What is Aciphex
Aciphex is used for:
short-term healing of a gradual breakdown (erosion) or sore
(ulceration) in the esophagus which
may be caused
by the backward flow of gastric acid from the stomach into the esophagus (gastroesophageal
reflux disease or GERD);
maintenance of healing of erosive or ulcerative GERD;
treatment of daytime and nighttime heartburn and other
symptoms associated with GERD;
short-term (up to 4 weeks) healing of an ulcer in the
Helicobacter pylori, in combination with amoxicillin and clarithromycin,
to reduce the risk of duodenal ulcer recurrence in patients with a current
duodenal ulcer or a duodenal ulcer in the past 5 years;
medical conditions that result in the body secreting too
much acid, including Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Precautions with Aciphex:
Aciphex does not work for everyone.
Improvement in your symptoms does not prevent you from having other
stomach-related medical conditions.
tell my doctor or health care provider?
Because Aciphex lowers the level of acid in your
stomach, certain other medications can interact with Aciphex.
Review all medications that you are taking with your health care
provider, including those that you take without a prescription.
Tell your health care provider if you are trying to
become pregnant, are already pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
are some possible side effects of Aciphex?
(This is not a complete list
of side effects reported with Aciphex. Your
health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side
Aciphex is generally well tolerated.
most common side effect is headache.
Your health care provider can discuss with you a
complete list of possible side effects.
For more detailed information about Aciphex, ask your
health care provider.