- Dexrabeprazole Sodium
- Omeprazole–Sodium Bicarbonate
- Rabeprazole Sodium
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Aciphex* used for?
Generic for Aciphex* (Rabeprazole Sodium) is a proton pump inhibitor used to relieve symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease such as heartburn. Rabeprazole Sodium is also prescribed for the short-term treatment of inflammation in the esophagus, duodenal ulcers, and Zollinger–Ellison syndrome. Generic for Aciphex* works by blocking the production of stomach acid. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Aciphex*?
The dosage of Generic for Aciphex* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Aciphex* can be taken with or without food
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Aciphex*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Aciphex* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Aciphex*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Aciphex*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Aciphex*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Aciphex*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Aciphex*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Aciphex*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Aciphex* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Aciphex* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Aciphex* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Aciphex* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Aciphex* may cause side effects such as headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain, dry mouth, and dizziness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Aciphex*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Aciphex*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Aciphex* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Aciphex*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Aciphex*?
How will Generic for Aciphex* work in my body?
How should Generic for Aciphex* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Aciphex* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before taking Generic for Aciphex*, inform your doctor if you have stomach ulcer caused by H. pylori bacteria. This medication should not be taken while you are breastfeeding. Also, if you are pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.