I have had LPR for about 10 years. After trying everything else, none of which worked, I've been on 60 mg of Dexilant once a day for several years. It is working great, and so now I would like to see if I can taper off it. My doctor, pharmacist, and I thought it made sense to try taking two 30 mg capsules instead of one 60 mg, which would allow me to try cutting back to one 30 mg pill, but go back to 60 if needed (without having to get a new 60 mg prescription).
I started taking two 30 mg capsules a few days ago and my reflux symptoms have come roaring back
Here are my questions:
- Are two 30 mg capsules equivalent to one 60 mg, and if not, why not?
- How long should I try tapering off (if I'm still having symptoms) before giving up and staying on this stuff forever?