Aciphex (Rabeprazole) refers to proton pump
inhibitors. It reduces amount of
acid in the stomach and relieves symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Besides that Aciphex (Rabeprazole) assists symptoms such
as difficulty swallowing, persistent cough and heartburn.
Indication for use
(Rabeprazole) is prescribed for
adults and children who have:
· Active peptic ulcer of the duodenum;
active benign gastric ulcer;
erosive or ulcerative gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD);
long-term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD maintenance
symptomatic treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease from moderate to
very severe (symptomatic treatment of GERD);
· Zollinger-Ellison syndrome;
Aciphex (Rabeprazole) is not recommended to
use if you have: malignant process in the stomach and duodenum, pregnancy,
breastfeeding period, individual hypersensitivity to rabeprazole, other
components of the drug, substituted benzimidazoles.
Dose and usage
Dose of Aciphex (Rabeprazole): 20mg - pale yellow, round tablets.
In case of Duodenal
Ulcer or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - 20 mg orally / day
In case of Erosive Esophagitis or Gastric Ulcer - 20 mg orally / day within 4-8
In case of Duodenal Ulcer Prophylaxis -
20 mg orally /day within 1 year
In case of Helicobacter pylori
Infection - 20 mg orally 2 times a day within7 days
In case of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome:60
mg orally /day within 1 year.
children 1 to 11 years: less than 15 kg - 5 mg orally / day, more 15 kg - 10 mg
orally / day within 12 weeks.
Dose for children 12 years or older: 20 mg orally / day within 8 weeks.
by this drug can trigger some side effects: abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea,
dry mouth, constipation, kidney failure, flatulence, convulsions, rhinitis,
cough, sinusitis, fever back pain and allergic reactions.