What is Aciphex
decreases the amount of acid produced in your stomach.
is used to treat ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD
or heartburn), and other conditions involving excessive stomach
may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this
General medical information about Aciphex
Do not stop taking Aciphex even if you begin to feel
better. Your symptoms may improve before your condition is
Do not break, chew, or split the tablets.
Swallow them whole. They are specially formulated to release
slowly in your body.
Who should not take Aciphex Talk to your doctor before taking Aciphex if you
have liver disease. You may not be able to take Aciphex,
or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring
during treatment if you have liver disease.
is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is
not expected to harm an unborn baby. Do not take Aciphex
without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether Aciphex passes into breast
milk. Do not take Aciphex without first talking to your
doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should take Aciphex Take Aciphex exactly as directed by your doctor.
If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist,
nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
dose with a full glass of water.
Do not break, chew,
or split the tablets. Swallow them whole. They are specially
formulated to release slowly in your body.
stop taking Aciphex even if you begin to feel better. Your
symptoms may improve before your condition is fully treated.
Store Aciphex at room temperature away from moisture
If you miss a dose: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However,
if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed
dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do
not take a double dose of this medication unless your doctor
What happens if you overdose: Seek emergency medical attention.
of a Aciphex overdose are not known.
Avoid while taking Aciphex There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or
activity while taking Aciphex, unless otherwise directed
by your doctor.
Possible side effects of Aciphex Serious side effects from Aciphex are rare. Stop
taking Aciphex and seek emergency medical attention if you
experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing
of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face;
or hives) to Aciphex.
Less serious side effects from
Aciphex are also uncommon. Continue to take Aciphex and
talk to your doctor if you experience
- upset stomach or diarrhea;
- insomnia or
- a rash or itching.
effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk
to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual
or that is especially bothersome.
What other drugs will affect Aciphex Before taking Aciphex, tell your doctor if you are
taking any of the following medicines:
- ampicillin (Omnipen, Principen),
iron (Feosol, Mol-Iron, Fergon, Femiron, others),
digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps), or
You may not be able to take
Aciphex, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special
monitoring during your treatment if you are taking any of
the medicines listed above.
other than those listed here may also interact with Aciphex.
Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription
or over-the-counter medicines.