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Rabicure 20mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Rabicure 20mg Tablet is a medicine which reduces the amount of acid produced in your stomach. It is used to treat heartburn, acid reflux and problems in your food pipe. It is also used to prevent and treat stomach ulcers.

You should take Rabicure 20mg Tablet as your doctor advises. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but it should be the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time needed to treat your condition. Normally it should be swallowed whole about an hour before a meal and at the same time each day. It may take up to a few weeks to work properly but your doctor will tell you how long you need to be taking it for. You should keep on taking it as prescribed even if your symptoms disappear quickly. If you are taking this medicine for a long time, your doctor may carry out regular tests to check your levels of magnesium which can fall with this medicine.

Common side effects include headache, diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain and feeling or being sick. These tend to be mild but talk to your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. The risk of side effects may increase the longer you take this medicine. Serious side effects are rare, but some need immediate medical attention. Ask your doctor what these are. You may be more likely to have a broken bone if you take it for a long time. It is best to avoid foods that seem to make your symptoms worse, such as rich, spicy and fatty foods. It also helps to cut down on caffeinated drinks, such as tea, coffee and cola, as well as alcohol.

Rabicure 20mg Tablet is not suitable for some people. Before taking this medicine, you need to tell your doctor if you have severe liver problems, are taking medicines for HIV, have had an allergic reaction to similar medicines in the past or have osteoporosis. Alcohol does not interfere with the way Rabicure 20mg Tablet works. However, drinking alcohol makes your stomach produce more acid than normal. This medicine can make you feel dizzy, sleepy, or affect your vision. If this happens, do not drive, cycle or use machinery or tools until you feel better. It is not usually recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Side effects of Rabicure Tablet

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea

How to use Rabicure 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. Rabicure 20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Rabicure Tablet works

Rabicure 20mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Rabicure 20mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rabicure 20mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rabicure 20mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Rabicure 20mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rabicure 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Rabicure 20mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Rabicure 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rabicure 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Rabicure Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Rabicure 20mg 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.

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Quick Tips

  • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent acidity from happening:
    • Avoid excessive intake of carbonated beverages/soft drinks, citrus juices, fried food, caffeinated beverages like tea and coffee.
    • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
    • Avoid eating late at night or before bedtime.
  • 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 of Rabicure 20mg Tablet can cause weak bones and a deficiency of minerals such as magnesium. Take adequate dietary intake of calcium and magnesium or their supplements as prescribed by your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

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Heartburn Mental disorder Depression Frequent persistent heartburn Gastroesophageal reflux disease Irritable bowel syndrome Indigestion Back flow of acid from stomach Difficulty in swallowing Inflammation of esophagus Excess acid secretion by stomach Intestinal or stomach ulcers
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
You need to be examined in clinic to reach a diagnosis and then appropriate medicine can be prescribed
Having problem of acid reflux disease with throat infection and pain in right side of abdomen
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
take avipattikar churan 1 spoon twice before meal, for throat infection do gargles with lyuke warm water and mixing tankan bhasma a littlein it,,
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Rabicure to work?

Rabicure starts working within an hour of taking it and shows maximum benefit within two to four hours. You should start feeling better within 2 to 3 days but it may take upto 4 weeks to relieve your symptoms significantly.

Q. What is the best time to take Rabicure?

It is best to take Rabicure before your breakfast. If you are taking two doses, take it in the morning and evening. Rabicure is more effective when it is taken an hour before your food.

Q. Can I stop taking Rabicure if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Rabicure before completing the full course of treatment. You will start to feel better before your treatment is complete.

Q. Does Rabicure cause bone problems?

Yes, long term use of Rabicure can cause thinning of bones, which is called osteoporosis. Rabicure decreases the calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency, and increases the risk of bone fractures of hip, wrist or spine. Take an adequate amount of calcium in your diet or take the supplements as advised by your doctor to avoid any bone problems.

Q. How is Rabicure useful in the treatment of H. pylori infection?

Rabicure 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 Rabicure with vitamin D?

Yes, vitamin D can be taken along with Rabicure. Vitamin D is generally advised to be taken as a supplement with Rabicure as the long term use of Rabicure decreases the absorption of calcium and may lead to calcium deficiency. This can lead to osteoporosis (thinning of bones) and increase the risk of bone fractures like hip, wrist and spine fractures. Please consult your doctor to know about ways to prevent this.

Q. Can long term use of Rabicure cause magnesium deficiency?

Long-term use of Rabicure can lower magnesium levels in patients taking multiple daily doses for 3 months or longer. Get your magnesium levels checked at regular intervals. Tell your doctor if you experience seizures (fits), dizziness, abnormal or fast heartbeat, jitteriness, jerking movements or shaking (tremors), muscle weakness, spasms of the hands and feet, cramps, muscle aches.

Q. Is it safe to use Rabicure for a long period of time?

Rabicure should be used for as long as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Rabicure is usually considered to be safe when taken in the recommended dose and duration. If Rabicure is used for more than 3 months, certain long term side effects may be seen. The most important of these is low magnesium levels in your blood which may make you feel tired, confused, dizzy, shaky or dizzy. You may also have muscle twitches or irregular heartbeat. If the use is further prolonged for more than a year, you may have an increased risk of bone fractures, stomach infections, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, osteoporosis, and vitamin B12 deficiency.

Q. Can I take alcohol with Rabicure?

No, alcohol intake is not advised with Rabicure. Alcohol itself does not affect the working of Rabicure, but it can increase the acid production. This may further cause worsening of your symptoms.

Q. What dietary changes should I make to get relief from acidity?

Rabicure is best taken 1 hour before a meal. You should avoid spicy and fatty foods while taking this medicine. It also helps to cut down on caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee and cola. Alcohol intake should also be avoided as it may worsen your symptoms.

Q. What other lifestyle changes should I make to get maximum benefit of Rabicure?

You make see better results if you make certain dietary and lifestyle changes while taking Rabicure. Exercise regularly and eat healthy. You can consult your dietician to get a diet chart that suits you best. Eat at least 3 hours before sleeping to reduce the chances of aggravation of your symptoms at night. You should avoid spicy and fatty foods while taking this medicine. Refrain from caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee and cola. Alcohol intake and smoking should also be avoided as it may worsen your symptoms.

Q. Can I take antacids along with Rabicure?

Yes, you can take antacids along with Rabicure. Take it 2 hours before or after you take Rabicure.

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