Rabeprazole decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Rabeprazole is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Rabeprazole is also used to promote healing of erosive esophagitis (damage to your esophagus caused by stomach acid). Rabeprazole may also be given with an antibiotic to prevent gastric ulcer caused by infection with helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). Rabeprazole may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Rabeprazole is usually given for 4 to 8 weeks only. Your doctor may recommend a second course of treatment if you need additional healing time. When treating H. pylori infection, rabeprazole may be needed for only 7 days. Follow your doctor’s instructions. Take this medicine with a full glass (8 ounces) of water. Rabeprazole may be taken with or without food. Do not crush, break, or chew a rabeprazole tablet. Swallow the pill whole. It is specially made to release medicine slowly in the body. Breaking or crushing the pill would cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. Take this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor.

Source: http://www.everydayhealth.com/info/v1/what-is-Aciphex/?z=general/dlp

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