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Aciphex


Generic Name: rabeprazole (ra BEP ra zole)
Brand Names: AcipHex, AcipHex Sprinkle


Treat Stomach Acid Related Conditions with Aciphex

Aciphex, also known as Rabeprazole, belongs to a group of proton pump inhibitors that lower acid production in the stomach. The drug is commonly prescribed for a short term use to improve the signs of gastroesophageal reflux disease in patients over 1 year old. Additionally, Aciphex can be recommended for adult patients to treat excessive stomach acid conditions, including Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and others. The revolutionary medication can also stimulate erosive esophagitis or duodenal ulcers healing process. Combined with antibiotic medications, Aciphex can be taken as a treatment of duodenal ulcer, activated by the infection. Your healthcare provider may recommend the medication for other conditions that are not mentioned in the safety guide.

Important Points You Should Know before Medication Administration

Keep in mind that heartburn is frequently confused with the first signs of heart attack. Consult your doctor in case you have felt severe chest pain, spreading to the shoulder or arm, heavy feeling, excess sweating, nausea and related complications. Never administerAciphex if you:

  • Have an allergy to Rabeprazole as the main component of the medication, or similar medications;
  • Are taking other treatments with the same ingredients;
  • Are pregnant and breastfeeding, etc.

Inform your physician about other diseases and health problems you have to ensure Aciphex will produce a beneficial effect and will not cause any side effects. Mention the following conditions:

  • Osteoporosis;
  • Liver or kidney disorders;    
  • Low magnesium levels in the blood;
  • Osteopenia and others.

Stay ultimately cautious during Aciphex administration, since the treatment course may enhance the risk of fractures in wrist, spine and hip.

Additionally, provide your doctor with a full list of other medications you are taking to eliminate the risks of drug interactions and their dangerous consequences. Do not forget to informabout:

  • Warfarin;       
  • Methotrexate and other medications, since combining them with Aciphex may lead to severe complications.

Safe Aciphex Intake – Way to Successful Treatment

Follow the doctor’s directions to benefit from the produced effect. Aciphex is commonly prescribed for a once-a-day use. Never change the prescribed dose, duration of the treatment course and other adjusted instructions. Aciphex is administered mainly during 4-8 weeks for the best effect and no side effects. The exact length of the medication use depends on the severity of the condition and response of the organism to the medication.

Once you have missed Aciphex dose, skip it till the next scheduled one in order to avoid the medication overuse with related consequences, including:

  • Allergicreactions;      
  • Seizures;
  • Watery or bloodydiarrhea;
  • Headache, sore throat, flu symptoms;
  • Stomach disorders, vomiting, nausea;
  • Severekidneyproblems;
  • Signs of bleeding;
  • Symptoms of low magnesium level.