What is aciphex?
Aciphex is a brand name of Rabeprazole which is used in the treatment and prophylaxis of the ulcer disease of stomach and duodenum.
Aciphex belongs to the medical group of proton pump inhibitors and its therapeutic effect is conditioned by this. The proton pump plays an important role in the secretion of the hydrochloric acid. In case of the high level of hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice, there is an irritation of the walls of the mucous membranes of the gastro.intestinal tract. As a result, the human has ulcers which cause bleeding, acute pain, and other unpleasant and dangerous symptoms.
In order to inhibit the symptoms of the ulcer disease of the GIT organs, Aciphex is used. It inhibits the production of the hydrochloric acid during eating and at night. In case of the reduction of the hydrochloric acid concentration in the gastric juice, ulcers are healed on the walls of the mucous membranes, and stop bleeding. All disease symptoms disappear.
The therapeutic effect of Aciphex is started within 30.40 minutes after the consumption of the daily dose. The patient feels relief in the stomach, and does not have painful sensations, and heartburn.
Who is prescribed Aciphex?
Aciphex is prescribed patients with acid.dependent diseases of the gastro.intestinal tract:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Ellison syndrome
- Increased secretion of hydrochloric acid
- Aggravation of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer
Stomach ulcers of the infectious and inflammatory origin (in a combination therapy with antibiotics)
How to take Aciphex?
Every patient needs an individual approach to the treatment of the acid.dependent diseases of the cardio.vascular tract. The scheme of the treatment and dosage can be adjusted depending on the intensity of the production of the hydrochloric acid and consequences of the increased content in the stomach.
- The standard therapy of the ulcer disease of stomach and duodenum offers Aciphex 20 mg per day within 5.6 weeks
- For reflux esophagitis patients are prescribed Aciphex 20 mg within 6.8 weeks
The treatment of the ulcer affection of the GIT of the infectious origin needs a combined treatment. To reduce ulcers Aciphex 20 mg is used within 7.10 days.
Aciphex 20 mg tablets are taken once a day, with a full glass of water.
Recommendations for the use
In order to keep a clinical effect for a long time, it is necessary to keep diet during the treatment as well as after the end of the course with Aciphex 20 mg. Products stimulating the increased production of the hydrochloric acid must be eliminated.
- Before taking Aciphex 20 mg, a medical examination of the GIT should be done in order to eliminate the possibility of the malignant growth.
- Aciphex 20 mg should be taken by patients older 16 years, and an acid.dependent disease should be diagnosed
- Pregnant women are not recommended to take Aciphex 20 mg
The breast feeding should be terminated during the use of Aciphex
What side effects can be during the use of Aciphex?
The side effects of Aciphex can be caused by the pharmacological action of the medication: diarrhea, nausea, asthenia, flatulency, metallic taste, and dry mouth.
These side effects do not influence on the efficiency of the therapy and usually pass within the first week of the treatment.
If bleedings from the GIT or allergic reaction appear, you should see a doctor to get individual recommendations.