Average Rating: 2.8 (481 Ratings)

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 4  Gerd Cough insomnia M 68 1 days
20 1X D
 4  Reflux loose stools, insomnia works well M 69 0 weeks
20 1X D
 1  Gastritis Severe depression, exhaustion, anxiety, uncontrollable crying, gas, bloating I couldn't figure out why my mental health suddenly started slipping so dramatically out of nowhere. I have only been taking Rabeprazole for 12 days but the longer I have been taking it the worse my moods have become. Have never had such uncontrollable crying fits before (especially for no reason) and severe depression, I've spent the last week feeling like somebody close to me died for absolutely no reason. When I called my doctor I was dismissed and told it must be hormonal as depression and anxiety aren't listed in the side effects. While it did improve my symptoms of gastritis somewhat, I'm still experiencing nausea after eating, a full feeling stomach after small amounts of food, and a burning sensation after eating. I am now afraid to try another proton pump inhibitor because I'm afraid for my mental health. F 23 12 days
20 MG 1X D
 5  GERD No side effects. Had to stop due to insurance not helping in coverage. Currently taking the generic and it has caused very sore calf muscles . I don;t know what to do. Any suggestions? Worked great for rme F 66 15 years
20mg 1X D
 4  Indigestion from hiatal hernia Strange taste in mouth, anxiety, headaches & mild chest/upper abdominal pain. I've only been on this for 5 days but it has completely eliminated my indigestion where nearly everything I ate or drank made my stomach burn. I'm worried about the side effects, the anxiety is really unsettling & I am hoping it's not from this drug as I'm an anxious person but I haven't felt like myself. I feel like I'm going to have a panic attack & the chest pains are a bit scary but I'm going to give it a while longer before reviewing with my Dr. F 50 5 days
10mg 1X D
 3  Gerd duodenitis gastritis It worked good for three weeks , last week started upset stomach really bad stomach pain, F 59 0 weeks
 3  Gastritis post gall bladder removal Insomnia, headache, anxiety, muscle/joint pain, heart palpitations and tachycardia, brain fog, dizziness, anemia My gastroenterologist had me start this after severe gastritis post gall bladder removal. I tried over the counter meds like Zantac, but nothing worked and this did. I was on it for four years and would probably still be on it if I didn't do the research concerning long term effects which was very concerning to me. While on it, I had chronic insomnia and thought nothing of it, taking melatonin or Ambien to aid with sleep. I also developed anxiety, and would experience panic attacks which I have never experience before in my life. I also developed anemia and heart palpitations. A few months ago I started to alternate taking this with Zantac to wean myself of it (you can't go cold turkey on a PPI!) and I started feeling really strange. I had severe brain fog, headaches, extreme fatigue and chest pains. I started getting tachycardia and had to wear a heart monitor. I could barely function and drive to and from work. It was pretty scary. I decided to completely quit Aciphex and Zantac and take Tagament as needed for the stomach burn which fortunately has been infrequent. I have been off both meds for 2 1/2 weeks and almost feel completely normal again. Gone is the insomnia that I've had for 4 years and I don't need sleep aids! I don't feel anxious or panicky like before! And the tachycardia has subsided. I truly think it was this drug that caused me all my problems and made me very ill. I would encourage others to not take this unless completely necessary and only for as long as F 43 4 years
20MG 1X D
 5  Reflux disease ( Gerd) None Severe heartburn with dysphagia ( food sticking in my throat) put me on this excellent medication. The 20mg is a tiny time released tablet I can swallow ( which is rare) but there is a 5 and 10 mg pack you can sprinkle on food which Implan to ask for soon....why? Once My GERD was under control ( about 2 years) I,told my doc I,was concerned about long term side effects, so my doc Told me To take it for 3 days on and three days off to see how that worked. That controlled my reflux well but I find I take for 3 days and often forget to restart until I get acid symptoms. Mild dysphagia is back so I'm sure doc will tell me to take 20 mg daily. Once reflux is again under control, I plan to ask for,the reduced 10 mg sprinkle capsule dose ( can be opened and sprinkled on food). After six months I will ask for 5 mg and see if daily use keeps my symptoms under control. For me,this is a great medication!!! F 52 12 years
20 mg 1X D
 1   Low grade headaches,neck pain. Laryngeal spasm,sleepiness M 57 5 months
 1  Gastritis Constipation, increased creatinine and potassium level in blood test, which indicate kidney problem, insomnia, swollen joint and itchy skin I was prescribed this after being diagnosed w/ gastritis. After only taking three days I stopped because of constipation and I immediately know there's something wrong about this drug. After googling it seems the big pharma is downplaying the side effects. I only took 20mg for three days and now after one week I suddenly have gout first time ever in my life! I am a female with extremely active lifestyle and watch my diet strictly so the only cause would be this drug. I really regret taking this and am worrying how long will it take for the ppi to leave my body and whether the damage done to my kidney will be reversed... I just hope more people will know how serious this drug can damage the quality of your life. F 0 days
 1  Acid reflux Omg- this med made me so sick ! started out with itchy feeling all over. Then noticed sore throat and headaches, neck pain , pain in ribcage .ultimate was changes in heart rate (high) and BP all over the charts . Weak and cannot think straight , muscle and joint pain and now shortness of breath anxiety Called dr and stopped it 2 days ago . Beginning to feel a little better now. Also had same but not as bad issue with nexium and had to stop that too . Now dr wants me on over the counter Zantac. When I told the dr and staff and even drug store , they seemed to not honestly acknowledge the side effects that I have gotten - said rare? I feel lucky to have survived this ordeal - beware F 62 10 days
 3  Stomach ulcers Stomach, intestinal aching; bloating; gas; diarrhea; a lot of intestinal gurgling The aciphex worked great to quell the stomach pain I was having due to the ulcers. I felt great and pain free for 2 weeks. Then I developed watery diarrhea, lower abdominal aching, difficulty eating because I would feel full quickly and my gut was just achy. I was tested for all sorts of things but all tests were negative. My GI doc first took me off carafate (which I was taking 4 times a day) and when my symptoms were unchanged, he said to stop the aciphex for a week then slowly add it back in. I was finally feeling almost normal after the week off of aciphex so I didn't start back up right away. A second week went by and I was feeling so much better. Now I started back every other day and I'm having bouts of stomach pain, gas, intestinal distress and loose stools😫. Going to stop taking it and try an OTC PPI. F 46 4 weeks
20 mg
 1  GERD It was the worse medication I have ever taking. So glad I am not alone bad cramps. Worse stomach ache Joint paint. Headache. Body twitching.veritgo burning stomach. Lethargic. Felt instant relief as soon as I stopped the medication. Never again..... F 54 5 days
 2  reflux/gerd constipation, trouble trouble sleeping, lack of energy, apathy By itself it hardly did anything for my reflux but with 2 Zantac a day and a strict diet it actually worked pretty well. I might try and drop the Aciphex to see if those things work fine without this drug as I'm not too keen of the side effects: constipation, trouble falling asleep and trouble waking up in the morning, complete apathy which includes no sex drive which is the main reason I want to get off this drug. M 44 30 days
20 1X D
 5  Reflux None Helps me extremely F 40 2 years
1 daily
 5  Gerd and stomach acid.also great fo None! I used to be able to eat almost anything in moderation. When we switch to Generic. Helps but does not work like true aciphex. It is october 24 2015,there is no doubt in my experience, this is an excellent choice for me.I have taken this medication for years and it works very well, the generic works okay but not as well as a true aciphex. I just wish it wasn't so expensive to buy the real stuff, and why is so hard to find right now. thank you, Marguerita F 56 5 years
 1  Barrett's Esophagus Headaches, blistering rash on scalp, and chest, foggy hearing, very sleepy, severe abdominal cramping, inability to pass gas. I was on the brand name meds years ago and has trouble with it. Thought I would try the generic. Not worth all the suffering will try another route to heal. I can't function! F 49 9 days
 2  acid reflux Joint pain and unsteady gait Will stop taking it F 80 3 days
 3  GERD Lite headed, Dizziness, Severe hearing loss, Chest Pain,Lethargy, Severe Weakness My mother took ONE pill of the generic, Rabeprazole and the effects were instantaneous! She normally has slight hearing loss but now i'm having to yell just for her to hear me. She is having chest pains, is severely lite headed and dizzy and keeps falling asleep while talking to me. Pharmacist says "oh we've never heard of this before, but don't go to the ER unless she has swelling of the tongue or throat".........She couldn't even get off of the toilet on her own. Do not take the generic! She has taken the Aciphex before with zero issues but this generic is awful! F 63 1 days
20 mg 1X D
 5  GERD This drug is underrated..I've taken every PPI and over the counter reflux med and Aciplex is the only one that helps me. I have had trouble getting insurance to cover it in the past but there is a generic now so I am happy I can take it again. Love it, if you have trouble getting relief for your reflux, definitely ask to give this one a try for a few weeks. It's good. M 39 8 years
20 MG 1X D

ACIPHEX  (RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM):  Rabeprazole is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus. Rabeprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)