Information about Rebamipide

Rebamipide uses

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

How rebamipide works

Rebamipide increases the synthesis of prostaglandin, a chemical messenger which improves healing of the ulcer.

Common side effects of rebamipide

Altered taste, Diarrhoea.

Available Medicine for Rebamipide

  • ₹249
    Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹52
    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹50
    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹249
    Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹180
    Ajanta Pharma Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Rebamipide

  • 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 10 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)