Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
181 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Can intake of Dexilant cause fluctuating blood pressure?

I have check my blood pressure iwas normai 126 /82 ,129/74 months before .suddenly ,theweek 23.12 until now 04.01 2015 ,every day ,come up to 154/90 ,142/78 ,158/83 ,147/77 ,159/91 ..i am worry because i always proud of my pressure normal even i am 69 years old .i dont want to take medecine now if i am diagnosis hihg blood ,if i take exercised and controle diet ,the bood pressure can return to normal ? Actually i take calcium ,vatamine D ,and i just take 1 month DEXILANT 60mg .may be this medication affect my blood pressure . Please help because i am very worry .thank you very verry much .
Fri, 29 Apr 2016
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello ,
Welcome to and thanks for sharing your concern with us.
Dexilant is a PPI used to treat gastric problems like Acid reflux . Blood pressure fluctuation is not related with this medicine . As your blood pressure is a bit high from few months so I would suggest you to consult your GP about it .
Follow these :
1. exercise regularly 5 days a week ( walk 45 minute): it will lower your blood pressure.
2. Eat healthy foods like vegetables , fruits , high fiber , less oil , less salt .
3. practice yoga/ meditation and deep breathing exercises daily.
4. sleep 7 hours daily , and no compromise with sleep.
5. Take your prescribed medicines at right times daily .
6. Get your thorough annual check up done .

And if your doctor prescribes you antihypertensive drug like amlodipine and ACE inhibitors then take it regularly, Control of blood pressure is a multidisciplinary approach in which lifestyle modifications and proper medicines are needed .
In last I would say that don't be worried , just be aware and follow upper mentioned tips , it will greatly help not only in controlling blood pressure but in preventing any other disease also .

Best Regards,
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hi, my mother is 78 years old and taking hypertension medication. But lately her BP is fluctuating, sometimes it s 107/52, 102/49 then goes up to...