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Rabeprazole (Aciphex) is a medicine that reduces the amount of acid in your stomach. It is used to improve heartburn and other gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms, allow damage to the esophagus to heal, and give the stomach or intestines time to heal, among other things. It is important for people to talk to their healthcare provider prior to taking rabeprazole if they have liver disease or liver failure, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have any allergies.

What Is Rabeprazole?

Rabeprazole (Aciphex®) is a medication that is used to treat a number of conditions within the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, including:
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Erosive esophagitis
  • Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections
  • Pathological hypersecretory conditions (such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome)
  • Duodenal ulcers.
(Click Rabeprazole Uses for more information about what this medication is used for, including possible off-label uses.)

Side Effects of Rabeprazole

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with rabeprazole. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. When people do develop side effects, they are usually minor, meaning that they require no treatment or are easily treated by your healthcare provider.
Common side effects of rabeprazole include, but are not limited to:
(Click Side Effects of Rabeprazole for more information.)
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