ACIPHEX helps treat heartburn and other symptoms of acid reflux disease, like a bad taste in your throat and belching. One small ACIPHEX tablet a day works all day and all night.
ACIPHEX is a proton pump inhibitor. This type of drug works by reducing the acid produced by your stomach, so you'll have:
One ACIPHEX 20 mg tablet daily is used for the treatment of persistent, frequent (2 or more days a week) heartburn and other symptoms associated with acid reflux disease in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and above.
ACIPHEX is used in children 1 to 11 years of age to treat GERD for up to 12 weeks. ACIPHEX is not effective in treating symptoms of GERD in children 1 month to 11 months of age. ACIPHEX should not be used to treat GERD in babies younger than 1 month of age.
If your doctor says that you have acid reflux disease, ask if prescription ACIPHEX is right for you.
What are the possible side effects of ACIPHEX?
ACIPHEX can cause serious side effects including:
Tell your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms:
Your doctor may check the level of magnesium in your body before you start taking ACIPHEX, during treatment, or if you will be taking ACIPHEX for a long period of time.
The most common side effects with ACIPHEX include:
The most common side effects with ACIPHEX in children include:
Other side effects:
Serious allergic reactions. Tell your doctor if you get any of the following symptoms
Your doctor may stop ACIPHEX if these symptoms happen.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the side effects of ACIPHEX. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In adults (≥18 years of age), one ACIPHEX 20 mg tablet daily is used for the treatment of daytime and nighttime heartburn and other symptoms associated with acid reflux disease. ACIPHEX is also used for the short-term (4 to 8 weeks) treatment in the healing and symptom relief of damaging (erosive) acid reflux disease (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and to maintain healing of damage (erosion) and relief of heartburn symptoms that happen with acid reflux disease. ACIPHEX has not been studied for treatment lasting longer than 12 months (1 year).
In adolescents (≥12 years of age), one ACIPHEX 20 mg tablet daily is used for the treatment of daytime and nighttime heartburn and other symptoms associated with acid reflux disease.
In children (1 to 11 years of age) ACIPHEX® Sprinkle™ is used for the treatment of acid reflux disease for up to 12 weeks.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
For more information about ACIPHEX or ACIPHEX® Sprinkle™, see Full Product Information.
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