Domperidone + Rabeprazole is a combination of two medicines: Domperidone + Rabeprazole1 and Domperidone + Rabeprazole2. Domperidone + Rabeprazole1 is a prokinetic which works on the upper digestive tract to increase the movement of the stomach and intestines, allowing the food to move more easily through the stomach. Domperidone + Rabeprazole2 is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in the relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.
The use of Gerdrid is considered to be harmful for 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 Gerdrid cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Gerdrid 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. If you have dry mouth, try to use alcohol-free mouthwash as its use can increase the risk of tooth decay.
Q. Can the use of Gerdrid cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Gerdrid can cause diarrhea. In case you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. Talk to your doctor if diarrhea persists and if you notice any signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine.
Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Gerdrid?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. What is Gerdrid?
Gerdrid 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 the food to move more easily through the stomach.
Q. Is it safe to use Gerdrid?
Yes, Gerdrid is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like diarrhea, 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. What is the best time to take Gerdrid?
It is best to take Gerdrid before the first meal of the day or on an empty stomach.
Q. Can the use of Gerdrid cause abnormal heartbeat?
Yes, the use of Gerdrid can increase the risk of developing irregular heartbeat (serious arrhythmias). This is a serious side effect but 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 21st Nov 2018. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.