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Rebamipide is used to treat and prevent Behcet’s disease (a disease in which there is recurrent mouth ulcerations associated with genital ulcers and uveitis [inflammation of the inner layer of the eye]). It is also used for the treatment of ulcerations in stomach and intestine.

How it works

Rebamipide belongs to the class of drugs called quinolones. It promotes healing of damaged cells and enhances replacement of lost tissue.

Common side effects

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


Expert advice

• Seek medical advice if irritation in the stomach and intestine persists or increases.

• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
• Should not be given to patients who are allergic to rebamipide or any of its contents.
• Should not be given to pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)