Are my stools black due to taking Dexlansoprazole for acid reflux?

Q. Why am I having black stools these days?

Answered by
Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 13, 2022 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am having black stools these days. Earlier, I had acid reflux and currently, I am taking Dexlansoprazole. I need to consult a gastroenterologist.



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For acid reflux, you can take the capsule Esomeprazole 40 mg once before breakfast for a minimum of four weeks. Do not give a gap.

Avoid overeating, spicy and fried foods. Do not lie down for two hours after a meal.

For black stools, if you are taking any multivitamin, stop it. Avoid constipation, take lots of water, chew food well, and take a high fiber diet. You will feel great. This is not blood in your stool so do not worry.

If your problem does not settle, let me know.

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