Q. What is Rabijoy 20 Capsule used for?
Rabijoy 20 Capsule is used for the treatment of stomach and intestinal ulcers (gastric and duodenal ulcers), reflux esophagitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It works by reducing the amount of acid made by your stomach and thus relieves your symptoms. Rabijoy 20 Capsule also prevents acidity associated with use of painkillers and stress ulcers in critically ill people. It is also used to treat a disease associated with excessive acid production in the stomach known as Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES).
Q. How long does it take for Rabijoy 20 Capsule to work?
Rabijoy 20 Capsule starts working within an hour of taking it and shows maximum benefit within two to four hours. You should start feeling better within 2 to 3 days but it may take upto 4 weeks to relieve your symptoms significantly.
Q. What is the best time to take Rabijoy 20 Capsule?
It is best to take Rabijoy 20 Capsule before your breakfast. If you are taking two doses, take it in the morning and evening. Rabijoy 20 Capsule is more effective when it is taken an hour before your food.
Q. Can I stop taking Rabijoy 20 Capsule if I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Rabijoy 20 Capsule before completing the full course of treatment. You will start to feel better before your treatment is complete.
Q. Does Rabijoy 20 Capsule cause bone problems?
Yes, long term use of Rabijoy 20 Capsule can cause thinning of bones, which is called osteoporosis. Rabijoy 20 Capsule decreases the calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency, and increases the risk of bone fractures of hip, wrist or spine. Take an adequate amount of calcium in your diet or take the supplements as advised by your doctor to avoid any bone problems.
Q. How is Rabijoy 20 Capsule useful in the treatment of H. pylori infection?
Rabijoy 20 Capsule 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 Rabijoy 20 Capsule with vitamin D?
Yes, vitamin D can be taken along with Rabijoy 20 Capsule. Vitamin D is generally advised to be taken as a supplement with Rabijoy 20 Capsule as the long term use of Rabijoy 20 Capsule decreases the absorption of calcium and may lead to calcium deficiency. This can lead to osteoporosis (thinning of bones) and increase the risk of bone fractures like hip, wrist and spine fractures. Please consult your doctor to know about ways to prevent this.
Q. Can long term use of Rabijoy 20 Capsule cause magnesium deficiency?
Long-term use of Rabijoy 20 Capsule can lower magnesium levels in patients taking multiple daily doses for 3 months or longer. Get your magnesium levels checked at regular intervals. Tell your doctor if you experience seizures (fits), dizziness, abnormal or fast heartbeat, jitteriness, jerking movements or shaking (tremors), muscle weakness, spasms of the hands and feet, cramps, muscle aches.
Q. Is it safe to use Rabijoy 20 Capsule for a long period of time?
Rabijoy 20 Capsule should be used for as long as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Rabijoy 20 Capsule is usually considered to be safe when taken in the recommended dose and duration. If Rabijoy 20 Capsule is used for more than 3 months, certain long term side effects may be seen. The most important of these is low magnesium levels in your blood which may make you feel tired, confused, dizzy, shaky or dizzy. You may also have muscle twitches or irregular heartbeat. If the use is further prolonged for more than a year, you may have an increased risk of bone fractures, stomach infections, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, osteoporosis, and vitamin B12 deficiency.
Q. Can I take alcohol with Rabijoy 20 Capsule?
No, alcohol intake is not advised with Rabijoy 20 Capsule. Alcohol itself does not affect the working of Rabijoy 20 Capsule, but it can increase the acid production. This may further cause worsening of your symptoms.
Q. What dietary changes should I make to get relief from acidity?
Rabijoy 20 Capsule is best taken 1 hour before a meal. You should avoid spicy and fatty foods while taking this medicine. It also helps to cut down on caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee and cola. Alcohol intake should also be avoided as it may worsen your symptoms.
Q. What other lifestyle changes should I make to get maximum benefit of Rabijoy 20 Capsule?
You make see better results if you make certain dietary and lifestyle changes while taking Rabijoy 20 Capsule. Exercise regularly and eat healthy. You can consult your dietician to get a diet chart that suits you best. Eat at least 3 hours before sleeping to reduce the chances of aggravation of your symptoms at night. You should avoid spicy and fatty foods while taking this medicine. Refrain from caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee and cola. Alcohol intake and smoking should also be avoided as it may worsen your symptoms.
Q. Can I take antacids along with Rabijoy 20 Capsule?
Yes, you can take antacids along with Rabijoy 20 Capsule. Take it 2 hours before or after you take Rabijoy 20 Capsule.