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This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020973/001.

Names and composition

"ACIPHEX" is the commercial name of a drug composed of RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020973/001 ACIPHEX RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 10MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
020973/002 ACIPHEX RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 20MG
021456/001 ACIPHEX RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM Tablet, Delayed Release/ Oral 20MG

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ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020973/001 ACIPHEX RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 10MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
020973/002 ACIPHEX RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 20MG
021456/001 ACIPHEX RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM Tablet, Delayed Release/ Oral 20MG
076822/001 RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 20MG
076824/001 RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 20MG
076885/001 RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 20MG
078964/001 RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 20MG
090678/001 RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 20MG
202376/001 RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 20MG
204179/001 RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 20MG
204237/001 RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 20MG
204736/001 ACIPHEX SPRINKLE RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM CAPSULE, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 5MG
204736/002 ACIPHEX SPRINKLE RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM CAPSULE, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 10MG
205761/001 RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 20MG

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Nexium and Aciphex? Gerd Question, please help?
I was on Nexium but only samples for 2 weeks, My doc switched me to Aciphex because my insurance doesnt cover the Nexium. Has anyone taken this before, and what was the result. How soon can I start it after taking Nexium. Thanks for any help. Asked by Aleshia Kietzer 1 year ago.

Nexium and Aciphex are both medications for the relief of Gerd. They are both Proton pump in inhibitors,Now we used to get Prescriptions from the doctor for Prilosec, which was very expensive, but which also helped very much. Then the pharmaceutical company making the Prilosec lost the exclusive rights to the formula, for the drug and now it is sold over the counter without a prescription, I take one a day to combat Gerd, and reflux. I have taken Nexium and can say for a fact that the Prilosec is just as good in reducing the discomfort of Gerd and acid reflux. You might try the small size, the 14 day box of Prilosec.You may have to ask at the cash register, if it is not on the shelf, people are beginning to steal it, and now the drugstores have to keep it under glass. I would ask your Doctor about Prilosec and if you can try it. Also you do not have to wait to take the Aciphex. But in case of doubt, again, ask your doctor. To raise the head of your bed, get two cement blocks, and put the top of the bed on the blocks. Don't eat or drink after six O'Clock. Hope this helps, when it goes up my nose it really burns. Answered by Valrie Pullano 1 year ago.

Add pepcid to your list...yes, they all work in the same manner. I have had better luck with Aciphex and it's not as expensive as nexium. There is a generic for similar products, omeprazole; works great and very inexpensive. Hope this helps. Answered by Mack Smtih 1 year ago.


Do you have to take Aciphex 30-60 minutes before a meal like Prontonix?
I had been using Protonix and had to take it 30-60 minutes before a meal. My doc late yesterday gave me samples of Aciphex because the Prontonix appears not to be helping anymore my larynx/silent reflux. I forgot to ask him if with Aciphex there is the 30-60 wait or it can be taken right before/after a meal? Thanks. Asked by Erline Purcella 1 year ago.

AcipHex can be taken with or without food. Having food in your stomach does not decrease or increase its absorption. Protonix can also be taken with or without food. Both of these drugs are PPIs, which means they inhibit the proton pumps in your stomach that cause stomach acids to be excreted. However, since your physician told you to take the Protonix 30-60 minutes before a meal, you should also take the AcipHex that way. If you forget to take your AcipHex and have already eaten a meal, it is OK to go ahead and take it. At the worst, it wil have diminished effects but it will still help stop that stomach acid. I took AcipHex for 2 years, and in my opinion it is the single best GERD medication available. I took mine with and without food, and it helped my esophagus heal rapidly. Answered by Cherly Harklerode 1 year ago.

Yes is the answer to your question. For the maximum effect, any acid blocker medication is best taken on an empty stomach. If you haven't already, put two bricks under each side of the head of your bed, this will elevate the head of the bed about 6 inches, avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and eating or drinking anything within 4 hours of lying down at night. Hope this helps. Answered by Sally Poetzsch 1 year ago.

yes, but make sure that you are not going to chew or break it in your mouth. Also, make sure that you are taking it with the prescription of your doctor Because your doctor knows what is best for you and he have all the knowledge and information about the proper way of taking this medicine.Giving only for you to have something to review if you still want to know things about Aciphex . Do a google with pharmacyescrow.org/s3102-s-ACIPHEX ..... it is safe so don't worry. It contains added information about Aciphex that might help you. Answered by Wilma Nogueira 1 year ago.

How To Take Aciphex Answered by Elana Rychlicki 1 year ago.


Aciphex Sodium Side Effects?
I've been taking Aciphex for 3 months for GERD. The last 6 weeks or so, i've noticed every time I eat something with a lot of sodium (i.e. Hot Dog, Cold Cuts, etc.) I get an immediate head rush, feel like i'm swelling up, headache etc then it goes away in about 20 minutes. I have never really felt this... Asked by Shirlee Diga 1 year ago.

I've been taking Aciphex for 3 months for GERD. The last 6 weeks or so, i've noticed every time I eat something with a lot of sodium (i.e. Hot Dog, Cold Cuts, etc.) I get an immediate head rush, feel like i'm swelling up, headache etc then it goes away in about 20 minutes. I have never really felt this way other then some times where I ate a ton of take out Chinese. Aciphex is made of sodium, can this be triggering these extreme reactions to the high sodium? Answered by Ashly Urhahn 1 year ago.

This compound is not approved by the FDA and has been also restricted in other countries. It is made in China and marketed in many countries. The interaction of the ingredients was cited by the FDA as "risky" and life threatening side effects have occurred in children. Answered by Juan Fatora 1 year ago.


Anyone taking/taken aciphex??
about 2 months ago i was told that i have acid reflux. no heartburn, just a lot of flem in my throat all the time. it never goes away. i cant swallow it down. i was on prevacid for two months and i saw no change. my doctor just prescribed me aciphex which is stronger. has anyone had any bad side effects or... Asked by Tabatha Althouse 1 year ago.

about 2 months ago i was told that i have acid reflux. no heartburn, just a lot of flem in my throat all the time. it never goes away. i cant swallow it down. i was on prevacid for two months and i saw no change. my doctor just prescribed me aciphex which is stronger. has anyone had any bad side effects or reactions because of taking this medication? Answered by Carmelia Soliday 1 year ago.

i was prescribed aciphex about 2 months ago. I had the same symptoms as you and was prescribed aciphex. I am 21 years old and the side effects it gave me made me feel like i was losing my mind. Depression, anxiety, blurred vision, migranes, the chills, panic attacks chest pressure. I went back to the doctors and they took me off the medication. They had to give me vistral for my side effects. Its a muscle relaxer and mild sedative. Then for my stomach they put me on zantac and i feel alot better. I will never take aciphex again that medicine was the devil. Hope your problems are going better and let me know how aciphex is making you feel. Answered by Nu Steinburg 1 year ago.


Does taking 20mg a day of aciphex stop food absorption?
I have been taking 20 mg of aciphex a day for 2 1/2 years now and I am starting to have some problems with my energy levels, I now have cronic fatigue syndrome and have no energy to do anything anymore could it be caused from my lack of stomach acid to digest food and convert to energy? Asked by German Sherard 1 year ago.

----------------------------------------... AcipHex blocks acid production in the stomach. (esophagus). to help with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is caused by the backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus over a prolonged period of time. Because GERD can be chronic, your doctor may continue to prescribe AcipHex to prevent a relapse after your initial course of treatment and to relieve symptoms of GERD such as heartburn. The drug is classified as a "proton pump inhibitor." It works by blocking a specific enzyme essential to the production of stomach acid. It begins reducing acid within an hour of administration. It doesn't block the absorption of food. Having chronic fatique syndrome is a whole different issue in itself and that is what is more likely causing the low energy level. Either way these are things that you should be discussing with your doctor. Answered by Vasiliki Smily 1 year ago.


Aciphex side effects?
Asked by Tamala Heinecke 1 year ago.

Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking AcipHex. Headache is the most common side effect of AcipHex, occurring in two people out of 100. Answered by Grover Boda 1 year ago.


Aciphex medication..........?
How long does it take aciphex medication to kick in? I'm in a lot of discomfort so I'm curious thanks! Asked by Katlyn Sausedo 1 year ago.

Aciphex is strong medication and most people are prescribed only one dose a day. If it is not working for you, call your doctor and s/he should be able to give something different--equally strong, but that fits you. See a gastroenterologist and have x-rays they recommend done. If you have an ulcer, it will show. Don't let it go on. Other things mask themselves as heartburn too. t Answered by Gail Kekua 1 year ago.

Usually about a half hour. I want to caution you, not to worry, but there are more serious gastrointestinal conditions that can be mistaken for heartburn. Aciphex should be strong enough to get rid of heartburn. If it's not, I would go back to your doctor or a gastroenterologist right away. Answered by Janeth Umnus 1 year ago.


What does "Aciphex" do?
Thanks. Asked by Marge Smidt 1 year ago.

aciphex is a "proton pump inhibitor"... in the stomach there are thousands of cells that produce stomach acid by pumping out hydrogen ions and therefore increasing the acidity of the stomach contents. Aciphex blocks these proton pumps from releasing the "stomach acid (hydrogen ions)". Aciphex, prilosec, nexium, protonix all are proton pump inhibitors. Answered by Emelia Trumpp 1 year ago.

it decreases the amount of acid in your stomach. its used to treat ulcers and heartburn. Answered by Thi Nichter 1 year ago.

i think it has something to do in the heartburn area, or it could be to help control your stomach acids. Answered by Adena Lonneman 1 year ago.

it is for acid reflux Answered by Jospeh Kubinski 1 year ago.


Aciphex and Zoloft??
I've recently started taking Aciphex and Zoloft. I've only been on them a few days, and when I take them I get nauseas around meal times,and I don't want to eat. Then about an hour after I usually eat I get really hungry, I eat dinner, but then an hour later I get hungry again. This is a really weird... Asked by Flora Jakuboski 1 year ago.

I've recently started taking Aciphex and Zoloft. I've only been on them a few days, and when I take them I get nauseas around meal times,and I don't want to eat. Then about an hour after I usually eat I get really hungry, I eat dinner, but then an hour later I get hungry again. This is a really weird side effect. Anybody experienced it? I'm hungrier more often than usual, but not around meal times. But when I say I'm hungrier I mean I am reeally hungrier!! This is weird.... which one would be causing it? Answered by Jerry Daill 1 year ago.

aciphex is used to treat hyperacidity and zoloft is used to treat depression, ocd, panic attack, eating disorder and anxiety. some of the side efects of aciphex is weight gain, nausea & vomiting. in zoloft you'll experience a change in your appetite. so it could be one potentiating the other in as much as your cravings for food is concerned. Answered by Alida Boocks 1 year ago.


Nexium and Aciphex? Gerd Question, please help?
I was on Nexium but only samples for 2 weeks, My doc switched me to Aciphex because my insurance doesnt cover the Nexium. Has anyone taken this before, and what was the result. How soon can I start it after taking Nexium. Thanks for any help. Asked by Oleta Hallaway 1 year ago.

Nexium and Aciphex are both medications for the relief of Gerd. They are both Proton pump in inhibitors,Now we used to get Prescriptions from the doctor for Prilosec, which was very expensive, but which also helped very much. Then the pharmaceutical company making the Prilosec lost the exclusive rights to the formula, for the drug and now it is sold over the counter without a prescription, I take one a day to combat Gerd, and reflux. I have taken Nexium and can say for a fact that the Prilosec is just as good in reducing the discomfort of Gerd and acid reflux. You might try the small size, the 14 day box of Prilosec.You may have to ask at the cash register, if it is not on the shelf, people are beginning to steal it, and now the drugstores have to keep it under glass. I would ask your Doctor about Prilosec and if you can try it. Also you do not have to wait to take the Aciphex. But in case of doubt, again, ask your doctor. To raise the head of your bed, get two cement blocks, and put the top of the bed on the blocks. Don't eat or drink after six O'Clock. Hope this helps, when it goes up my nose it really burns. Answered by Ermelinda Dycus 1 year ago.

Add pepcid to your list...yes, they all work in the same manner. I have had better luck with Aciphex and it's not as expensive as nexium. There is a generic for similar products, omeprazole; works great and very inexpensive. Hope this helps. Answered by Cristen Troccoli 1 year ago.


Do you have to take Aciphex 30-60 minutes before a meal like Prontonix?
I had been using Protonix and had to take it 30-60 minutes before a meal. My doc late yesterday gave me samples of Aciphex because the Prontonix appears not to be helping anymore my larynx/silent reflux. I forgot to ask him if with Aciphex there is the 30-60 wait or it can be taken right before/after a meal? Thanks. Asked by Jule Petteway 1 year ago.

AcipHex can be taken with or without food. Having food in your stomach does not decrease or increase its absorption. Protonix can also be taken with or without food. Both of these drugs are PPIs, which means they inhibit the proton pumps in your stomach that cause stomach acids to be excreted. However, since your physician told you to take the Protonix 30-60 minutes before a meal, you should also take the AcipHex that way. If you forget to take your AcipHex and have already eaten a meal, it is OK to go ahead and take it. At the worst, it wil have diminished effects but it will still help stop that stomach acid. I took AcipHex for 2 years, and in my opinion it is the single best GERD medication available. I took mine with and without food, and it helped my esophagus heal rapidly. Answered by Virgina Angevine 1 year ago.

Yes is the answer to your question. For the maximum effect, any acid blocker medication is best taken on an empty stomach. If you haven't already, put two bricks under each side of the head of your bed, this will elevate the head of the bed about 6 inches, avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and eating or drinking anything within 4 hours of lying down at night. Hope this helps. Answered by Assunta Shimmel 1 year ago.

yes, but make sure that you are not going to chew or break it in your mouth. Also, make sure that you are taking it with the prescription of your doctor Because your doctor knows what is best for you and he have all the knowledge and information about the proper way of taking this medicine.Giving only for you to have something to review if you still want to know things about Aciphex . Do a google with pharmacyescrow.org/s3102-s-ACIPHEX ..... it is safe so don't worry. It contains added information about Aciphex that might help you. Answered by Shawn Retterbush 1 year ago.

How To Take Aciphex Answered by Hanna Skibicki 1 year ago.


Aciphex Sodium Side Effects?
I've been taking Aciphex for 3 months for GERD. The last 6 weeks or so, i've noticed every time I eat something with a lot of sodium (i.e. Hot Dog, Cold Cuts, etc.) I get an immediate head rush, feel like i'm swelling up, headache etc then it goes away in about 20 minutes. I have never really felt this... Asked by Nathanial Prok 1 year ago.

I've been taking Aciphex for 3 months for GERD. The last 6 weeks or so, i've noticed every time I eat something with a lot of sodium (i.e. Hot Dog, Cold Cuts, etc.) I get an immediate head rush, feel like i'm swelling up, headache etc then it goes away in about 20 minutes. I have never really felt this way other then some times where I ate a ton of take out Chinese. Aciphex is made of sodium, can this be triggering these extreme reactions to the high sodium? Answered by Sharmaine Khiev 1 year ago.

This compound is not approved by the FDA and has been also restricted in other countries. It is made in China and marketed in many countries. The interaction of the ingredients was cited by the FDA as "risky" and life threatening side effects have occurred in children. Answered by Bibi Humphries 1 year ago.


Anyone taking/taken aciphex??
about 2 months ago i was told that i have acid reflux. no heartburn, just a lot of flem in my throat all the time. it never goes away. i cant swallow it down. i was on prevacid for two months and i saw no change. my doctor just prescribed me aciphex which is stronger. has anyone had any bad side effects or... Asked by Kristy Minkel 1 year ago.

about 2 months ago i was told that i have acid reflux. no heartburn, just a lot of flem in my throat all the time. it never goes away. i cant swallow it down. i was on prevacid for two months and i saw no change. my doctor just prescribed me aciphex which is stronger. has anyone had any bad side effects or reactions because of taking this medication? Answered by Nita Treon 1 year ago.

i was prescribed aciphex about 2 months ago. I had the same symptoms as you and was prescribed aciphex. I am 21 years old and the side effects it gave me made me feel like i was losing my mind. Depression, anxiety, blurred vision, migranes, the chills, panic attacks chest pressure. I went back to the doctors and they took me off the medication. They had to give me vistral for my side effects. Its a muscle relaxer and mild sedative. Then for my stomach they put me on zantac and i feel alot better. I will never take aciphex again that medicine was the devil. Hope your problems are going better and let me know how aciphex is making you feel. Answered by Zofia Nickell 1 year ago.


Does taking 20mg a day of aciphex stop food absorption?
I have been taking 20 mg of aciphex a day for 2 1/2 years now and I am starting to have some problems with my energy levels, I now have cronic fatigue syndrome and have no energy to do anything anymore could it be caused from my lack of stomach acid to digest food and convert to energy? Asked by Carleen Linnemann 1 year ago.

----------------------------------------... AcipHex blocks acid production in the stomach. (esophagus). to help with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is caused by the backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus over a prolonged period of time. Because GERD can be chronic, your doctor may continue to prescribe AcipHex to prevent a relapse after your initial course of treatment and to relieve symptoms of GERD such as heartburn. The drug is classified as a "proton pump inhibitor." It works by blocking a specific enzyme essential to the production of stomach acid. It begins reducing acid within an hour of administration. It doesn't block the absorption of food. Having chronic fatique syndrome is a whole different issue in itself and that is what is more likely causing the low energy level. Either way these are things that you should be discussing with your doctor. Answered by Harrison Parry 1 year ago.


Aciphex side effects?
Asked by Chau Hajduk 1 year ago.

Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking AcipHex. Headache is the most common side effect of AcipHex, occurring in two people out of 100. Answered by Jessi Throgmorton 1 year ago.


Aciphex medication..........?
How long does it take aciphex medication to kick in? I'm in a lot of discomfort so I'm curious thanks! Asked by Gregoria Alstott 1 year ago.

Aciphex is strong medication and most people are prescribed only one dose a day. If it is not working for you, call your doctor and s/he should be able to give something different--equally strong, but that fits you. See a gastroenterologist and have x-rays they recommend done. If you have an ulcer, it will show. Don't let it go on. Other things mask themselves as heartburn too. t Answered by Donna Delapenha 1 year ago.

Usually about a half hour. I want to caution you, not to worry, but there are more serious gastrointestinal conditions that can be mistaken for heartburn. Aciphex should be strong enough to get rid of heartburn. If it's not, I would go back to your doctor or a gastroenterologist right away. Answered by Darron Frontera 1 year ago.


What does "Aciphex" do?
Thanks. Asked by Vernon Roettger 1 year ago.

aciphex is a "proton pump inhibitor"... in the stomach there are thousands of cells that produce stomach acid by pumping out hydrogen ions and therefore increasing the acidity of the stomach contents. Aciphex blocks these proton pumps from releasing the "stomach acid (hydrogen ions)". Aciphex, prilosec, nexium, protonix all are proton pump inhibitors. Answered by Pricilla Reimann 1 year ago.

it decreases the amount of acid in your stomach. its used to treat ulcers and heartburn. Answered by Audrie Reen 1 year ago.

i think it has something to do in the heartburn area, or it could be to help control your stomach acids. Answered by Patrice Eifert 1 year ago.

it is for acid reflux Answered by Jessi Musilli 1 year ago.


Aciphex and Zoloft??
I've recently started taking Aciphex and Zoloft. I've only been on them a few days, and when I take them I get nauseas around meal times,and I don't want to eat. Then about an hour after I usually eat I get really hungry, I eat dinner, but then an hour later I get hungry again. This is a really weird... Asked by Barton Migues 1 year ago.

I've recently started taking Aciphex and Zoloft. I've only been on them a few days, and when I take them I get nauseas around meal times,and I don't want to eat. Then about an hour after I usually eat I get really hungry, I eat dinner, but then an hour later I get hungry again. This is a really weird side effect. Anybody experienced it? I'm hungrier more often than usual, but not around meal times. But when I say I'm hungrier I mean I am reeally hungrier!! This is weird.... which one would be causing it? Answered by Dave Dalesandro 1 year ago.

aciphex is used to treat hyperacidity and zoloft is used to treat depression, ocd, panic attack, eating disorder and anxiety. some of the side efects of aciphex is weight gain, nausea & vomiting. in zoloft you'll experience a change in your appetite. so it could be one potentiating the other in as much as your cravings for food is concerned. Answered by Estela Grumney 1 year ago.


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