What is Aciphex used for?
Aciphex is used for:
- short-term (4-8 weeks) 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;
- short-term (up to 4 weeks) healing of an ulcer in the duodenum;
- medical conditions that result in the body secreting too much acid, including
General Information about Aciphex:
Aciphex does not work for everyone. Improvement in your symptoms does not
prevent you from having other stomach-related medical conditions.
What should I 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.
What 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 effects.)
Aciphex is generally well tolerated. The most common side effect is
For more detailed information about Aciphex, ask your health care provider.