Posted by Ken Kanige
on July 12, 2000 at 01:30:59:
In Reply to: Aciphex? posted by Kay on December 08, 1999 at 20:31:45:
To all those who have had problems with Aciphex, you should ask your doctors for Prilosec. It has been out for 18 years and is the most studied of all the antisecretory drugs. You can be confident with Prilosec that you are getting the most prescribed drug ever. There have been over 345 million patient treatments world-wide. I think the FDA approved Aciphex and Prevacid without long-term studies because they transferred Prilosecs stellar safety record to these other drugs. Furthermore, only Prilosec has shown a dose response for those with more severe cases of GERD. The Prilosec 20 mg is equivalent to the 20 mg Aciphex and 30 mg Prevacid in controlling erosive esophagitis but only Prilsec has a 40 mg dose that is far superior to Aciphex and Prevacid. Lastly, if you cannot get Prilosec because of an HMO issue all you have to do is demand that your doctor send the HMO a prior authorization or have them write the words "medically necessary" on the prescription for Prilosec.
: Has anyone had any experience with Aciphex? After my endoscopy today that is what the doctor prescribed for me. I was told by the nurse that it could cause stomach cramps and headaches. That does not sound good to me.