How does Aciphex treat gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Aciphex is the trade name for rabeprazole, which is one of the proton pump inhibitors. These are potent suppressors of stomach acid. Proton pump inhibitors (omeprazole, lansoprazole, pantoprazole, esomeprazole, rabeprazole and dexlansoprazole) are all highly effective in treating reflux symptoms. These medications act by blocking the final step of acid production in the stomach and are typically taken once or twice daily prior to meals. For reflux symptoms that occur frequently, proton pump inhibitors are the most effective medical treatment.

If you are a person suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease, or erosive esophagitis, Aciphex is a medicine that will help treat this condition and its symptoms. You should take Aciphex daily, according to your age, and your esophagus should progressively heal over time. Since Aciphex reduces the amount of acid your stomach produces, it gives your esophagus a chance to heal from all the acid reflux flowing back into it. Generally your condition should get better between four to eight weeks, but full recovery depends on the seriousness of the damage.

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