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(rabeprazole)

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These medications are comparable to Aciphex (rabeprazole) or used for similar purposes.

Aciphex
(rabeprazole)

Dexilant
(dexlansoprazole)

Nexium
(esomeprazole)

Prilosec
(omeprazole)

Protonix
(pantoprazole)

Pepcid
(famotidine)

Prevacid
(lansoprazole)

Tagamet
(cimetidine)

Zantac 75
(ranitidine)

Treats heartburn and ulcers. Aciphex (Rabeprazole) is an effective medicine to treat heartburn and ulcers, but can be expensive.Treats heartburn and ulcers. Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) is an effective medicine to treat heartburn and ulcers, but can be expensive.Treats heartburn and stomach ulcers. Nexium (Esomeprazole) gives you long-lasting heartburn relief. But this purple pill ain't cheap! The generic forms of alternative drugs work just as well, and are usually less expensive.Treats heartburn and stomach ulcers. Prilosec (Omeprazole) gives you long-lasting heartburn relief. Choose the cheapest proton pump inhibitor because they all work equally well for heartburn.Treats heartburn and excess release of stomach acid. Protonix (pantoprazole) is usually only taken once a day for long-lasting heartburn relief, but it can increase your risk of bone fractures if you've used it for a long time.Relieves heartburn. Pepcid (Famotidine) works well for heartburn but may not last as long or start working as quickly as other antacids.Treats heartburn and stomach ulcers. Prevacid (Lansoprazole) gives you long-lasting heartburn relief and helps heal ulcers.Relieves heartburn and acid tummy. Tagamet (Cimetidine) works well for heartburn but may not last as long or start working as quickly as other antacids.Relieves heartburn. Zantac 75 (Ranitidine) works well for heartburn but may not last as long or start working as quickly as other antacids.
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Have you used Aciphex (rabeprazole)?
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Reviews for Dexilant (dexlansoprazole)
93%
-7% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
92%
+3% better vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
14%
-14% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
Have you used Dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?
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Reviews for Nexium (esomeprazole)
75%
-25% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
59%
-30% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
11%
-11% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
1239 reviews
Have you used Nexium (esomeprazole)?
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Reviews for Prilosec (omeprazole)
80%
-20% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
59%
-30% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
8%
-8% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
1167 reviews
Have you used Prilosec (omeprazole)?
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Reviews for Protonix (pantoprazole)
68%
-32% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
51%
-38% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
13%
-13% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
584 reviews
Have you used Protonix (pantoprazole)?
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Reviews for Pepcid (famotidine)
75%
-25% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
41%
-48% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
8%
-8% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
853 reviews
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Have you used Prevacid (lansoprazole)?
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Reviews for Tagamet (cimetidine)
63%
-37% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
36%
-53% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
12%
-12% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
632 reviews
Have you used Tagamet (cimetidine)?
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Reviews for Zantac 75 (ranitidine)
72%
-28% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
44%
-45% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
7%
-7% worse vs. Aciphex (rabeprazole)
1062 reviews
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Side effects
AciphexDexilantNexiumOmeprazolepantoprazolePepcidPrevacidTagametZantac
  • Headache 10%
  • Diarrhea 5%
  • Nausea 5%
  • Abdominal pain 5%
  • Vomiting 4%
  • Sore throat 1%
  • Passing gas 2%
  • Pain 2%
More Aciphex side effects »
  • Diarrhea 2%
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 1%
  • Vomiting 1%
  • Passing gas 1%
More Dexilant side effects »
  • Diarrhea 3%
  • Headache 2%
  • Drowsiness 2%
  • Change in taste 7%
  • Abdominal pain 4%
  • Nausea 2%
  • Irritability 5%
  • Vomiting 5%
More Nexium side effects »
  • Upper respiratory infection 75%
  • Fever 33%
  • Headache 7%
  • Abdominal pain 5%
  • Nausea 4%
  • Diarrhea 4%
  • Accidental injuries 4%
  • Passing gas 3%
  • Vomiting 3%
More Omeprazole side effects »
  • Headache 3%
  • Diarrhea 4%
  • Vomiting 2%
  • Dizziness 2%
  • Joint pain 2%
More pantoprazole side effects »
  • Headache 5%
  • Diarrhea 2%
More Pepcid side effects »
  • Diarrhea 2%
  • Abdominal pain 1%
More Prevacid side effects »
  • Abnormally large breasts in males 4%
  • Headache 2%
More Tagamet side effects »

The Zantac FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

More about Zantac side effects »
How it works
AciphexDexilantNexiumOmeprazolepantoprazolePepcidPrevacidTagametZantac
Aciphex (Rabeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It lowers the amount of acid in your stomach, treats heartburn, and heals ulcers.Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It lowers the amount of acid in your stomach, treats heartburn, and heals ulcers.Nexium (Esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It lowers the amount of acid in your stomach, treats heartburn, and heals ulcers.Prilosec (Omeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It lowers the amount of acid in your stomach, treats heartburn, and heals ulcers.Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. It lowers the amount of acid in your stomach which treats heartburn.Pepcid (Famotidine) is a type of antacid called an H2 blocker. It blocks the chemical histamine, which lowers acid production in your stomach. This treats heartburn and helps ulcers heal.Prevacid (Lansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It lowers the amount of acid in your stomach, treats heartburn, and heals ulcers.Tagamet (Cimetidine) is a type of antacid called an H2 blocker. It blocks the chemical histamine, which lowers acid production in your stomach. This treats heartburn and helps ulcers heal.Zantac 75 (Ranitidine) is an H2 blocker. It blocks the chemical histamine, which lowers acid production in your stomach. This treats heartburn and helps ulcers heal.
Type of medication
AciphexDexilantNexiumOmeprazolepantoprazolePepcidPrevacidTagametZantac
Prescription only
Prescription only
Prescription or OTC
Prescription or OTC
Prescription only
Prescription or OTC
Prescription or OTC
Prescription or OTC
Prescription or OTC
Available as
AciphexDexilantNexiumOmeprazolepantoprazolePepcidPrevacidTagametZantac
  • Extended release
  • Extended release
  • Extended release
  • Extended release
  • Pill
  • Packet
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Liquid
  • Extended release
  • Dissolving tablet extended release
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Oral solution
  • Injection
Used for
AciphexDexilantNexiumOmeprazolepantoprazolePepcidPrevacidTagametZantac
Risk factors for serious side effects
AciphexDexilantNexiumOmeprazolepantoprazolePepcidPrevacidTagametZantac
    • Helicobacter pylori infection
    • Autoimmune disease
    • Being hospitalized
    • Antibiotic use
    • Osteoporosis
    • Age 50 or older
    • Using high medication doses
    • Long-term therapy (1 year or more)
    • Smoking
    • Use of other medications that weaken bones
      Detailed Aciphex (rabeprazole) risks & warnings »
        • Helicobacter pylori infection
        • Autoimmune disease
        • Being hospitalized
        • Antibiotic use
        • Osteoporosis
        • Age 50 or older
        • Using high medication doses
        • Long-term therapy (1 year or more)
        • Smoking
        • Use of other medications that weaken bones
          Detailed Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) risks & warnings »
            • Helicobacter pylori infection
            • Autoimmune disease
            • Being hospitalized
            • Antibiotic use
            • Osteoporosis
            • Age 50 or older
            • Using high medication doses
            • Long-term therapy (1 year or more)
            • Smoking
            • Use of other medications that weaken bones
              Detailed Nexium (esomeprazole) risks & warnings »
                • Helicobacter pylori infection
                • Autoimmune disease
                • Being hospitalized
                • Antibiotic use
                • Osteoporosis
                • Age 50 or older
                • Using high medication doses
                • Long-term therapy (1 year or more)
                • Smoking
                • Use of other medications that weaken bones
                  Detailed Prilosec (omeprazole) risks & warnings »
                  • Using multiple daily doses and/or for 1 year or longer
                  • People age 65 or older
                  • High risk of bone fractures
                  • People who are being treated in the hospital
                    • People with lupus
                    • Taking Protonix (pantoprazole) for more than 3 years
                    • Diuretics (water pills)
                    • Digoxin
                    Detailed Protonix (pantoprazole) risks & warnings »
                      • Current kidney disease
                        Detailed Pepcid (famotidine) risks & warnings »
                          • Helicobacter pylori infection
                          • Autoimmune disease
                          • Being hospitalized
                          • Antibiotic use
                          • Osteoporosis
                          • Age 50 or older
                          • Using high medication doses
                          • Long-term therapy (1 year or more)
                          • Smoking
                          • Use of other medications that weaken bones
                            Detailed Prevacid (lansoprazole) risks & warnings »
                              • Current kidney disease
                              • Current liver disease
                              • Age 50 or older
                              • Current severe illness
                                • Autoimmune disease
                                • HIV or AIDS
                                • Organ transplant
                                • People without a spleen
                                Detailed Tagamet (cimetidine) risks & warnings »
                                  • Current kidney problems
                                  • Current liver problems
                                  • Acute Porphyria
                                  • History of Phenylketonuria (PKU)
                                  Detailed Zantac 75 (ranitidine) risks & warnings »
                                  Pregnancy

                                  Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                                  Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

                                  Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

                                  Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                                  Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

                                  Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

                                  Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

                                  Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

                                  Interactions
                                  AciphexDexilantNexiumOmeprazolepantoprazolePepcidPrevacidTagametZantac
                                  • Many drugs can interact with Aciphex (Rabeprazole), so talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medicines.
                                  • Many drugs can interact with Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole), so talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medicines.
                                  • Can interact with other drugs so be sure your doctor knows all the medicine you're taking before starting Nexium.
                                  • Avoid drug interactions by telling your doctor all of the other medications or herbal supplements you take before starting Nexium.
                                  • Can interact with other drugs so be sure your doctor knows all the medicine you're taking before starting Omeprazole.
                                  • Avoid drug interactions by telling your doctor all of the other medications or herbal supplements you take before starting Omeprazole.
                                  No interactions related info.
                                  • Few drug interactions.
                                  • Can interact with other drugs, so be sure your doctor knows all the medicine you're taking before starting Prevacid (Lansoprazole).
                                  • Avoid drug interactions by telling your doctor all of the other medications or herbal supplements you take before starting Prevacid (Lansoprazole).
                                  • Has more drug interactions than zantac and pepcid.
                                  • Few drug interactions.
                                  Food
                                  AciphexDexilantNexiumOmeprazolepantoprazolePepcidPrevacidTagametZantac
                                  • Take Aciphex (Rabeprazole) with or without food. It can work better for some people if it's taken 30 minutes before a meal.
                                  • Take Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) with or without food. It can work better for some people if it's taken 30 minutes before a meal.
                                  • Take 1 hour before a meal.
                                  • Take 1 hour before a meal.
                                  • Unlike other proton pump inhibitors, it can be taken with or without food and have the same effectiveness.
                                  No food related info.
                                  • Take Prevacid (Lansoprazole) about 1 hour before a meal.
                                  No food related info.No food related info.
                                  Kidneys and liver
                                  AciphexDexilantNexiumOmeprazolepantoprazolePepcidPrevacidTagametZantac
                                  No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.
                                  • Protonix (pantoprazole) can very rarely damage your kidneys. This can happen at any time. Talk to your doctor right away if you are urinating less or have blood in the urine.
                                  • Can cause more serious side effects for people with kidney disease. Ask your doctor to give you a lower dose or choose a different option.
                                  • Because Pepcid (Famotidine) is processed by the kidney it can cause some worrisome side effects for people with kidney problems. These include confusion, delirium, and a dangerous irregular heartbeat known as QT prolongation. If you have kidney problems, you may need a different dose to prevent this increased risk for side effects.
                                  No kidneys and liver related info.
                                  • People with kidney disease may need to take a lower dose.
                                  • People with kidney disease may need to take a lower dose.
                                  • Zantac 75 (Ranitidine) is processed by the kidney and liver. If you have kidney or liver problems, you may need a different dose to prevent this increased risk for side effects.
                                  Pain
                                  AciphexDexilantNexiumOmeprazolepantoprazolePepcidPrevacidTagametZantac
                                  • Call your doctor if you have watery stools, stomach pain, or a fever because it could be a sign of a serious infection.
                                  • Call your doctor if you have watery stools, stomach pain, or a fever because it could be a sign of a serious infection.
                                  No pain related info.No pain related info.
                                  • Talk to your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever, or stomach pain that don't go away after taking Protonix (pantoprazole), which can happen even 2 months after stopping the medicine.
                                  No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.
                                  Upsides and benefits
                                  AciphexDexilantNexiumOmeprazolepantoprazolePepcidPrevacidTagametZantac
                                  • Relieves heartburn symptoms and heals ulcers better than other stomach medicines, such as Pepcid, Tagamet, and Zantac.
                                  • Lasts longer than other similar stomach medicines. Most people take it once a day.
                                  • Your body won't develop a tolerance to Aciphex (Rabeprazole), so it'll work the same way as long as you need to keep taking it.
                                  • Once heartburn symptoms are treated, a low dose of Aciphex (Rabeprazole) can be taken daily.
                                  • Relieves heartburn symptoms and heals ulcers better than other stomach medicines, such as Pepcid, Tagamet, and Zantac.
                                  • Lasts longer than other similar stomach medicines. Most people take it once a day.
                                  • Your body won't develop a tolerance to Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole), so it'll work the same way as long as you need to keep taking it.
                                  • Once heartburn symptoms are treated, a low dose of Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) can be taken daily.
                                  • Most people can take Nexium without any noticeable day-to-day side effects.
                                  • Nexium lasts longer than other types of antacids (like Zantac, Pepcid, or Tums), and you only need to take it once or twice a day.
                                  • You can take it in combination with a quick-acting antacid (like Maalox or Tums) if you need relief right away.
                                  • In studies it was better than a placebo (sugar pill) and as good as other proton pump inhibitors at treating heartburn.
                                  • Available as both a generic and over-the-counter option, so it's pretty affordable.
                                  • Most people can take Omeprazole without any noticeable day-to-day side effects.
                                  • Omeprazole lasts longer than other types of antacids (like Zantac, Pepcid, or Tums), and you only need to take it once or twice a day.
                                  • You can take it in combination with a quick-acting antacid (like Maalox or Tums) if you need relief right away.
                                  • In studies it was better than a placebo (sugar pill) and as good as other proton pump inhibitors at treating heartburn.
                                  • Available as both a generic and over-the-counter option, so it's pretty affordable.
                                  • Most people can take Protonix (pantoprazole) without any noticeable day-to-day side effects.
                                  • Protonix (pantoprazole) lasts longer than other types of antacids (like Zantac, Pepcid, or Tums), and you only need to take it once or twice a day.
                                  • You can take it with a quick-acting antacid (like Maalox or Tums) if you need relief right away.
                                  • Unlike other proton pump inhibitors, it can be taken with or without food and have the same effectiveness.
                                  • Can be used in children age 5 or older.
                                  • Most people can take Famotidine without any noticeable day-to-day side effects.
                                  • Famotidine lasts longer than many other antacids like Maalox and Tums, and you only need to take it once or twice a day.
                                  • You can take it in combination with a quick-acting antacid (like Maalox or Tums) if you need relief right away.
                                  • Available as both a generic and over-the-counter option, so it's pretty affordable.
                                  • Few drug interactions.
                                  • Most people can take Prevacid (Lansoprazole) without any noticeable day-to-day side effects.
                                  • Prevacid (Lansoprazole) lasts longer than other types of antacids (like Zantac, Pepcid, or Tums), and you only need to take it once or twice a day.
                                  • You can take it in combination with a quick-acting antacid (like Maalox or Tums) if you need relief right away.
                                  • Available as both a generic and over-the-counter option, so it's pretty affordable.
                                  • Sometimes if one PPI doesn't work, another medication in the same class will work for you.
                                  • Most people can take Cimetidine without any noticeable day-to-day side effects.
                                  • Cimetidine lasts longer than many other antacids like Maalox and Tums, and you only need to take it once or twice a day.
                                  • You can take it in combination with a quick-acting antacid (like Maalox or Tums) if you need relief right away.
                                  • Available as both a generic and over-the-counter option, so it's pretty affordable.
                                  • Most people can take Ranitidine without any noticeable day-to-day side effects.
                                  • Ranitidine lasts longer than many other antacids like Maalox and Tums, and you only need to take it once or twice a day.
                                  • You can take it in combination with a quick-acting antacid (like Maalox or Tums) if you need relief right away.
                                  • Available as both a generic and over-the-counter option, so it's pretty affordable.
                                  • Few drug interactions.
                                  Downsides and risks
                                  AciphexDexilantNexiumOmeprazolepantoprazolePepcidPrevacidTagametZantac
                                  • Taking Aciphex (Rabeprazole) in high doses or for longer than 1 year can increase the risk for bone fractures, especially if you already have osteoporosis (weak bones).
                                  • Many drugs can interact with Aciphex (Rabeprazole), so talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medicines.
                                  • There's no generic version available, so it can be expensive.
                                  • Taking Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) in high doses or for longer than 1 year can increase the risk for bone fractures, especially if you already have osteoporosis (weak bones).
                                  • Many drugs can interact with Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole), so talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medicines.
                                  • There's no generic version available, so it can be expensive.
                                  • Doesn't start working as fast as some other antacids like Tums, Rolaids, or Maalox.
                                  • Like with other proton pump inhibitors, long-term use can cause weak or broken bones.
                                  • Can cause low levels of magnesium in the blood. You might need to take a magnesium supplement if you use Nexium long-term.
                                  • Can be expensive—especially the purple brand-name pill. Other alternatives are usually cheaper than Nexium and work just as well.
                                  • Can interact with other drugs so be sure your doctor knows all the medicine you're taking before starting Nexium.
                                  • Doesn't start working as fast as some other antacids like Tums, Rolaids, or Maalox.
                                  • Like with other proton pump inhibitors, long-term use can cause weak or broken bones.
                                  • Can cause low levels of magnesium in the blood. You might need to take a magnesium supplement if you use Omeprazole long-term.
                                  • Although the generic is affordable, other medications might still be cheaper than Omeprazole.
                                  • Can interact with other drugs so be sure your doctor knows all the medicine you're taking before starting Omeprazole.
                                  • Doesn't start working as fast as some other antacids like Tums, Rolaids, or Maalox.
                                  • Needs to be taken every single day for a certain period of time to be effective.
                                  • Like with other proton pump inhibitors, long-term use can cause weak or broken bones.
                                  • Only available as a prescription medicine, not over the counter.
                                  • Can lower the magnesium level in your body so you may need to take a supplement for it.
                                  • Other antacids like Maalox, Tums, or Rolaids often start to work more quickly than Famotidine.
                                  • Medication like omeprazole (proton pump inhibitors) works better at healing and preventing stomach ulcers than medication like Famotidine (H2 blockers).
                                  • Can cause more serious side effects for people with kidney disease. Ask your doctor to give you a lower dose or choose a different option.
                                  • Doesn't start working as fast as some other antacids like Tums, Rolaids, or Maalox.
                                  • Depending on the condition you are treating, it can take one to two weeks to get the full effect.
                                  • If you are taking Prevacid (Lansoprazole) for a long time you should take a calcium supplement to prevent fragile bones.
                                  • Can interact with other drugs, so be sure your doctor knows all the medicine you're taking before starting Prevacid (Lansoprazole).
                                  • Other antacids like Maalox, Tums, or Rolaids often start to work more quickly than Cimetidine.
                                  • Medication like omeprazole (proton pump inhibitors) works better at healing and preventing stomach ulcers than medication like Cimetidine (H2 blockers).
                                  • Has more drug interactions than zantac and pepcid.
                                  • Although rare, Cimetidine can cause large breasts or impotence for men who need to use high doses for 6 months or more. It's reversible though and should go away when you stop or if you change medication.
                                  • Other antacids like Maalox, Tums, or Rolaids often start to work more quickly than Ranitidine.
                                  • Medication like omeprazole (proton pump inhibitors) works better at healing and preventing stomach ulcers than medication like Ranitidine (H2 blockers).
                                  Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
                                  AciphexDexilantNexiumOmeprazolepantoprazolePepcidPrevacidTagametZantac
                                  • Can take a few days to start working.
                                  • Take Aciphex (Rabeprazole) with or without food. It can work better for some people if it's taken 30 minutes before a meal.
                                  • Call your doctor if you have watery stools, stomach pain, or a fever because it could be a sign of a serious infection.
                                  • Aciphex (Rabeprazole) can lower the amount of magnesium in your body. Initial and follow-up blood tests may be needed before starting Aciphex (Rabeprazole).
                                  • Can take a few days to start working.
                                  • Take Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) with or without food. It can work better for some people if it's taken 30 minutes before a meal.
                                  • Call your doctor if you have watery stools, stomach pain, or a fever because it could be a sign of a serious infection.
                                  • Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) can lower the amount of magnesium in your body. Initial and follow-up blood tests may be needed before starting Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole).
                                  • Take 1 hour before a meal.
                                  • Don't chew or crush capsules; swallow them whole.
                                  • If you have trouble swallowing you can carefully open the capsules and sprinkle the inside pellets onto applesauce. Swallow the applesauce without chewing or crushing the pellets.
                                  • When using Nexium long-term, take a calcium citrate with vitamin D supplement daily to prevent bone loss. Be sure it's calcium citrate because it works the best when using a proton pump inhibitor.
                                  • Get a blood test for your magnesium level once a year; you may need a magnesium supplement while using Nexium.
                                  • Avoid drug interactions by telling your doctor all of the other medications or herbal supplements you take before starting Nexium.
                                  • Take 1 hour before a meal.
                                  • Don't chew or crush capsules; swallow them whole.
                                  • If you have trouble swallowing you can carefully open the capsules and sprinkle the inside pellets onto applesauce. Swallow the applesauce without chewing or crushing the pellets.
                                  • When using Omeprazole long-term, take a calcium citrate with vitamin D supplement daily to prevent bone loss. Be sure it's calcium citrate because it works the best when using a proton pump inhibitor.
                                  • Get a blood test for your magnesium level once a year; you may need a magnesium supplement while using Omeprazole.
                                  • Avoid drug interactions by telling your doctor all of the other medications or herbal supplements you take before starting Omeprazole.
                                  • Take the tablet form of Protonix (pantoprazole) with or without food.
                                  • The medicine should be swallowed whole and not to to be chewed or crushed.
                                  • Protonix (pantoprazole) takes some time to kick in, about 2.5 hours after taking it.
                                  • The oral suspension form needs to be prepared and then taken 30 minutes before a meal. The contents of the packet for the suspension shouldn't be crushed or chewed and be taken in apple juice or applesauce only as stated in the instructions.
                                  • Talk to your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever, or stomach pain that don't go away after taking Protonix (pantoprazole), which can happen even 2 months after stopping the medicine.
                                  • Using this medicine for a long period of time can increase your risk of getting weaker bones. Talk to your doctor if you are worried about this possible long-term side effect.
                                  • Short-term treatment of ulcers and acid reflux.
                                  • Take Prevacid (Lansoprazole) about 1 hour before a meal.
                                  • Don't chew or crush capsules, but swallow them whole.
                                  • If you have trouble swallowing, there's a tablet available that dissolves in your mouth.
                                  • Give Prevacid (Lansoprazole) a chance to work. You'll see some benefits right away, but the full effects can take a week or so to kick in.
                                  • Avoid drug interactions by telling your doctor all of the other medications or herbal supplements you take before starting Prevacid (Lansoprazole).
                                  • Works best if you take it with a full glass of water.
                                  • Starts working in one hour.
                                  • If heartburn doesn't improve or lasts more than 2 weeks, talk to your doctor.
                                  • People with kidney disease may need to take a lower dose.
                                  • Tell your doctor all of the medications that you use before taking Cimetidine to avoid drug interactions.
                                  • Works best if you take it with a full glass of water.
                                  • Starts working in one hour.
                                  • If heartburn doesn't improve or lasts more than 2 weeks, talk to your doctor.
                                  • People with kidney disease may need to take a lower dose.
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