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We help people afford the medication they need by verifying online pharmacies and comparing their prices. Drug prices are out of control. Americans face the highest medication prices in the world. That's why millions of Americans choose to buy medication from other countries.
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Why are Dexilant prices so high? How can I save money on Dexilant?
If you were prescribed Dexilant and are uninsured or your health insurance just does not cover the drug, then you know that it's a very expensive medication. PharmacyChecker experts have identified some ways you can save money on your Dexilant prescription. Currently, there are unfortunately no generic alternatives for Dexilant, so we'll focus on brand savings.
How does Dexilant work?
Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is used to help treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a condition where acid from the stomach causes heartburn and irritation of your esophagus. Dexilant helps your esophagus heal and prevents further damage. It works by reducing the amount of acid made in your stomach.
Why is Dexilant so expensive?
Currently, 30 capsules of Dexilant 60 mg can cost around $346 at your local U.S. pharmacy. Dexilant is a brand-name medication without competition from a generic. That means that the manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, charges the highest price that they believe people will pay. What's more is that the therapeutic benefits of Dexilant beyond other much cheaper medicines to treat GERD are still unknown, yet the medication still remains expensive.
There are also many other factors that may affect brand-name medication prices.
Read our Ask PharmacyChecker answer: Why are brand-name drugs so expensive?
How can I save money on Dexilant?
Order Dexilant from verified international online pharmacies
Dexilant is sold in other countries and can be purchased and shipped to you from verified online pharmacies. You can search verified pharmacies that list prices on PharmacyChecker.com to find Dexilant 60 mg as low as $2.50 per capsule at a verified international pharmacy.
That's a 78% discount vs. Dexilant sold in the U.S.
Use Dexilant discount coupons at your local U.S. pharmacy
If you prefer to shop at your local U.S. pharmacy for brand-name Dexilant, just scroll to the bottom of the Dexilant price comparison page and enter your ZIP Code to find the discounts available in your area. Follow the prompts to print the Dexilant discount coupon to present at your local pharmacy.
Apply for Dexilant patient assistance programs
PharmacyChecker.com also offers a search tool for patient assistance programs. Many pharmaceutical companies offer aid with the cost of medications through patient assistance programs. Learn how you may be able to buy Dexilant for as low as $20.
Consult your healthcare provider about Dexilant
There are much less expensive medicines to treat GERD. Ask your healthcare provider for an alternative prescription in the same class as Dexilant that your insurance plan may cover or that may be less expensive, such as pantoprazole or esomeprazole.
Keep an eye out for the Dexilant generic
The FDA approved a generic version of Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) in April 2017, but the exact date it will be available in U.S. pharmacies is not yet available. When it does become available, you can expect to save money at pharmacies with the generic version.Updated January 17, 2020