The generic name for Aciphex is Rabeprozole. Its main purpose is to help treat people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is a chronic digestive disorder. People who have GERB suffer from stomach acid and additional stomach contents flowing backward into their esophagus. This would be the tube that joins together the throat and stomach. When this happens it can cause issues such as heartburn as well as damage to the esophagus.
Aciphex is a part of a class of medicational treatments called proton pump inhibitors. These are drugs that are able to inhibit a specific enzyme involved in making acid inside the stomach. Aciphex’s ability to lower stomach acid enables it to offer other benefits to the user such as relieving heartburn, belching, and bad tastes that can sometimes be in a person’s throat. It can help to fix a damage esophagus, treat ulcer problems, assist with treating or eliminating ulcer-causing bacterium. It can also help deal with disorders that cause the stomach to make acid in excessive quantities.
What are some of the potential common side effects a person might experience if they use Aciphex?
nausea and vomiting
What are some of the more serious potential side effects a person might experience?
Swollen arms and legs
Decreased liver function, resulting in worsening brain function
Hepatitis (liver inflammation)
Muscle or joint pain
What are some of the additional things you can do in order to make a drug like Aciphex more effective?
Although this drug is effective at what it does, the goal shouldn’t be to rely on it too heavily for too long. There are natural ways you can treat your problems, but in a lot of cases people who use this drug need immediate help. This doesn’t mean duel treatment shouldn’t be used. One medicational and the other more natural.
A lot of people who suffer from GERD have serious digestive problems. These problems stem from a bad diet that usually doesn’t contain anywhere near the amount of proper nutrients they need in order to be well balanced in this regard. For instance, in order to have a healthy digestive system you need to be consuming a lot of fiber in your diet. Most people don’t get enough though and this causes problems.
Taking a supplement might seem like a good option, but typically it doesn’t work so well for the following reasons:
The quality of the fiber supplement isn’t that good to begin with or for some reason your body isn’t able to get the full benefits from using it.
You have too many other negative habits that are offsetting the benefits of taking a fiber supplement.
You still don’t consume enough foods in order to allow the supplement to proper absorb into your body. A supplement alone isn’t enough and is still no replacement for a healthier diet.
Aciphex can work better in the long term if you start consuming foods high in fiber such as whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and fruits. You can find most of these foods very inexpensively and their better than using a supplement in most cases.