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Rabeprazole

INFORMATION

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

Abdominal pain, Belching, Constipation, Flatulence, Increased risk of infection, Sore throat

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Expert advice

  • Get a blood test done to know the magnesium level in your body once a year; you may need a magnesium supplement while using the Rabeprazole,as a long-term treatment.
  • Long-term use of the Rabeprazole can cause weak or broken bones.
  • Take Rabeprazole immediately before a meal, preferably in the morning.
  • Take Rabeprazole for the entire duration of the treatment, even if you begin to feel better.

Frequently asked questions

Rabeprazole

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 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.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)