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Generic Aciphex

Rabeprazole Sodium
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Aciphex photoUser Guide to AcipHex: Generic Name Rabeprazole Sodium

AcipHex is used for treating conditions relating to stomach acid. Generic AcipHex is called rabeprazole and is one of a number of drugs referred to as proton pump inhibitors (PPI). PPI�s work by blocking an enzyme in the stomach wall which is responsible for making and secreting stomach acid.

USES: AcipHex is prescribed to treat ulcers of the stomach and duodenum, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (condition where tumors result in overproduction of acid), and erosive or ulcerative gastroesophageal reflux disease. This drug is also used, in addition with antibiotics, to treat Helicobacter pylori infection of the stomach which contributes to stomach ulcers.

INGREDIENTS/DISCRIPTION: AcipHex contains the active ingredient rabeprazole sodium and is known chemically as 2-[[[4-(3methoxypropoxy)-3methyl-2-pyridinyl]-methyl]sulfinyl]-1H-benzimidazole sodium salt. The empirical formula is C18H20N3NaO3S.
Regardless of whether the patient acquires AcipHex online or at a pharmacy the drug is distributed as 20mg enteric-coated delayed release tablets which are light yellow with the words ACIPHEX 20 printed on one side. This medication is sold in bottles of 30 or 90 tablets and blister packages of 100. AcipHex should be stored at room temperature, 15-30 C (59-86 F) and should not be exposed to moisture.
AcipHex should be swallowed whole with water and not broken, crushed or chewed.

SIDE EFFECTS: AcipHex may cause any of the following side effects: headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, constipation, gas or sore throat. If these symptoms become severe or last contact your doctor.
Side effects which are more serious should be reported to your doctor immediately. These more serious symptoms include: blistering or peeling skin; rash, hives; swelling of the eyes, face, mouth, lips, tongue, or throat; difficulty breathing or swallowing.

DRUG INTERATCTIONS: AcipHex may increase the blood thinning effects of warfarin and patients taking warfarin should be monitored more frequently if they take AcipHex.
Because Generic AcipHex (Rabeprazole) reduces stomach acidity it may also reduce concentration and absorption in the blood of Ketoconazole (Nizoral) and increase concentration and absorption of digoxin.
Risks of osteoporosis-related fractures are associated with high doses and long-term use (over 1 year) of AcipHex and consequently it is important to use the lowest doses and the shortest duration of treatment.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: Is there a generic form of AcipHex?
A: Yes, the generic AcipHex is known as Rabeprazole Sodium
Q: Can AcipHex and the generic AcipHex be purchased online via the internet?
A: Yes, you can by AcipHex online
Q: Do I need a prescription to buy AcipHex?
A: Yes, a prescription is necessary whether buying AcipHex online or in a pharmacy.
Q: Will pregnancy affect my taking AcipHex?
A: Adequate evaluation has not been done on the effects of AcipHex on pregnant women.
Q: Can nursing mothers take AcipHex.
A: The effects AcipHex on nursing mothers have not been studied.
Q: What if I forget to take a dose?
A: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember unless the next scheduled dose is closer in which case skip the missed dose. Do not double up on dosage.
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