Aciphex dosage information
Aciphex is available in the dosage of 20 mg delayed-release tablets.
For the treatment of Erosive or Ulcerative GERD the dose of 20 mg per day is recommended for adult patients. The dose can be used with or without food. The treatment usually lasts for 4-8 weeks, for some patients the extra 4-8 week period may be needed.
To sustain the healing of Erosive or Ulcerative GERD, it is recommended to use 20 mg tablet once a day. The dose regimen should be discussed with a doctor.
Symptomatic GERD treatment – the dose of 20 mg is recommended for once a day use. The symptoms usually disappear after 1-2 weeks of treatment, however the prescribed period of use is no less than 4 weeks.
Duodenal Ulcers treatment – the dose of 20 mg per day is prescribed for 4 weeks. Some patients may need extra 4 weeks of treatment.
As a combined therapy Aciphex is used in the treatment of Helicobacter pylori. The medicine is indicated to diminish the risk of Duodenal Ulcer recurrence. Together with Amoxicillin (1000mg two times a day for a week), Clarithromycin (500mg two times a day for a week), Aciphex is used in the dose of 20 mg two times a day for a week.
Aciphex is prescribed for the treatment of certain pathological conditions related to hypersecretory function. Patients with such condition as Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome may have individual dose regimen from 60 mg of Aciphex per day up to 100 mg per day. The treatment usually continues for a long period of time, up to 1 year.
Aciphex dosing in children, elderly patients and special group of patients
The dose of Aciphex is individually determined for patients depending on their age and type of the condition for which the medicine is prescribed.
For children older than 12 years of age, a short-term period of treatment of GERD is recommended. The dose for such patients should not exceed 20 mg per day. The duration of the treatment is 8 weeks, no more.
Due to certain changes in the organism function, elderly patients should receive the lowest effective dose of any medicine as they may have reduced rate of its clearance. The same thing concerns patients with liver or kidney function impairment.For Aciphex no special dosage adjustment for elderly patients and special groups of patients is needed. Still they should be closely monitored to exclude any chance of ill effects related to the medicine.