Aciphex is a medication approved for the treatment of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease in adults and children above 1-year-old. This drug is composed of active component Rabeprazole Sodium, which is a proton pump inhibitor. Eisai Inc., one of the top pharmaceutical company has been manufacturing this medicine for a long period. This drug is made available for oral consumption in dosages as 10 mg
Manufacturer: Eisai Inc.
Active Ingredient: Rabeprazole Sodium is a proton pump inhibitor that has potential anti-ulcer activity. After protonation, accumulation, and transformation to the active sulfenamide within the acidic environment of gastric parietal cells, this active component binds to and inhibits the H+, K+ATPase i.e. hydrogen-potassium adenosine triphosphatase enzyme system present on the parietal cell secretory surface, inhibiting gastric acid secretion.
Indications: Rabeprazole composed medicine belongs to a class of drugs known as a proton pump inhibitor. It decreases the amount of acid made in the stomach. Aciphex is indicated to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease in adults and children who are at least 1 year old. It is used only in adults to treat conditions involving excessive stomach acid, like Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. This medication is also used in adults to promote healing of duodenal ulcers or erosive esophagitis. It may also be given with an antibiotic to protect duodenal ulcer caused by infection with Helicobacter pylori.
Action Mechanism: This mentioned medication is approved for the treatment of conditions caused by acid. It is a proton pump inhibitors or PPIs that blocks the production of acid by the stomach. It is used for the treatment of acid-caused conditions. Aciphex acts by blocking the pump in the wall of the stomach that secretes acid into the stomach. Due to this blocking the pump, the secretion of acid into the stomach is reduced, and this helps to heal ulcers in the stomach and esophagus.
Dosages: Given medicine is proton pump inhibitor available in dosages as mentioned below:
- 10 mg: Consume this medicine once a day 30 minutes before a meal as directed by the doctor
Note: This drug can cause kidney problems. Seek the medical help if urinating less than usual, or observe blood in the urine. This medication is not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms.