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How long after coming off aciphex (rabeprazole) until your system is normal. ?

How long after coming off aciphex (rabeprazole) until your system is normal. ?

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 more

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How many hours apart can 20mg aciphex (rabeprazole) be taken?

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

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What is the definition or description of: aciphex (rabeprazole)?

What is the definition or description of: aciphex (rabeprazole)?

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

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Does aciphex (rabeprazole) have side effects?

Does aciphex (rabeprazole) have side effects?

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

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R side effects common in aciphex (rabeprazole)?

R side effects  common in aciphex (rabeprazole)?

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