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. Pridorab 75mg/20mg Capsule SR is to be taken empty stomach. Take it preferably 30 minutes before food.
Pridorab 75mg/20mg Capsule SR is a combination of two medicines: Levosulpiride and Rabeprazole. Levosulpiride is a prokinetic which works by increasing the release of acetylcholine (a chemical messenger). This increases the movement of stomach and intestines, and prevents reflux (acid going up to the food pipe). 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 ulcers.
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
Pridorab 75mg/20mg 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.
No information is available on the use of Pridorab 75mg/20mg Capsule SR during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Pridorab 75mg/20mg Capsule SR may cause drowsiness, numbness, or dyskinesias, therefore they should be advised to avoid driving and operations requiring supervision.
There is limited information available on the use of Pridorab 75mg/20mg Capsule SR in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor. However, limited data suggest a cautious use of this medicine in these patients.
Pridorab 75mg/20mg Capsule SR should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pridorab 75mg/20mg Capsule SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Does the use of Pridorab lead to increased risk of fractures?
Several studies in adults suggest that treatment with Pridorab may be associated with an increased risk for osteoporosis-related fractures of the hip, wrist or spine. The risk of fracture was increased in patients who received high-dose, defined as multiple daily doses, and long-term therapy (a year or longer).
Q. Can I drive Pridorab while Im taking this drug?
No, taking Pridorab may make you feel sleepy, dizzy or could affect your eyesight. So do not drive or use machines until you know how this medicine affects you.
Q. Which is the best time to take Pridorab?
Take the Pridorab exactly as directed by your doctor. It is best to take one capsule daily on an empty stomach.
Q. What are the contraindications of Pridorab?
Use of Pridorab should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Pridorab cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Pridorab can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down for some time or until you feel better.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 5th Jul 2018.