Rabeprazole is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux, and ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. Rabeprazole helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus; helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus.
Take rabeprazole by mouth with food as directed by the doctor.
Swallow the tablet whole with water.
Do not crush, chew, or split the tablet.
Take rabeprazole regularly to get the most benefit from it.
To help remember, take rabeprazole at the same time.
Quantity is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Do not increase your quantity or take this product more often than directed.
Do not crush or chew tablet.
Swallow whole with a full glass of water.
When used for the treatment of duodenal ulcers, take after a meal.
This medicine is used to treat patients with active duodenal or active benign gastric ulcers (ulcers of the stomach and intestine), erosive or ulcerative Gastro esophageal Reflux Disease (heartburn). It is also used in the maintenance of heartburn, and severe esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus) and with antibiotics to kill H. Pylori bacteria (a special type of bacteria that usually attacks the stomach) in peptic ulcer disease.
The patients administered with this medicine may experience headache, GI upset, rash, dry mouth, asthenia (lack of bodily strength).
Pregnant females should consult their doctors for further consultation
This medication is contraindicated or not recommended in lactating females.
Its use has shown a risk of drowsiness; therefore avoid using it while driving.
Consult your doctor before using rabeprazole for a better analysis if you have liver disease.
Consult your doctor before using rabeprazole for a better analysis if you have kidney disease.
The use of alcohol should be limited or avoided while using rabeprazole.
The patients with gastric (stomach) or esophageal (a long muscular tube that passes through the body into the stomach) should be excluded before treatment. Severe hepatic (liver) impairment. Patients on long-term therapy should be monitored should use this medicine cautiously.
This medication is contraindicated in people with allergies to this medication. It should also not be used in patients with inadequate vitamin B-12, any autoimmune disease (any disorder in which the body attacks itself), liver problems, osteoporosis (porous bones), weak bones, a low amount of magnesium in the blood among a host of other problems. Consult your doctor for further details.
Can I take this medication without meals?
This medication can be taken with or without meals.
Will I have to avoid eating certain foods during use of this medicine?
There are no significant foods that should be avoided during use of this medicine. However, it is better to limit consumption of citrus fruits and spicy and fried fatty food if suffer you from acidity. For further guidance, consult your healthcare provider.
Will I have issues swallowing/ eating foods during use of this medicine?
There are no significant swallowing issues associated with use of this medicine.
What are the side effects of using this medicine?
Following are the side effects:
• Upset stomach
• Dry mouth
How often should I take this medication if I need it for treatment of H pylori infection?
This medication should be taken twice in the day. Once with the morning meals and once with the evening meals.
Can this medication be taken by children?
This medicine should not be used by pregnant and nursing females.
Will I have to avoid any foods during use of this medicine?
This medication is not recommended in children.
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