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RABEPRIDE SR 20MG/150MG TABLET

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Composition FOR RABEPRIDE SR

Rabeprazole(20 mg),Itopride(150 mg)

food interaction for RABEPRIDE SR

alcohol interaction for RABEPRIDE SR

pregnancy interaction for RABEPRIDE SR

lactation interaction for RABEPRIDE SR

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alcohol
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Avoid Rabepride sr 20mg/150mg tablet with acidic food and beverages such as sugar, certain dairy products, fish, processed foods, fresh meats and processed meats,sodas and other sweetened beverages.
UNSAFE
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
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR RABEPRIDE SR

Rabeprazole(20 mg)

Uses

Rabeprazole is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.

How it works

Rabeprazole lowers the acid production in the stomach.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Flatulence
Itopride(150 mg)

Uses

Itopride is used in the treatment of heartburn and indigestion.

How it works

Itopride indirectly stimulates the release of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger that can increase the motility of the intestine.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice FOR RABEPRIDE SR

  • Rabeprazole should preferably be consumed empty stomach early morning, it works better
  • Talk to your doctor if you have watery stools (diarrhea) and stomach pain when you are taking Rabeprazole
  • Tell your doctor if you are suffering from weak bones (osteoporosis), as Rabeprazole may weaken them further 
  • Taking Rabeprazole for more than one year may lower your magnesium levels. It is important to get the blood tests done at regular intervals
  • Use of Rabeprazole is not considered safe during pregnancy until considered absolutely necessary by your doctor.

Frequently asked questions FOR RABEPRIDE SR

Rabeprazole

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Is rabeprazole an over the counter product?
No, rabeprazole is not an over the counter product, it is available on prescription by a doctor.

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Is rabeprazole an antacid?
Rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor which suppresses acid production in the stomach. It is not an antacid which neutralizes the acid and coats the surface of the stomach.

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Does rabeprazole cause osteoporosis (thinning of bones)?
Rabeprazole may cause osteoporosis (thinning of bones). Please consult your doctor if you have osteoporosis or if you are taking corticosteroids (these can increase the risk of osteoporosis) as it may increase the risk of hip, wrist or spine fractures.

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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, antacids increase the pH of the stomach and rabeprazole requires a lower pH for its action and hence there could be a decreased effect of rabeprazole if taken with antacids. This interaction can be avoided by taking antacids two hours before or after taking rabeprazole.

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Is rabeprazole safe in pregnancy?
Use of rabeprazole is not considered to be safe in pregnancy. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine during pregnancy.

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Is rabeprazole taken with an empty stomach?
Yes, rabeprazole should preferrably be taken in the morning empty stomach.

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Is rabeprazole an addictive?
No, rabeprazole has no addictive potential.

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Is rabeprazole a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)?
Yes, rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It lowers the production of acid in the stomach.

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Is rabeprazole same as pantoprazole?
Rabeprazole and pantoprazole belong to the same class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding their use.

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Is rabeprazole safe?
Yes, rabeprazole is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

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Is rabeprazole same as omeprazole?
Rabeprazole and omeprazole belong to the same class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding their use.

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Is rabeprazole better than pantoprazole?
Rabeprazole and pantoprazole belong to the same class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors. They are similar in efficacy, however, their response may vary in different individuals.

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Does rabeprazole cause hair loss?
No, hair loss has not been reported as a side effect of rabeprazole. Please consult your doctor in case you experience excessive hair fall while you are taking rabeprazole.

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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. Please talk to your doctor in case you experience this side effect for a prolonged duration while taking rabeprazole.

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Does rabeprazole cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears)?
Tinnitus (ringing sensation in the ears) has not been reported as a side effect with rabeprazole. Please consult your doctor in case you experience ringing sensation in your ears while taking rabeprazole.

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Does rabeprazole cause weight gain?
Weight gain has been reported as a rare side effect of rabeprazole. Please consult your doctor in case you experience excessive weight gain while taking rabeprazole.

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Does rabeprazole expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, rabeprazole also expires. Always check the expiry date of the medicine before using it.

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Does rabeprazole cause constipation?
Constipation is a common side effect reported with rabeprazole. Please call your doctor in case you experience excessive constipation for a prolonged duration while you are taking rabeprazole.

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Does rabeprazole cause high blood pressure?
High blood pressure has not been reported as an adverse event with rabeprazole. In case you experience high blood pressure while you are taking rabeprazole, please talk to your doctor.

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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.

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Can I take ranitidine with rabeprazole?
There are no clinically observed interactions between ranitidine and rabeprazole. However, their clinical uses are same. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take rabeprazole with ibuprofen?
Interactions have not been clinically observed when rabeprazole is taken with ibuprofen. However, it may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take rabeprazole with paracetamol?
Interactions have not been clinically observed when rabeprazole is taken with paracetamol. However, it may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can you take rabeprazole with alcohol?
No interactions have been reported between rabeprazole and alcohol. However, alcohol can stimulate acid secretion. So, it is advisable to ask your doctor before consuming alcohol while you are taking rabeprazole.

Itopride

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What is itopride?
Itopride belongs to a group of drugs called prokinetic agents which normalize or increase bowel movement (motility). They increase gastric emptying with increased rate of passage of digested food through the small intestine. In addition, itopride suppresses vomiting.

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What is itopride used for?
Itopride is used to treat symptoms due to slow emptying of the stomach like a feeling of stomach fullness (not feeling hungry), heartburn, nausea and vomiting due to problems of the gut.

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Is itopride safe in pregnancy?
Safety of itopride in pregnancy is not verified. It can be used in pregnant women only if benefits are more than the risks. Ask your doctor before taking any medicine in pregnancy.

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