SALT INFORMATIONRabeprazole(20 mg)
Rabeprazole is used to treat symptoms of gastric acidity, gastro-intestinal reflux disease (heart burn), stomach and intestinal ulcers, and diseases associated with excessive acid production (Zollinger Ellison Syndrome).
How it works
Rabeprazole belongs to class of medications called proton pump inhibitors. It blocks the activity of the proton pumps in the stomach wall that produce acid, thereby reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Common side effects
Increased risk of infections, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Chills or sore throat, Belching, Flatulence
- Take rabeprazole tablet an hour before a meal.
- Do not take rabeprazole if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to rabeprazole or other PPI'S (pantoprazole, omeprazole).
- If you have to the drug for a very long time, take calcium and Vitamin D supplemets to prevent risk of fractures.
- Consult your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Is rabeprazole/ Rabicip-20/ Rabium 20 mg/ Rabium DSR/ Veloz 20/ Veloz D/ Rablet 20/ Rablet D/ Rekool D an over the counter?
Rabeprazole (also available as / Rabicip-20/ Rabium 20 mg/ Rabium DSR/ Veloz 20/ Veloz D/ Rablet 20/ Rablet D/ Rekool D) although available over the counter, it should be taken only on doctor’s advice.
Q. Is rabeprazole safe during pregnancy?
No. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is rabeprazole an antacid / antibiotic?
Rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor which suppresses acid production in stomach. It is not antacid which reacts and neutralizes acid. It is not an antibiotic as it does not kill bacteria.
Q. Does rabeprazole cause osteoporosis/ insomnia?
Rabeprazole may cause osteoporosis/ insomnia. Please consult your doctor if you experience such side effect.
Q. Can i take gaviscon with rabeprazole?
Depending upon individual’s response, there should be an interval of at least 2 hours between the two drug administrations.