When recommending a starting dosage of Aciphex, your doctor will consider several factors, including the condition you are being treated for and other medications you may be taking. The recommended starting Aciphex dose for the healing of erosive esophagitis is Aciphex 20 mg once a day for four to eight weeks. The recommended starting dose for people with excess acid production is Aciphex 60 mg a day. Your healthcare provider may choose to increase the Aciphex dosing if symptoms continue or decrease the dose if side effects occur.
An Introduction to Aciphex Dosing
The dose of Aciphex® (rabeprazole sodium) your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition you are being treated for
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Dose of Aciphex for GERD
For people with symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the recommended Aciphex dosage is Aciphex 20 mg once a day for four weeks. If the symptoms of GERD do not improve, your doctor may recommend GERD treatment with Aciphex for another four weeks. This dose is approved for adults as well as adolescents as young as 12 years old.
Aciphex Dosage for Healing of Erosive Esophagitis
The recommended starting dosage of Aciphex medicine for the healing of erosive esophagitis is Aciphex 20 mg once a day for four to eight weeks. Once the erosive esophagitis is healed, the recommended daily dose of Aciphex is Aciphex 20 mg once a day to prevent the return of the erosive esophagitis.