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Rabemed 10 mg Tablet

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Composition for Rabemed 10 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Rabemed 10 mg Tablet

Acidity, Peptic ulcer disease, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)
Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
MRP
33.65
₹3.36/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Rabemed Tablet

Uses of Rabemed Tablet

Rabemed 10 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of acidity, peptic ulcer disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux).

Rabemed Tablet side effects

Common

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

How to use Rabemed Tablet

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. Rabemed 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Rabemed Tablet works

Rabemed 10 mg Tablet 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 Rabemed Tablet

Expert advice for Rabemed Tablet

  • 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.
  • Rabemed 10 mg Tablet 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 Rabemed 10 mg Tablet can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
  • Rabemed 10 mg Tablet 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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Rabemed Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Rabemed Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Rabemed 10 mg Tablet 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
Rabemed 10 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Rabemed 10 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Rabemed 10 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Rabemed 10 mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
Rabemed 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rabemed 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Rabemed Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Rabemed 10 mg Tablet, 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 Rabemed Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Rabeprazole

Q. Is Rabemed an over the counter product?
No, Rabemed is not an over the counter product, it is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is Rabemed an antacid?
Rabemed 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 Rabemed cause osteoporosis (thinning of bones)?
Yes, long term use of Rabemed 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 Rabemed?
Rabemed can be taken with antacids like aluminum hydroxide, magnesium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate. Rabemed 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 Rabemed as antacids can increase the pH of the stomach and decrease the action of Rabemed which requires a lower pH for its action.
Q. Does Rabemed have addictive potential?
No, Rabemed has no addictive potential. It shows no withdrawal symptoms when you stop using this medicine.
Q. Is Rabemed safe?
Yes, Rabemed 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 Rabemed cause hair loss?
No, hair loss has not been reported as a side effect of Rabemed. 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 Rabemed cause flatulence (gas or bloating)?
Flatulence (gas) has been reported as a common side effect of Rabemed. Although it would be mild to moderate in nature and transient.
Q. Does Rabemed cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears)?
Tinnitus (ringing sensation in the ears) has not been seen as a side effect with the use of Rabemed. Talk to your doctor in case you have this problem as it could be due to some underlying condition that needs attention.
Q. Does Rabemed cause weight gain?
Weight gain has been reported as a rare side effect of Rabemed. 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 Rabemed expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, Rabemed also expires. Always check the expiry date on the pack of the medicine before using it.
Q. Does Rabemed cause constipation?
Constipation is a common side effect seen in patients using Rabemed. Making healthy lifestyle changes like doing yoga, taking high fiber diet and plenty of fluids will prevent constipation.
Q. Does Rabemed cause high blood pressure?
Rabemed 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 Rabemed includes nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Does Rabemed cause headache?
Headache is reported as one of the common side effects of Rabemed. Please consult your doctor in case you experience an intolerable headache for a prolonged duration while taking Rabemed.
Q. Can I take Rabemed with ranitidine?
Yes, Rabemed can be taken with ranitidine. As Rabemed 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 Rabemed with ibuprofen?
Rabemed can be taken with ibuprofen. Rabemed 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 Rabemed with paracetamol?
Rabemed can be taken with paracetamol. Rabemed 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 Rabemed metabolized?
Rabemed is metabolized in the liver mainly by microsomal CYP450 enzymes (CYP2C19 and CYP3A4). Patients with poor CYP2C19 enzymatic activity will have higher levels of Rabemed for a long time and a better suppression of stomach acid.
Q. Can Rabemed be used for the treatment of throat infection?
No, Rabemed 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 Rabemed 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 Rabemed.
Q. Does Rabemed play any role in treating ulcerative colitis?
Rabemed 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 Rabemed be used for reflux esophagitis?
Yes, Rabemed 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. Rabemed 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 Rabemed being used for treating weight loss?
No, Rabemed 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 Rabemed 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. Rabemed 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 Rabemed with vitamin D?
Yes, vitamin D can be taken with Rabemed. Vitamin D is generally advised to be taken as a supplement with Rabemed 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 Rabemed useful in the treatment of H. pylori?
Rabemed 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 Rabemed with domperidone?
Rabemed 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 Rabemed cause magnesium deficiency?
Long-term use of Rabemed 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 Rabemed with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Rabemed with Indinavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Rabemed with Cilostazol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast, Stozic, Preclaud, Pletoz
Rabemed with Ritonavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune, Ritomax
Rabemed with Nitrazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nitrazepam: Konit, Zipam, Enzed, Nitrosh, Nap, Nitraz, Nzm, Sopor, N Tra, Nira, Hypnoril, Nitab, Hypnocent
Rabemed with Magnesium Hydroxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Magnesium Hydroxide: Mgmax
Rabemed with Clobazam
SERIOUS
Rabemed with Lorazepam
SERIOUS
Rabemed with Diazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Diazepam: Dizapam, Zeopse, Karpam, Osopose, Peptica, Placidox, Anxol, D P M
Rabemed with Sodium Bicarbonate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed, Soda Bicarb Glycerin
Rabemed with Midazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast, Fulsed, Midosed, Midzee, Benzosed
Rabemed with Flurazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Flurazepam: Nindral
Rabemed with Chlordiazepoxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Equblam, Zepox, Raipox, Equiliser, Anxibrium, Poxid, Peaceoxide, Anxon H, Equilibrium, Cloxide, Librel
Rabemed with Etizolam
SERIOUS
Rabemed with Phenytoin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Neptoin, C-Toin, Protoin, Pna, Seztin, Atoin, Phenos
Rabemed with Methotrexate
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Methotrexate: Methosis, Metrex, Rhutrex, Meditrex, Mext, Trex, Vibzi, Meth
Rabemed with Dipyridamole
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Dipyridamole: Cardiwell, Thrombonil
Rabemed with Spiramycin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
Rabemed with Digoxin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Digoxin: Digon, Cardioxin
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