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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 duodenum;
- elimination of 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 for Aciphex
Aciphex does not work for everyone. Improvement in your symptoms does not prevent you from having other stomach-related medical conditions.
Side Effects of Aciphex
Aciphex is generally well tolerated. The 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.
Who Should Not Take Aciphex
Do NOT use Aciphex if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Aciphex
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Interactions with Aciphex
If Aciphex is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increase, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining AcipHex with the following:
- Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune)
- Digoxin (Lanoxin)
- Ketoconazole (Nizoral)
- Warfarin (Coumadin)
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