GENERIC NAME: rabeprazole
BRAND NAME: Aciphex
GENERIC AVAILABLE: 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:
Other side effects include:
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