Under such severe stomach pathologies as ulcer, gastritis, reflux disease and helicobacter pylori infection, the patient need an effective drug assistance. For these purposes, pharmacology developed powerful drug Aciphex. Instructions for use describes it as a means with antisecretory and anti-ulcer activity.
The appointment of a drug is justified in the following cases:
- Hypersecretion of hydrochloric acid that is Zollinger-Ellison syndrome;
- gastroesophageal reflux disease;
- acute stage of gastric and 12 duodenal ulcers;
- the presence of Helicobacter pylori bacteria.
How to take Aciphex
To counter the aggravation of peptic ulcer medication should be taken 20 mg per day, preferably in the morning before eating. The treatment should continue 4-6 weeks, and may increase by 4 weeks, if it is necessary.
In case of reflux disease you should start taking the medicine from 20 mg per day, and after elimination of acute symptoms the dosage should be reduced to 10 mg.
When you treating helicobacteriosis, manual instruction recommends taking drug Aciphex for 7 days. Take this medicine 20 mg twice a day. To increase the effectiveness of therapy antibiotic agents can be taken in parallel.
Contraindications of Aciphex
Refuse reception of this medicine in case of malignant tumors in the stomach, and intolerance to medication components. Pregnant women, nursing mothers, as well as kids in infancy definitely shouldn’t take Aciphex.
Experts note that the probability of side effects is extremely low.
Digestive system: diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, flatulence, constipation; rarely – dry mouth, dyspepsia, belching; in rare cases – anorexia, gastritis, stomatitis, increased hepatic transaminases.
Central and peripheral nervous system: headache, fatigue, dizziness, insomnia; rarely – nervousness, somnolence; in rare cases – depression, blurred vision and taste sensations.
Respiratory system: possible – rhinitis, pharyngitis, cough; rarely – sinusitis, bronchitis.
Allergic reactions: seldom – skin rash; in rare cases – itching.
Other: back pain, flu- like symptoms; rarely – myalgia, chest pain, fever, calf cramps, urinary tract infection, arthralgia; in rare cases – weight gain, increased sweating, leukocytosis.