AcipHex is used short-term to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in adults and children who are at least 1 year old.
AcipHex is used only in adults to treat conditions involving excessive stomach acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It is also used in adults to promote healing of duodenal ulcers or erosive esophagitis (damage to your esophagus caused by stomach acid).
AcipHex may also be given with an antibiotic to prevent duodenal ulcer caused by infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).
AcipHex is not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms.
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