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How many hours after taking rabeprazole (PPI) or cimetidine do I have to wait to take ferrous fumarate for best absorption?

How many hours after taking rabeprazole (PPI) or cimetidine do I have to wait to take ferrous fumarate for best absorption?

Many hours: I think it will work better for you to take the iron supplement 30-60 minutes prior to taking any PPI which may suppress acid production for more than 10 hours. ...Read more

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Is there any long term side effects to take rabeprazole sodium life long?

Is there any long term side effects to take rabeprazole sodium life long?

Yes, ↓ Bone Strength: Study pi (prescribing insert): http://www. Aciphex. Com/pdf/aciphexpi. Pdf, http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/rabeprazole and google "rabeprazole side effects long term" for some clues. As always, individual outcomes vary. Like most prescription medications, rabeprazole is just a single molecule, chosen for track record of benefits/downside ratio &simplifies complexity of molecules/patient interaction. ...Read more

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I am taking Rabeprazole 20 mg twice for antral gastritis but still have acidity. Can I take the med thrice and reduce when my condition gets better.?

I am taking Rabeprazole 20 mg twice for antral gastritis but still have acidity. Can I take the med thrice and reduce when my condition gets better.?

No: More is not better. You should always take your medications as prescribed. To avoid accidental overdose do not increase your dose without talking to your doctor first. If you are having a lot of breakthrough symptoms you should follow up with your doctor or see GI to discuss alternative treatment or further work up. ...Read more

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Is it fine to take dicyclomine while taking aciphex (rabeprazole)?

Is it fine to take dicyclomine while taking aciphex (rabeprazole)?

Yes: It is fine to take both medications together. There are no known interactions. ...Read more

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Do you have to take aciphex (rabeprazole) 30-60 minutes before a meal like prontonix?

Do you have to take aciphex (rabeprazole) 30-60 minutes before a meal like prontonix?

No.: You can take Aciphex (rabeprazole) after you eat, when you begin to have symptoms or after the ranitidine doesn't work. ...Read more

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Am 21 having costochroditis and pain in chest so is it necessary to take paracetamol even if am not having pain. Am also taking clonozepom;rabeprazole?

Am 21 having costochroditis and pain in chest so is it necessary to take paracetamol even if am not having pain. Am also taking clonozepom;rabeprazole?

Costochondritis: In general if you are not having discomfort from costochonditis, you don't need pain medications. Having said that and knowing very little about you otherwise, the best person to ask your question is your doctor who actually knows you and your problems. ...Read more

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I keep having hunger pains, I eat plenty and take: aciphex, (rabeprazole) and arthrotec everyday. I am not sure what the cause is?

I keep having hunger pains, I eat plenty and take: aciphex, (rabeprazole) and arthrotec everyday. I am not sure what the cause is?

Hunger pains: Arthritic is an anti-inflammatory drug that can affect your stomach even if you are taking aciphex (rabeprazole). You should see a
Gastroenterologist. You might need endoscopic study.
You should stop arthrotec for now. ...Read more

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Its been 3 months I'm taking Rabeprazole tablet 2 times a day for GERD. Felt a little better but has come back after missing to take the tablet for 15?

Its been 3 months I'm taking Rabeprazole tablet 2 times a day for GERD. Felt a little better but has come back after missing to take the tablet for 15?

Back on meds GI eval: Hi GKay
By using the medication a proton pump inhibitor you decrease the aciditiy in your stomach. This type of medication takes a week to do this. A quick acting product such as OTC liquid antacids decrease acid immediately. Go back on the meds and see a GI doctor to get a scope. There are other meds for long term use.
Thanks for query
Dr Lange ...Read more

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I am on 20mg rabeprazole and have been prescription 400mg x2 daily cimetidine for mast cell activation disorder - are they safe to take together?

I am on 20mg rabeprazole and have been prescription 400mg x2 daily cimetidine for mast cell activation disorder - are they safe to take together?

Yes, but...: ...You may be able to maximize your dose of Cimetidine alone so that rabeprazole can be discontinued. Talk this over with your prescribing physician, ; clarify with him/her the duration of treatment that's planned. ...Read more

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Esophagitis grade 2 with epigatritis, I take rabeprazole 20 mg, levosulpride 75 mg, how long I take, is it curable, In endoscopy show inflamed mucosa.

Esophagitis grade 2 with epigatritis, I take rabeprazole 20 mg, levosulpride 75 mg, how long I take, is it curable, In endoscopy show inflamed mucosa.

YES: With apprprite therapy (PPI medication) and tight follow ip wth your physician, avoidance of alcohol, aspirin and NSAIDS- this is a curable condition. ...Read more

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I am taking Rabeprazole-20 twice. Can I take Peppermint Oil capsule for bowel problem with the medicine. Thanks.?

I am taking Rabeprazole-20 twice. Can I take Peppermint Oil capsule for bowel problem with the medicine. Thanks.?

Rabeprazole: Hi, it depends why you are taking it for, if you are taking it for acid reflux I don't think it's wise to take peppermint as that might increase your reflux symptoms. Also Peppermint decreases the clearance of Rabeprazole from your body, therefore you might not need to take it twice a day, talk to your Gasteroenterologist. ...Read more

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I take a rabeprazole 20 mg tablet each morning in empty stomach for last 10 years for gastric & acidity problem. Is it okay?

I take a rabeprazole 20 mg tablet each morning in empty stomach for last 10 years for gastric & acidity problem. Is it okay?

Should be OK.: It's generally presumed that medications like Rabeprazole are safe to use regularly in the long term. ...Read more

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Take 40 mg aciphex (rabeprazole) daily for reflux (we think it is bile reflux as symptoms persist). Not a hyper secreter of acid. Safe to take a goldenseal supplement?

Take 40 mg aciphex (rabeprazole) daily for reflux (we think it is bile reflux as symptoms persist). Not a hyper secreter of acid. Safe to take a goldenseal supplement?

Goldenseal: Although goldenseal has interactions with many medications, it is not likely to interact with Aciphex (rabeprazole). If you take other medicines, be careful. In addition, be aware that there is no good scientific evidence that it will do anything positive for digestive tract issues. Be cautious adding supplements of questionable value to your medication regimen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take fish oil, multivitamin, aciphex, (rabeprazole) and glucosamine condroiton at the same time?

Is it ok to take fish oil, multivitamin, aciphex, (rabeprazole) and glucosamine condroiton at the same time?

Maybe take Acifex: Separately. Most vitamins, supplements are dependent on the GI tract and acidity being normal. If you take anything that changes the acidity level, or reduce it, you might also reduce the absorption or effectiveness of your supplements. So rather than take it all together, take the Acifex by itself not at the same time to optimize your vitamin absorption. ...Read more

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Have acid reflux and hiatus hernia I have been prescribed rabeprazole 20mg, omeprazole 20mg and lansoprazole 30mg, which would you say was best?

Have acid reflux and hiatus hernia I have been prescribed rabeprazole 20mg, omeprazole 20mg and lansoprazole 30mg, which would you say was best?

All comparable: All of the PPI's (proton pump inhibitors) are very effective at reducing acid. Some keep the gastric pH <4 longer than others, but the bottom line, is which one works for you at the lowest dosage and the cheapest price. Check with your insurance company and find out which is their preferred drug. ...Read more