How long is it safe to take Aciphex?

How long is it safe to take Aciphex?

AcipHex is for short-term use only, usually 4 to 8 weeks. Your doctor may recommend a second course of treatment if you need additional healing time. AcipHex Sprinkle should not be given to a child younger than 1 year old.

What time of day should you take Aciphex?

Typically, the best time to take Aciphex and other proton pump inhibitors for gastroesophageal reflux disease are best taken in the morning. By doing so, acid suppression for 24 hours is commonly achieved. While most patients only need once a day therapy, some patients will need a second dose, usually before dinner.

What are the side effects of rabeprazole 20 mg?

The more common side effects of rabeprazole can include:

  • headache.
  • pain in the abdomen (stomach area)
  • sore throat.
  • gas.
  • infection.
  • constipation.
  • diarrhea.

Should Aciphex be taken with food?

ACIPHEX can be taken with or without food. Swallow each ACIPHEX tablet whole with water. Do not chew, crush, or split ACIPHEX tablets because this will damage the tablet and the medicine will not work. Tell your doctor if you cannot swallow tablets whole.

What are the long term side effects of Aciphex?

Taking rabeprazole long-term may cause you to develop stomach growths called fundic gland polyps. Talk with your doctor about this risk….Common side effects may include:

  • infection;
  • pain;
  • sore throat;
  • headache;
  • nausea, vomiting;
  • gas, diarrhea, constipation; or.
  • stomach pain.

What is the best substitute for Aciphex?

Over the counter medications that work like Aciphex include Prilosec, or generic as omeprazole, Nexium, and Prevacid.

Can I take Tylenol with Aciphex?

No interactions were found between rabeprazole and Tylenol. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.

Can rabeprazole affect kidneys?

Rabeprazole can cause kidney problems. Tell your doctor if you are urinating less than usual, or if you have blood in your urine. Diarrhea may be a sign of a new infection. Call your doctor if you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it.

Can you just stop taking Aciphex?

Usually, you can stop taking rabeprazole without reducing the dose first. If you’ve taken rabeprazole for a long time, speak to your doctor before you stop taking it. Stopping the medicine suddenly could make your stomach produce a lot more acid, and make your symptoms return.

Is there an over the counter equivalent to Aciphex?

No, rabeprazole (Aciphex) is not available OTC and requires a prescription from your provider. Lansoprazole (Prevacid), Omeprazole (Prilosec), and esomeprazole (Nexium) are OTC proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) that lower the amount of acid in your stomach like rabeprazole (Aciphex).

Is Aciphex the same as Zantac?

Aciphex is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) and Zantac is a H2 (histamine-2) receptor blocker. Zantac is available over-the-counter (OTC) and as a generic. Side effects of Aciphex and Zantac that are similar include diarrhea, headache, and sleep problems (insomnia).

Who should not take rabeprazole?

Use of rabeprazole for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is not recommended in children younger than 1 year of age for Aciphex® Sprinkle™ capsule or in children younger than 12 years of age for Aciphex® delayed-release tablets.