Medicine Overview of Rivaz-D Capsule SR
Side Effects of Rivaz-D are Diarrhoea, Stomach pain, Dryness in mouth, Headache, Dizziness, Flatulence, Weakness, Flu-like symptoms.
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. Rivaz-DSR Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.
Take it preferably 30 minutes before food.
Rivaz-DSR 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 food to move more easily through the stomach. Rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in the relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.
In Depth Information on Rivaz-D Capsule SR
Rivaz-D Capsule SR related warnings
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Rivaz-DSR Capsule 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.
Rivaz-DSR Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Rivaz-DSR Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Rivaz-DSR Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rivaz-DSR Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Rivaz-DSR Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rivaz-DSR Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Rivaz-DSR Capsule is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.
Frequently asked questions about Rivaz-D Capsule SR
Q. What are the contraindications of Rivaz-d?
The use of Rivaz-d is contraindicated in 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 Rivaz-d cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Rivaz-d 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. Try to use alcohol-free mouthwash as the risk of tooth decay increases, if you have dry mouth.
Q. Can the use of Rivaz-d cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Rivaz-d can cause diarrhea. In case, you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent diarrhea and signs of dehydration like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine.
Yes, Rivaz-d does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Rivaz-d after the expiry date.
Rivaz-d 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 food to move more easily through the stomach.
Q. Is it safe to use Rivaz-d?
Yes, Rivaz-d is safe to use in most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like diarrhoea, 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. Which is the best time to take Rivaz-d?
It is best to take Rivaz-d before the first meal of the day or on an empty stomach.
Q. Can the use of Rivaz-d cause abnormal heart beat?
Yes, the use of Rivaz-d can cause an increased risk of irregular heartbeat (serious arrhythmias). This is a serious side effect but rare (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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