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Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule is a combination medicine used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux) and peptic ulcer disease by relieving the symptoms of acidity such as heartburn, stomach pain, or irritation. It also neutralizes the acid and promotes easy passage of gas to reduce stomach discomfort.

Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule is taken without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are diarrhea, stomach pain, dryness in mouth, headache, flatulence, and weakness. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness. Lifestyle modifications like having cold milk and avoiding hot tea, coffee, spicy food or chocolate can help you to get better results.

Before you start taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if you are suffering from kidney or liver disease. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Rapod Capsule

Benefits of Rapod Capsule

In Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic (long-term) condition which is like having heartburn consistently rather than just occasionally. It happens because a muscle above your stomach relaxes too much and allows stomach contents to come back up into your oesophagus and mouth. Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes and relieves the pain associated with heartburn and acid reflux. You should take it exactly as it is prescribed for it to be effective.
Some simple lifestyle changes can help reduce the symptoms of GERD. Think about what foods trigger heartburn and try to avoid them; eat smaller, more frequent meals; try to lose weight if you are overweight and try to find ways to relax. Do not eat within 3-4 hours of going to bed.

In Peptic ulcer disease

Peptic ulcer disease is a condition in which painful sores or ulcers develop in the inner lining of the stomach or gut (intestine). Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes which prevents further damage to the ulcer as it heals naturally. You may be given other medicines along with this medicine depending on what caused the ulcer. You need to keep taking the medicine as it is prescribed for it to be effective, even if the symptoms seem to disappear.

Side effects of Rapod Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Rapod

  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Flatulence
  • Weakness
  • Flu-like symptoms

How to use Rapod Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Rapod Capsule works

Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Domperidone and Rabeprazole. Domperidone is a prokinetic which works on the upper digestive tract to increase the movement of the stomach and intestines, allowing the food to move more easily through the stomach. Rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in the relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule 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
Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule 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
Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule for the treatment of acidity and heartburn.
  • Take it one hour before the meal, preferably in the morning.
  • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • 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 can cause weak bones and deficiency of minerals such as magnesium. Take adequate dietary intake of calcium and magnesium or their supplements as prescribed by your doctor.

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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. What are the contraindications of Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule?

The use of Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule is considered to be harmful for patients with a known hypersensitivity to rabeprazole or domperidone or any other inactive ingredients of the medicine. Caution is advised in patients with underlying kidney or liver disease.

Q. Can the use of Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule can cause dry mouth. Dryness of mouth occurs due to Domperidone. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Keep some water on your bedside at night. Cut down the intake of alcohol and avoid smoking. If you have dry mouth, try to use alcohol-free mouthwash as its use can increase the risk of tooth decay.

Q. Can the use of Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule can cause diarrhea. In case you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. Talk to your doctor if diarrhea persists and if you notice any signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What is Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule?

Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Domperidone and Rabeprazole. This combination is used to treat acidity and heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); a condition where the acid in the stomach flows back up into the food pipe (esophagus). It is also used to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers. Domperidone helps to control vomiting by increasing the movement of the gut, allowing the food to move more easily through the stomach.

Q. Is it safe to use Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule?

Yes, Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like diarrhea, stomach pain, flatulence, dryness in mouth, dizziness, headache and other uncommon and rare side effects. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.

Q. What is the best time to take Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule?

It is best to take Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule before the first meal of the day or on an empty stomach.

Q. Can the use of Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule cause abnormal heartbeat?

Yes, the use of Rapod 30mg/20mg Capsule can increase the risk of developing irregular heartbeat (serious arrhythmias). This is a serious side effect but the chance that it may happen is very low. The risk may be slightly higher in those who are more than 60 years of age.

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