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Rebamipide is used in the treatment of intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.

How it works

Rebamipide increases the production of a chemical which allows the ulcer's to heal.

Common side effects

Nausea, Acute toxicity, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Rash, Skin redness, Stomach upset


Expert advice

  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or planning to get pregnant while taking this medicine. The Rebamipide may cause miscarriage if taken during pregnancy.
  • It is also important to avoid pregnancy for at least one month or through one menstrual cycle after you stop taking the Rebamipide.
  • The Rebamipide should be taken during the entire period you're using NSAIDs (anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug) since it lowers the chance of developing stomach ulcers caused by NSAIDs.
  • Rebamipide is best taken with food and preferably at bedtime.
  • Do not take antacids that contain magnesium while you are taking the Rebamipide. Ask your doctor for help in selecting a suitable antacid.

Content on this page was last updated on 29 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)