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RABELOC 20MG INJECTION

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Composition FOR RABELOC 20mg injection

Rabeprazole(20mg)

food interaction for RABELOC injection

alcohol interaction for RABELOC injection

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Rabeloc 20mg injection at a fixed time.
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.
UNSAFE
Rabeloc 20mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR RABELOC 20mg injection

    Rabeprazole(20mg)

    Rabeloc injection uses

    Rabeloc 20mg injection is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.

    How rabeloc injection works

    Rabeloc 20mg injection lowers the acid production in the stomach.

    Common side effects of rabeloc injection

    Nausea, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Flatulence

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    Expert advice FOR RABELOC 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.
    • Rabeprazole 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 Rabeprazole can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
    • Rabeprazole 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 advised by your doctor.

    Frequently asked questions FOR RABELOC 20mg injection

    Rabeprazole

    Q. Is rabeprazole an over the counter product?
    No, rabeprazole is not an over the counter product, it is available when prescribed by a doctor.
    Q. Is rabeprazole an antacid?
    Rabeprazole is not an antacid which neutralizes the acid and coats the surface of the stomach. It is a proton pump inhibitor which suppresses acid production in the stomach.
    Q. Does rabeprazole cause osteoporosis (thinning of bones)?
    Rabeprazole can cause osteoporosis (thinning of bones) as it decreases the calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency. This leads to an increased risk of bone fractures on long-term use, like hip, wrist or spine fractures. 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.
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    Q. Can I take aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate or other antacids with rabeprazole?
    There are no clinically observed interactions when rabeprazole is taken with antacids. However, rabeprazole requires a lower pH for its action and antacids increase the pH of the stomach which could decrease the effect of rabeprazole. This interaction can be avoided by taking antacids two hours before or after taking rabeprazole. Also, rabeprazole may take a few days to show its effect, so you can take antacids during that time to help in your acidity and heartburn complaints.
    Q. Is rabeprazole taken with an empty stomach?
    Yes, rabeprazole should preferrably be taken in the morning empty stomach.
    Q. Is rabeprazole an addictive?
    No, rabeprazole has no addictive potential.
    Q. Is rabeprazole safe?
    Yes, rabeprazole 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 therapeutic doses like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
    Q. Does rabeprazole cause hair loss?
    No, hair loss has not been reported as a side effect of rabeprazole. 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 rabeprazole cause flatulence (gas or bloating)?
    Flatulence (gas) has been reported as a common side effect of rabeprazole. Although it would be mild to moderate in nature and transient.
    Q. Does rabeprazole cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears)?
    Tinnitus (ringing sensation in the ears) has not been seen as a side effect with the use of rabeprazole. Talk to your doctor in case have this problem as it could be due to some other underlying condition that needs attention.
    Q. Does rabeprazole cause weight gain?
    Weight gain has been reported as a rare side effect of rabeprazole. It can add to your problem of acidity and heartburn. So, try to do some exercise and make healthy changes in your diet to control your weight.
    Q. Does rabeprazole expire?
    Yes, like any other medicine, rabeprazole also expires. Always check the expiry date on the pack of the medicine before using it.
    Q. Does rabeprazole cause constipation?
    Constipation is a common side effect seen in patients using rabeprazole. Making healthy lifestyle changes like doing yoga, taking high fiber diet and plenty of fluids, which helps you in relieving constipation.
    Q. Does rabeprazole cause high blood pressure?
    Rabeprazole is not reported to cause high blood pressure. In case you experience high blood pressure, talk to your doctor as it may need attention.
    Q. Does rabeprazole cause headache?
    Headache is reported as one of the common side effects of rabeprazole. Please consult your doctor in case you experience an intolerable headache for a prolonged duration while taking rabeprazole.
    Q. Can I take rabeprazole with ranitidine?
    Both rabeprazole and ranitidine lower the amount of acid in the stomach. Rabeprazole is seen to be more effective in resolving heartburn in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It rapidly heals stomach and duodenal ulcers and also prevents ulcers formation in patients who use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). However, the effect of these medicines may vary from patient to patient.
    Q. Can I take rabeprazole with ibuprofen?
    Rabeprazole can be taken with ibuprofen. Rabeprazole is used to prevent painkiller (NSAIDs) induced stomach ulcers by decreasing the acid production in the stomach. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
    Q. Can I take rabeprazole with paracetamol?
    Rabeprazole can be taken with paracetamol. Rabeprazole is used to prevent pain killer (NSAIDs) induced stomach ulcers by decreasing the acid production in the stomach. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
    Q. How long does rabeprazole take to work?
    After oral intake, rabeprazole takes between 2 to 5 hours to reach peak plasma concentration. However, its action starts before that time.
    Q. How is rabeprazole metabolized?
    Rabeprazole is metabolized in the liver mainly by microsomal CYP450 enzymes (CYP2C19 and CYP3A4). Patients with poor CYP2C19 enzymatic activity will have higher levels of rabeprazole for a long time and a better suppression of stomach acid.
    Q. Can rabeprazole be used for the treatment of throat infection?
    No, rabeprazole cannot be used for treating throat infections. However, it may be given along with antibiotics and other drugs to protect the stomach from excessive acid secretion.
    Q. Why is rabeprazole 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 rabeprazole.
    Q. Does rabeprazole play any role in treating ulcerative colitis?
    Rabeprazole 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 rabeprazole be used for reflux esophagitis?
    Yes, rabeprazole is effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis. It is a disease in which stomach acid or bile irritates the lining of the food pipe, which may become inflamed. Rabeprazole decreases the production of stomach acid 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. Can rabeprazole be used for treating indigestion?
    Yes, rabeprazole can be used for the treatment of indigestion.
    Q. Is rabeprazole being used for treating weight loss?
    No, rabeprazole is not used for the treatment of weight loss.
    Q. Is there any role of rabeprazole 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. Rabeprazole does not play any role in treating hiatus hernia, however, it can help in relieving the symptoms of acidity, heartburn and acid reflux.
    Q. Is rabeprazole better than omeprazole?
    Rabeprazole and omeprazole belong to the same class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and work in the same way to decrease acid production in the stomach. However, few clinical studies have shown that rabeprazole provides better relief of the symptoms including the daytime pain of duodenal ulcers. The difference in response may also vary in different patients.
    Q. Is rabeprazole better than pantoprazole?
    Rabeprazole and pantoprazole belong to the same class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and work in the same way to decrease acid production in the stomach. However, few clinical studies have shown that rabeprazole is more effective in decreasing acid secretion as compared to pantoprazole. The difference in response may also vary in different patients.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)