Available by prescription only, Aciphex® (rabeprazole sodium) is a drug used to treat several conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Some of these conditions include:
To ensure a safe treatment with Aciphex, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other medications you are taking, as well as any allergies you may have, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you have any other medical conditions, such as liver disease or low magnesium blood levels. Common side effects reported with this medicine include diarrhea, headache, and nausea.
(To read the full eMedTV article on this medication, click Aciphex. This article offers information on how this drug works, dosing guidelines, and general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)