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rabeprazole, Aciphex

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Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD Jay W. Marks, MD

Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

ARTICLE RELATED DISEASES IMAGES & QUIZZES INDEX Heartburn Slideshow: Foods to Eat, Foods to Avoid Digestive Myths Slideshow: Common Misconceptions GERD Quiz: Test Your Digestive Diseases IQ GENERIC NAME: rabeprazoleBRAND NAME: Aciphex

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PRESCRIPTION: Yes.

USES: Rabeprazole is used for treating ulcers of the stomach and duodenum, erosive or ulcerative gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (in which there is overproduction of acid caused by tumors). It also is used with antibiotics for eradicating Helicobacter pylori infections of the stomach that, along with acid, are responsible for many ulcers.

SIDE EFFECTS: Rabeprazole like other PPIs has few side effects. The most common side effects are:

diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, rash, and headaches.

Other side effects include:

dizziness, nervousness, abnormal heartbeat, muscle pain, weakness, leg cramps, and water retention.

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