: Rabeprazole Sodium, Rabeprazole
: Heartburn, bad taste and belching related to acid reflux
: Brand and Janssen-Ortho Aciphex 10mg, 20mg. Generic Rabeprazole 10mg, 20mg
How Rabeprazole Works
Rabeprazole is used to treat a variety of symptoms related to Acid reflux; it helps with burning, belching, and bad tastes caused by acid reflux. Rabeprazole slows down the production of stomach acid thus relieving symptoms. Because Rabeprazole slows down acid in the stomach it may also be used as a short-term solution of stomach ulcers in combination with antibiotics. Your doctor may have prescribed Rabeprazole for other reasons other than those listed; therefore it is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed.
Generic Aciphex vs Brand Aciphex
There are very slight differences between brand and generic Aciphex; both medications contain the medical ingredient Rabeprazole Sodium. Rabeprazole is marketed by Janssen-Ortho as Aciphex in the USA only; Aciphex is known as Pariet in other countries around the world. Your order of Aciphex may have an alternate name depending on its country of origin; an alternate name does not make the medication a generic. Generic Aciphex or Rabeprazole is manufactured outside of a Janssen-Ortho facility; this is the biggest difference between Aciphex and Rabeprazole. Generic Rabeprazole and Aciphex are identical in dose, strength, safety, efficacy, chemical makeup and therapeutic use. If you have any questions regarding the generic manufacturers for Aciphex or have any concerns feel free to contact us.
Rabeprazole Possible side effects
While taking Rabeprazole you may experience unwanted reactions; while some side effects are more common than others it is important to speak to your doctor or pharmacist on how to manage these side effects. Common side effects include:
• Flu-like symptoms
• Insomnia or nervousness
• Mouth sores
If any of these side effects become bothersome or severe, contact your doctor immediately.
Before you begin taking any medications speak to you doctor openly about the risks and benefits of that medication. If you are allergic to Rabeprazole do not take Aciphex or any other medication containing that drug. Individuals with liver problems may require a low-dose of Aciphex. Rabeprazole should not be used by women who are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breast-feeding. There may be an interaction between Rabeprazole and the following drugs:
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