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Helirab 20 mg Injection

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Composition for Helirab 20 mg Injection

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Helirab 20 mg Injection

Acidity, Peptic ulcer disease, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)
Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
MRP
62.56
10 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Helirab Injection

Uses of Helirab Injection

Helirab 20 mg Injection is used in the treatment of acidity, peptic ulcer disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux).

Helirab Injection side effects

Common

Side Effects of Helirab are Vomiting, Headache, Stomach pain, Nausea, Flatulence, Diarrhoea.

How to use Helirab Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Helirab Injection works

Helirab 20 mg Injection is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and heartburn.

In Depth Information on Helirab Injection

Expert advice for Helirab Injection

  • Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking it for 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problem that needs attention.
  • Helirab 20 mg Injection can decrease magnesium levels in blood. Get your magnesium levels checked regularly. You may need a magnesium supplement or need to discontinue your medicine. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from osteoporosis as Helirab 20 mg Injection can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
  • Helirab 20 mg Injection is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • It may take a few days to show its effect. You can take an antacid for a quick relief during this time unless your doctor has asked you not to use them.
  • Once you start feeling better, do not stop taking your medicine. Take it for the duration as advised by your doctor
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Helirab Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Helirab Injection
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Helirab 20 mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Helirab 20 mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Helirab 20 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Helirab 20 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Helirab 20 mg Injection is recommended.
Liver
Helirab 20 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Helirab 20 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Helirab Injection?uses

If you miss a dose of Helirab 20 mg Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Helirab Injection

Frequently asked questions about Rabeprazole

Q. Is Helirab an over the counter product?
No, Helirab is not an over the counter product, it is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is Helirab an antacid?
Helirab is not an antacid. It belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) which decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach while antacids only neutralize the stomach acid by coating the stomach.
Q. Does Helirab cause osteoporosis (thinning of bones)?
Yes, long term use of Helirab can cause osteoporosis (thinning of bones). It decreases the calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency and increases the risk of bone fractures of hip, wrist or spine. Inform your doctor if you have osteoporosis or if you are taking corticosteroids (these can increase the risk of osteoporosis) before starting your therapy. Take enough calcium and vitamin D to reduce the risk.
Q. Can I take aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate or other antacids with Helirab?
Helirab can be taken with antacids like aluminum hydroxide, magnesium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate. Helirab takes a few days to show its effect, so antacids can be taken during that time for relief of acidity and heartburn. However, antacids should be taken two hours before or one hour after taking Helirab as antacids can increase the pH of the stomach and decrease the action of Helirab which requires a lower pH for its action.
Q. Does Helirab have addictive potential?
No, Helirab has no addictive potential. It shows no withdrawal symptoms when you stop using this medicine.
Q. Is Helirab safe?
Yes, Helirab is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor. However, there are some very common side effects that you can experience at effective doses like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Does Helirab cause hair loss?
No, hair loss has not been reported as a side effect of Helirab. Talk to your doctor in case there is excessive hair fall as it could be due to some underlying problem that needs attention.
Q. Does Helirab cause flatulence (gas or bloating)?
Flatulence (gas) has been reported as a common side effect of Helirab. Although it would be mild to moderate in nature and transient.
Q. Does Helirab cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears)?
Tinnitus (ringing sensation in the ears) has not been seen as a side effect with the use of Helirab. Talk to your doctor in case you have this problem as it could be due to some underlying condition that needs attention.
Q. Does Helirab cause weight gain?
Weight gain has been reported as a rare side effect of Helirab. Weight gain can add to your problem of acidity and heartburn. So, you must try to do some exercise and make healthy changes in your diet to control your weight.
Q. Does Helirab expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, Helirab also expires. Always check the expiry date on the pack of the medicine before using it.
Q. Does Helirab cause constipation?
Constipation is a common side effect seen in patients using Helirab. Making healthy lifestyle changes like doing yoga, taking high fiber diet and plenty of fluids will prevent constipation.
Q. Does Helirab cause high blood pressure?
Helirab is not reported to cause high blood pressure. In case you experience high blood pressure, talk to your doctor as it may need attention. Common side effects seen with Helirab includes nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Does Helirab cause headache?
Headache is reported as one of the common side effects of Helirab. Please consult your doctor in case you experience an intolerable headache for a prolonged duration while taking Helirab.
Q. Can I take Helirab with ranitidine?
Yes, Helirab can be taken with ranitidine. As Helirab show its effect after some days, Ranitidine can be taken for immediate relief. No drug-drug interactions or change in side effect profile has been reported when they are used together compared to either drug alone.
Q. Can I take Helirab with ibuprofen?
Helirab can be taken with ibuprofen. Helirab is used to prevent painkiller (NSAIDs) induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Helirab with paracetamol?
Helirab can be taken with paracetamol. Helirab is used to prevent painkiller (NSAIDs) induced stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. How is Helirab metabolized?
Helirab is metabolized in the liver mainly by microsomal CYP450 enzymes (CYP2C19 and CYP3A4). Patients with poor CYP2C19 enzymatic activity will have higher levels of Helirab for a long time and a better suppression of stomach acid.
Q. Can Helirab be used for the treatment of throat infection?
No, Helirab is not meant for throat infections. However, it may be given along with antibiotics and other drugs to protect the stomach from excessive acid secretion.
Q. Why is Helirab used with cinitapride for some conditions?
Cinitapride increases the movement of the gut and is useful in the treatment of conditions like heartburn, dyspepsia and is also useful in the treatment of reflux esophagitis. It has much better efficacy when it is used with Helirab.
Q. Does Helirab play any role in treating ulcerative colitis?
Helirab does not have any role in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. However, it can be given if there is associated dyspepsia or increased stomach acid secretion. Talk to your doctor before taking any treatment for ulcerative colitis.
Q. Can Helirab be used for reflux esophagitis?
Yes, Helirab is effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis. It is a disease in which stomach acid or bile irritates and inflames the lining of the food pipe. Helirab decreases the production of acid in the stomach and can help in healing the inflamed and eroded esophagus.The efficacy is better when it is given in combination with a prokinetic agent like domperidone.
Q. Is Helirab being used for treating weight loss?
No, Helirab is not used for the treatment of weight loss. It is a proton pump inhibitor and is used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is there any role of Helirab in treating hiatus hernia?
A hiatus hernia is the bulging of the stomach into the chest through an esophageal opening in the diaphragm which is larger than the normal size. A hiatus hernia is associated with acidity and heartburn. Helirab does not play any role in treating hiatus hernia, however, it can help in relieving the symptoms of acidity, heartburn and acid reflux.
Q. Can I take Helirab with vitamin D?
Yes, vitamin D can be taken with Helirab. Vitamin D is generally advised to be taken as a supplement with Helirab as its long-term use decreases the absorption of calcium and cause calcium deficiency. This can lead to osteoporosis (thinning of bones) and increase the risk of bone fractures like hip, wrist and spine fractures.
Q. How is Helirab useful in the treatment of H. pylori?
Helirab is used along with antibiotics for the treatment of H.Pylori infection. It works by decreasing stomach acid volume and decreasing breakdown and washout of antibiotics leading to an increased antibiotic concentration and tissue penetration. It also helps in the symptomatic relief by decreasing associated acidity, reflux, and heartburn.
Q. Can I take Helirab with domperidone?
Helirab can be safely taken with domperidone as no harmful effects have been reported clinically. A fixed-dose combination of these two medicines is also available. Domperidone increases gut motility and Rabeprazole decreases the acid production in the stomach. So, this combination is very effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis associated with acidity, heartburn, intestinal and stomach ulcers.
Q. Can long term use of Helirab cause magnesium deficiency?
Long-term use of Helirab can lower magnesium levels in patients taking multiple daily doses for a year or longer (at least 3 months). Get your magnesium levels checked at regular intervals. Tell your doctor if you experience seizures, dizziness, abnormal or fast heartbeat, jitteriness, jerking movements or shaking (tremors), muscle weakness, spasms of the hands and feet, cramps, muscle aches or spasm of the voice box.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Helirab with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Helirab with Indinavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Helirab with Ritonavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune, Ritomax
Helirab with Cilostazol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast, Stozic, Preclaud, Pletoz
Helirab with Magnesium Hydroxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Magnesium Hydroxide: Mgmax
Helirab with Etizolam
SERIOUS
Helirab with Clobazam
SERIOUS
Helirab with Midazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast, Fulsed, Midosed, Midzee, Benzosed
Helirab with Nitrazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nitrazepam: Konit, Zipam, Enzed, Nitrosh, Nap, Nitraz, Nzm, Sopor, N Tra, Nira, Hypnoril, Nitab, Hypnocent
Helirab with Lorazepam
SERIOUS
Helirab with Flurazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Flurazepam: Nindral
Helirab with Diazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Diazepam: Dizapam, Zeopse, Karpam, Osopose, Peptica, Placidox, Anxol, D P M
Helirab with Sodium Bicarbonate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed, Soda Bicarb Glycerin
Helirab with Chlordiazepoxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Equblam, Zepox, Raipox, Equiliser, Anxibrium, Poxid, Peaceoxide, Anxon H, Equilibrium, Cloxide, Librel
Helirab with Phenytoin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Neptoin, C-Toin, Protoin, Pna, Seztin, Atoin, Phenos
Helirab with Methotrexate
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Methotrexate: Methosis, Metrex, Rhutrex, Meditrex, Mext, Trex, Vibzi, Meth
Helirab with Dipyridamole
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Dipyridamole: Cardiwell, Thrombonil
Helirab with Digoxin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Digoxin: Digon, Cardioxin
Helirab with Spiramycin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
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