DO NOT use Aciphex if
- are allergic to any of the ingredients in Aciphex or to similar medicines (eg omeprazole)
- you are taking an HIV protease inhibitor (for example, atazanavir).
Contact your doctor immediately if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions can interact with Aciphex. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have a medical condition, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
- if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you are allergic to medicines, foods or other substances
- if you have liver problems or cancer of the stomach or intestines.
Some medications can interact with Aciphex. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following
- Clarithromycin or voriconazole because they may increase the risk of Aciphex side effects
- Blood thinners (eg warfarin), cyclosporine or digoxin because the risk of their side effects may be increased with Aciphex
- Azole antifungals (eg ketoconazole), clopidogrel, HIV protease inhibitors (eg atazanavir), or iron because their effectiveness may be decreased by Aciphex.
This may not be a complete list of all the interactions that can occur. Ask your doctor if Aciphex can interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your healthcare provider before starting, stopping, or changing the dose of any medication.