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User Reviews for Aciphex

Aciphex has an average rating of 9.2 out of 10 from a total of 52 ratings on Drugs.com. 91% of those users who reviewed Aciphex reported a positive effect, while 2% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
GERD  
9.3
34 reviews 227 medications
Erosive Esophagitis  
8.2
6 reviews 110 medications
Barrett's Esophagus  
9.0
4 reviews 13 medications
Helicobacter Pylori Infection  
9.5
4 reviews 62 medications
Stomach Ulcer  
10.0
3 reviews 106 medications
Duodenal Ulcer  
9.0
1 reviews 137 medications
Summary of Aciphex reviews 9.2 52 reviews

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Reviews for Aciphex

Peojo · Taken for 10 years or more November 14, 2020

For GERD: “I have been taking brand name Aciphex since probably late 1990s. 20 mg/day magically disappeared my symptoms after all other PPIs and H2 blockers eventually failed. Then the price started to go up so I celebrated the day the patent expired. Generic rabeprazole was a great disappointment so we (my GI doc and I) kept writing letters to insurance so they would pay for the brand name. Eventually the price went out of control so we had to abandon that option. We found out that Eisai ltd. the manufacturer of Aciphex also manufactured the generic rabeprazole under the name of Pariet in Great Britain. This worked so far for the last couple of years but I have to double the dose to 40 mg/day and combine it with 20 mg of famotidine. I read other reviews that indicate people had similar frustrating experiences when switching to generic rabeprazole. I wonder what makes that difference and why?”

9 / 10
R.O.Y. November 2, 2019

For Barrett's Esophagus: “I was diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus and GERD @ 19 years ago. My doctor put me on Aciphex and it work great. My next scope Barrett's was healed but I was still taking Aciphex for GERD until insurance would no longer pay for it. I could not afford the atrocious cost if Aciphex and switched. I have tried all OTC, prescription Prilosec, and Prevacid. None have worked as well as Aciphex. I also have epilepsy and have to be mindful of drug interactions even with PPI's. It's really sad that pharmaceutical and insurance companies dictate to consumers what they can and can't take based on monetary greed. Who knows better than the consumer what is best, and works best, in treating their physical health & well being.”

10 / 10
NANA · Taken for 10 years or more December 21, 2018

For GERD: “I've had GERD for 20+ years. Tried all of the medications but seemed to build up resistance to them and they would no longer work after several months. ACIPHEX is the only one that worked consistently, however, insurance wouldn't pay for it. My doctor wrote several letters and finally got it approved. I am now on Medicare and it is not on an approved list where I can get it. It is truly a miracle drug and has worked for me consistently. I, too, don't know why there is not a generic form or why it is not more affordable. I would give this a 10 out of 10.”

10 / 10
sawwn01 September 15, 2007

For Stomach Ulcer: “I have been using aciphex for years. First in conjunction with other meds to treat a problem with stomach ulcers and,then and now,to control acid reflux. I have always had great success using this medication. Recently my physician has taken me from a daily dose to an "as needed" dosage. ”

youcanletgo February 14, 2012

For GERD: “Amazing medicine! I've had GERD for 14 years. I've been on Aciphex for 10 years. No other medicine has ever come close to touching how effective this is for me. When my insurance stopped paying for it, I tried Prevacid. It did not help me at all. I had to try it for two weeks and if it failed to help, my insurance agreed to pay for Aciphex. That was the most miserable 2 weeks of my life. Constant burning reflux was all my days were filled with. I was so happy when I got to get back on Aciphex! I have no reflux symptoms whatsoever with it. If GERD is making your life miserable, give it a try!”

10 / 10
KevinB2319 December 26, 2014

For GERD: “I have tried every over the counter and prescription medicine for GERD that I can think of. Aciphex is the only one that has ever worked for me. I have suffered from GERD and other Gastric issues for a long time and I suffer when I run out of this medication. I love to eat...so...this helps. ”

10 / 10
Anonymous April 3, 2008

For GERD: “Aciphex was a true dream come true for me. Ive suffered from savere reflux for 3 years now, because of a hiatel hernia, and this is the first and only thing that has completely stopped the reflux and pain!!!!”

10 / 10
katosmus December 14, 2008

For GERD: “I have severe acid reflux and tried numerous medications - Tagamet, Nexium and many over the counter medicines. Aciphex is the only medication that has helped. I've taken it for 8 years with no side effects. ”

drsojo · Taken for 10 years or more October 2, 2013

For GERD: “Started years ago and got instant relief. Tried all other available meds with little results. Never had any side effects at all with Aciphex. My insurance doesn't like it, but I couldn't live without it.”

10 / 10
bosavi October 14, 2018

For GERD: “Taken since 2005, it was the only PPI that worked. 2018 started having side effects, tired, muscle aches, complications with cramps in back and other similar pains related to muscles. Stopped taking and problems disappeared. After 2 months of discomfort and GERD back again, I tried it again, after 3 days side effects returned. Time to change, too bad, it worked for 12 years.”

5 / 10
Thenomad · Taken for 2 to 5 years October 16, 2015

For GERD: “My insurance refuses to pay for it saying Prilsect is just as good. NOT!!!!! I take 2 a day (180 for 3 months) and it would cost me almost $700 a month. I get through Canada for $123 per 200, over 3 month vs. $2,000. Aciphex is not even comparable to any other, Zantac, all of them. Good luck to you.”

10 / 10
kate399874346 February 23, 2015

For GERD: “I have had GERD for years. I tried everything available and nothing helped until my doctor prescribed Aciphex. No more pain. It is the best thing on the market. I do not know why it is not over the counter. My insurance has tried to have my doctor switch me to a less expensive medicine, but they didn't work and I had to pay the higher copay for Aciphex. It is a God send. I do wish it was cheaper and over the counter.”

10 / 10
Navajo Apache Joe July 5, 2017

For Barrett's Esophagus: “Have Taken ACIPHEX for 20 years until insurance companies refused to cover this and all PPI drugs. I have suffered ever since. Achipex 3 years ago cost $20.00 per 30 Tablets, Then in 2015,16 this medication increased to $378.00 per 30 tablets. Now my insurance company will not cover this drug. I am on my own. No PPI prescription drugs anymore. So, for every action there is a opposite and equal reaction. Scopes yearly. which will cost my insurance company more than a year of this drug. Idiots. Nothing works except ACIPHEX 20 MGs”

Anonymous February 23, 2012

For GERD: “I've been taking Aciphex since 2001 and it has worked wonders on my GERD. Before I retired from active duty in 2003, one doctor switched me to another brand. Next thing you know I was in the hospital with extreme chest pain - all caused by GERD. I went back on the Aciphex and have been comfortable ever since.”

10 / 10
Gastroenterology nurse April 5, 2008

For Erosive Esophagitis: “I was on other proton pump inhibitors but had a constant headache while using them. Aciphex relieves my symptoms with no percieved side effects. Great drug and I've been on it for over 10 years. I have no evidence of further esophageal erosion and have been diagnosed by biopsy of having Barrett's esophagus. I can eat anything now.”

10 / 10
Tamirblue July 7, 2010

For GERD: “I have had GERD and GERD like issues since the age of 12. I have been put on every medication available on the market only to have them stop working after a few short years. Finally, about 10-15 years ago I started taking Aciphex - no side effects, no resistance... no problems at all. My one and ONLY issue is the cost. I have tried every generic and over the counter (supposedly) "equivalent" with no success. ”

9 / 10
Anonymous December 21, 2010

For Barrett's Esophagus: “Works well, can manage most foods without any problems. Note that this medicine does promote food moving through one's "system" more quickly so frequent bowel movements and loose stool may be an issue for some.”

9 / 10
pauley February 20, 2009

For GERD: “I take AcipHex every morning to control my heartburn symptoms. After I eat breakfast, I get heartburn from the coffee and juice. I take AcipHex after breakfast and I always find it works really fast to make my heartburn go away. Even when I go to bed at night, I don't have heartburn. The other best thing is that it's a tiny pill, and it's so easy to swallow. Half the time I don't even have to have something to drink.”

10 / 10
Anonymous September 4, 2008

For GERD: “I lived with severe heartburn for years. It was absolutely crippling at times. I had to essentially watch everything I ate and drank. Aciphex gave me my life back. I recommend looking into it as a possible treatment.”

9 / 10
GerdinWis · Taken for 10 years or more May 30, 2014

For GERD: “First had the extreme chest pain (like I imagine a heart attack would be) 10 years ago. Tried many different products with my gastroenterologist's help. Ended up with Aciphex. Of course, the insurance company tried to get me to use other stuff. ”

10 / 10
Cat Gee June 24, 2013

For GERD: “I was first given this medication many years ago. I first got it through the military, then through my private insurance. Then, I put in for a refill and couldn't believe how much I was charged. It became non-formulary with the military pharmacy too, I just couldn't afford it. My doctor has tried different medications, but they don't help like they should. I keep checking to see if a generic comes available, so MAYBE it will be formulary somewhere.”

10 / 10
Anonymous August 1, 2011

For GERD: “I have taking Aciphex for about a year now and I can not live without it, forgot it on vacation and paid the price. Will not make that mistake again. I like many others have tried various prescription as well as over the counter medicines but nothing works as well as Aciphex.”

10 / 10
Anonymous March 7, 2009

For GERD: “I have taken every medicine out there for my acid reflux and I am so grateful to have found aciphex works well. I still have bad days but I've tried to skip days without taking my aciphex and can tell a huge difference.”

9 / 10
J.D. Garza May 23, 2008

For GERD: “Medicine appears to be working. On my second day, I have no heartburn. I am a little concerned about my headache that I have had all day today. I am hoping that this is but a small price to pay, if my esophagus will benefit from this medicine.”

8 / 10
Cherypd August 10, 2009

For Erosive Esophagitis: “Was relieved to see that someone else has used this drug even longer than I have. I've been on it for 9 years with erosive esophagitis. I've rarely had any symtoms and can eat anything. I haven't been able to find any studies of long time use.”

Shanti1 October 18, 2009

For Helicobacter Pylori Infection: “I was put on Aciphex after antibiotic/PPI treatment for H.pylori and it does really work. It has been 1 year and I can feel the difference. The doctor put me on 12 straight weeks of it at first and now am taking it 2 days on, 1 day off, 2 days on, 1 day off, etc. and it is keeping the reflux and pain away.”

9 / 10
Anonymous August 3, 2008

For Duodenal Ulcer: “I've been sick every morning for over a month, often vomiting, and cannot eat until late in the day. And no, I'm not pregnant. I've only been on Aciphex for about a week and it is the only thing that has made me feel close to normal again.”

9 / 10
Drw_T May 6, 2016

For GERD: “I took Aciphex for the last year. It relieved the symptoms VERY well. However, it didn't heal any of my problems. I still have erosive esophagus, and I still have chronic gastritis. So on to the next...”

5 / 10

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