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When and How Do I Take Aciphex?

Some general considerations for when and how to take the medication include:
  • Aciphex comes in tablet form. It can be taken with or without food.
  • The tablets should not be split, chewed, or crushed. (For information about the sprinkle capsule form of Aciphex that can be opened, please see Aciphex Sprinkle.)
  • It should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the medication in your system.
  • For it to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed.


The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The medical condition being treated
  • 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.
(Click Aciphex Dosing for more information.)

Potential Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects. Not everyone who takes Aciphex will experience side effects, however. When people do develop side effects, they are usually minor, meaning that they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
Common side effects include, but are not limited to:
(Click Aciphex Side Effects to learn about the specific side effects of this drug.)
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