Medicine Overview of Kepreb D Capsule SR
Side Effects of Kepreb D are Diarrhoea, Stomach pain, Dryness in mouth, Headache, Dizziness, Flatulence, Weakness, Flu-like symptoms.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Kepreb D Capsule SR is to be taken empty stomach.
Take it preferably 30 minutes before food.
Kepreb D Capsule SR is a combination of two medicines: Domperidone and Rabeprazole. Domperidone is a prokinetic which works on the upper digestive tract to increase the movement of the stomach and intestines, allowing food to move more easily through the stomach. Rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in the relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.
In Depth Information on Kepreb D Capsule SR
- You have been prescribed Kepreb D Capsule SR for the treatment of acidity and heartburn.
- Take it one hour before the meal, preferably in the morning.
- It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
- Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever, or stomach pain that does not go away.
- 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.
- Long-term use can cause weak bones and deficiency of minerals such as magnesium. Take adequate dietary intake of calcium and magnesium or their supplements as prescribed by your doctor.
Kepreb D Capsule SR related warnings
Taking a large amount of alcohol can increase acidity and cause acid reflux in the food pipe causing heartburn. This would decrease the effect of this drug and can aggravate your underlying condition.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Kepreb D Capsule SR 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.
Kepreb D Capsule SR is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Kepreb D Capsule SR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kepreb D Capsule SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Kepreb D Capsule SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Kepreb D Capsule SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Kepreb D Capsule SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Kepreb D Capsule SR is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.
Frequently asked questions about Kepreb D Capsule SR
Q. What are the contraindications of Kepreb d?
The use of Kepreb d is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to rabeprazole or domperidone or any other inactive ingredients of the medicine. Caution is advised in patients with underlying kidney or liver disease.
Q. Can the use of Kepreb d cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Kepreb d can cause dry mouth. Dryness of mouth occurs due to Domperidone. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Keep some water on your bedside at night. Cut down the intake of alcohol and avoid smoking. Try to use alcohol-free mouthwash as the risk of tooth decay increases, if you have dry mouth.
Q. Can the use of Kepreb d cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Kepreb d can cause diarrhea. In case, you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent diarrhea and signs of dehydration like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine.
Yes, Kepreb d does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Kepreb d after the expiry date.
Kepreb d is a combination of two medicines: Domperidone and Rabeprazole. This combination is used to treat acidity and heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); a condition where the acid in the stomach flows back up into the food pipe (esophagus). It is also used to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers. Domperidone helps to control vomiting by increasing the movement of the gut, allowing food to move more easily through the stomach.
Q. Is it safe to use Kepreb d?
Yes, Kepreb d is safe to use in most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like diarrhoea, stomach pain, flatulence, dryness in mouth, dizziness, headache and other uncommon and rare side effects. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.
Q. Which is the best time to take Kepreb d?
It is best to take Kepreb d before the first meal of the day or on an empty stomach.
Q. Can the use of Kepreb d cause abnormal heart beat?
Yes, the use of Kepreb d can cause an increased risk of irregular heartbeat (serious arrhythmias). This is a serious side effect but rare (the chance that it may happen is very low). The risk may be slightly higher in those who are more than 60 years of age.
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