Rabtune 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 Rabtune?
It is best to take Rabtune before your breakfast. If you are taking two doses, take it in the morning and evening. Rabtune is more effective when it is taken 30 min before your food.
Q. Can I stop taking Rabtune if I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Rabtune before completing the full course of treatment. You will start to feel better before your treatment is complete.
Q. Does Rabtune cause bone problems?
Yes, long term use of Rabtune can cause thinning of bones, which is called osteoporosis. Rabtune decreases the calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency, and increases the risk of bone fractures of hip, wrist or spine.
Q. How is Rabtune useful in the treatment of H. pylori infection?
Rabtune 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 Rabtune with vitamin D?
Yes, vitamin D can be taken along with Rabtune. Vitamin D is generally advised to be taken as a supplement with Rabtune 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 Rabtune cause magnesium deficiency?
Long-term use of Rabtune 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. Is it safe to use Rabtune for long term?
Rabtune should be used as long as prescribed by your doctor. Rabtune is usually considered to be safe when taken in the recommended dose and duration.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 5th Jul 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.