Aciphex is used for treating heartburn or irritation of the esophagus caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It may be used for short-term treatment of ulcers of the small intestine. It may be used with certain antibiotics to treat ulcers of the small intestine and to help prevent them from coming back. It may be used to treat conditions that cause your body to make too much stomach acid (eg, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). Aciphex is a proton pump inhibitor. It works by decreasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Use Aciphex as directed by your doctor.
- Take Aciphex by mouth with or without food.
- Swallow Aciphex whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing.
- You may take antacids while you are taking Aciphex if you are directed to do so by your doctor.
- If you also take an imidazole antifungal (eg, ketoconazole), take it at least 2 hours before taking Aciphex.
- If you also take sucralfate, take Aciphex at least 30 minutes before taking sucralfate.
- Continue to take Aciphex even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
- If you miss a dose of Aciphex, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Aciphex.
Store Aciphex at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Aciphex out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Active Ingredient: Rabeprazole sodium.