How should I take Aciphex/Rabeprazole?
Take Aciphex (Rabeprazole) for the entire course of the prescription as recommended by your doctor. Do not stop taking Aciphex (Rabeprazole) until the course is completed even if your symptoms disappear. Be sure to read the medication guide and follow the directions from your doctor. Do not change your doses or alter your medication schedule. Aciphex (Rabeprazole) is usually only taken for 4 to 8 weeks unless your doctor recommends a second course. Take Aciphex (Rabeprazole) with a full glass of water; with or without food. Do not crush Aciphex (Rabeprazole) or break it apart, swallow it whole. Follow your doctor's instructions.
When should Aciphex/Rabeprazole not be taken?
Do not take Aciphex (Rabeprazole) if you are allergic to rabeprazole or to similar medicines such as lansoprazole (Prevacid), esomeprazole (Nexium), omeprazole (Prilosec, Zegerid), or pantoprazole (Protonix). Do not take Aciphex (Rabeprazole) if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or nursing. Tell your doctor if you have had liver disease.
What precautions should I follow when taking Aciphex/Rabeprazole?
If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. If it is close to your next dose, wait until then. If you overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Aciphex/Rabeprazole?
Be sure to follow any food and beverage restrictions your doctor recommends for using Aciphex (Rabeprazole).
What are the side effects of Aciphex/Rabeprazole?
Serious Aciphex (Rabeprazole) side effects include: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. If you experience these, seek medical attention.
Common Aciphex (Rabeprazole) side effects include: headache; upset stomach or diarrhea; insomnia or nervousness; or a rash or itching.