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I have a very dry mouth. I have stopped all medications that can cause it , except lyrica 75 mg which i take at night to help me sleep. I just stopped aciphex. Will my mouth ever stop being dry? I live where ragweed is, and am allergic to it, but stopped
Is it ok to take azithromycin with my medications klonopin inderal remeron and aciphex (rabeprazole)?
Should be : As long as your doctor is supervising. ...Read more
Just started aciphex (rabeprazole) can I take with my medication klonopin inderal remeron vitamin d and fish oil?
No worries w/Aciphex: There appear to be some interactions between your current meds: the Inderal may reduce the fish oil effect, and the Klonopin and Remeron combination may cause increased CNS depression (more sedation). However, adding Aciphex (rabeprazole) to the listed medications should not cause any problem. ...Read more
I have suffered from halitosis for most of my adult life. I took aciphex and that worked for five years. What else should I do my doctor put me on a new medication called Dexilant and that worked for a week. I also have dry mouth. I took an h. Pylori
It : It seems like your physician has taken care of the potential gastrointestinal causes of your halitosis. Bad breath can also occur from untreated dental problems. When is the last time you had a dental exam, radiographs, and a professional cleaning? Cavities full of bacteria, periodontal problems, and accumulated calculus are some of the things that may be contributing to your problem. The dry mouth does not help your situation, either. Is the dry mouth a side effect of other medications you are taking? Hope this info helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 years ago reflux started and lead to non h-pylori gastritis. Quit smoking, I'm not overweight, and quit drinking. Chronic gerd persists. Take 20mg aciphex daily. I reflux drinking water. Anything else I can add medication wise to help avoid cancer
First of all: speak with your Primary Care Provider since you are NOT on maximum medical treatment! Both H-2 Blockers (eg Zantac...Pepcid) at PRESCRIPTION strength and PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS (eg:: PRILOSEC, NEXIUM (esomeprazole) ) ALSO at PRESCRIPTION strength can be taken TOGETHER under the care of your PCP or Gastroenterologist. If you have not consulted a Board Certified GI doc DO IT!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do ppi drugs quit working? I have been on aciphex (rabeprazole) for over a year and the heartburn and sore throat is back.
See gastroenterology: Proton pump inhibitors do not stop working, but there may be other reasons for your heartburn to return. You should see a gastroenterologist for an upper endoscopy to rule other causes of heartburn, such as hiatal hernia, esophageal spasm or achalasia, gastric ulcer, esophagitis, gastritis. Also coronary artery disease can mimic GERD, but you are young for this. ...Read more
Usually,one every: 24 hours but twice daily may be required to control severe cases.If the higher dose is required,you should discus with your doctor. ...Read more
Medication: It's an antiulcer drug in the class of proton pump inhibitors that is used to heal and give symptomatic relief of duodenal ulcers & erosive or ulcerative gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd); maintain healing & reducing relapse rates of heartburn symptoms in patients with gerd; treat daytime & nighttime heartburn & other symptoms associated with gerd. ...Read more
A couple days: Aciphex/rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor: these drugs bind to an enzyme (proton pump) located on stomach parietal cells and block the production of hydrogen ions. So then the hydrogen ions can't combine with chloride ions to form gastric/stomach acid. This blockage/inhibition lasts about 48 hours after which new proton pumps are synthesized and resting proton pumps are reactivated. Stay well ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been prescribed aciphex (rabeprazole) but it is too expensive and there is not a generic for it. Is there an alternative?
Meds: Both medications are PPI and have similar efficacy. However, though the years I have found that sometimes one will work better than another for a certain individual. There seems to be a link between a persons genetics and efficacy of any medication. ...Read more
All meds do: All medications have effects, which r what we prescribe them 4 nd side effects, which r everything else the med might do. Hopefully the effects outweigh the side effects. Aciphex (rabeprazole) is a ppi which prevents your stomach from making acid, which is one of the main function of the stomach. While controlling some symptoms, we don't know the long term effects yet of this yet. Protein maldigestion? ...Read more
Not usually: All medications have effects, which r what we prescribe them 4 nd side effects, which r everything else the med might do. Hopefully the effects outweigh the side effects. Aciphex (rabeprazole) is a ppi which prevents your stomach from making acid, which is one of the main function of the stomach. While controlling some symptoms, we don't know the long term effects yet of this yet. Protein maldigestion? ...Read more
Minimal : They are both ppis but have some small differences in the way they are metabolized in the liver. Clinically they work essentially the same, though some people may reload better to one or the other. ...Read more