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Rabeprazole is an oral drug that is used for the treatment of conditions caused by acid. It is in a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors or PPIs which block the production of acid by the stomach. Other drugs in the same class include lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec), pantoprazole (Protonix), and esomeprazole (Nexium).
PPIs are used for the treatment of acid-caused conditions such as stomach and duodenal ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. Rabeprazole, like other PPIs, blocks the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that makes and secretes acid into the stomach. By blocking the enzyme, the secretion of acid into the stomach is decreased, and this allows ulcers in the stomach and esophagus to heal.
|Aciphex 20 mg - 30 Tabs
|Aciphex 20 mg - 60 Tabs
|Aciphex 20 mg - 90 Tabs
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Aciphex Directions To Use
Aciphex is available for oral administration as delayed-release, enteric-coated tablets. The recommended adult oral dose is one Aciphex 20 mg delayed-release tablet to be taken once daily for four to eight weeks. Take each dose with a full glass of water. Do not break, chew, or split the tablets. Swallow them whole. They are specially formulated to release slowly in your body.
Aciphex Warnings and Side Effects
Before taking Aciphex, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: ketoconazole (Nizoral), ampicillin (Omnipen, Principen), iron (Feosol, Mol-Iron, Fergon, Femiron, others), digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps), or cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral). You may not be able to take Aciphex, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during your treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above. Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with Aciphex. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Aciphex may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if these Aciphex symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- headache with Aciphex
- upset stomach with Aciphex
- diarrhea with Aciphex
- stomach pain with Aciphex
- vomiting with Aciphex
- constipation with Aciphex
- dry mouth with Aciphex
- increased or decreased appetite with Aciphex
- muscle or bone pain with Aciphex
- drowsiness with Aciphex
- dizziness with Aciphex
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep with Aciphex
There may be other side effects from Aciphex. Call your doctor if youhave any unusual problems while taking this Aciphex medication.
Aciphex Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
Keep Aciphex out of the reach of children. Store Aciphex at room temperature (between 59°F and 86°F). Protect Aciphex from moisture.
Keep Aciphex in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store Aciphex at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any Aciphex/rabeprazole that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to yourpharmacist about the proper disposal of your Aciphex.
Symptoms of an Aciphex overdose are not known. Seek emergency medical attention.
Aciphex More Information
There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while taking Aciphex, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Do not stop taking Aciphex even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before your condition is fully treated.
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