Yes, long term use of M Rab can cause thinning of bones, which is called osteoporosis. M Rab decreases the calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency, and increases the risk of bone fractures of hip, wrist or spine.
Q. How is M Rab useful in the treatment of H. pylori infection?
M Rab is used along with antibiotics for the treatment of H.Pylori infection. It works by decreasing stomach acid volume and decreasing breakdown and washout of antibiotics leading to an increased antibiotic concentration and tissue penetration. It also helps in the symptomatic relief by decreasing associated acidity, reflux, and heartburn.
Q. Can I take M Rab with vitamin D?
Yes, vitamin D can be taken along with M Rab. Vitamin D is generally advised to be taken as a supplement with M Rab as its long-term use decreases the absorption of calcium and cause calcium deficiency. This can lead to osteoporosis (thinning of bones) and increase the risk of bone fractures like hip, wrist and spine fractures.
Q. Can long term use of M Rab cause magnesium deficiency?
Long-term use of M Rab can lower magnesium levels in patients taking multiple daily doses for a year or longer (at least 3 months). Get your magnesium levels checked at regular intervals. Tell your doctor if you experience seizures, dizziness, abnormal or fast heartbeat, jitteriness, jerking movements or shaking (tremors), muscle weakness, spasms of the hands and feet, cramps, muscle aches or spasm of the voice box.
Q. How long does it take for M Rab to work?
M Rab will start working in 2-3 hours after taking it. You should start feeling better in 2-3 days.
Q. What is the best time to take M Rab?
It is best to take M Rab before your breakfast. If you are taking two doses, take it in the morning and evening. M Rab is more effective when it is taken 30 min before your food.
Q. Can I stop taking M Rab if I feel better?
No, do not stop taking M Rab before completing the full course of treatment. You will start to feel better before your treatment is complete.
Q. Is it safe to use M Rab for long term?
M Rab should be used as long as prescribed by your doctor. M Rab is usually considered to be safe when taken in the recommended dose and duration.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Nov 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.