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General Information on Rabeprazole

Generic Name : Rabeprazole

Pronunciation : ra-BEP-ra-zole

Latest prescription information about Rabeprazole. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y53.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiulcers

Why is Rabeprazole Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a proton pump inhibitor, prescribed for duodenal ulcer, gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), and Zollinger-Ellison (gastric acid hyper secretion) syndrome. It works by decreasing the amount of acid made in the stomach. 

When should Rabeprazole not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Concomitant administration of clarithromycin with pimozide and cisapride is contraindicated.
Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Rabeprazole?

PO- Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease; erosive oesophagitis: 20 mg once daily in the morning for 4-8 weeks. Maintenance: 10-20 mg once daily.
For non-erosive oesophagitis: 10 mg once daily for 4 wk, upon symptom resolution, may continue with 10 mg once daily when needed.
Healing of Duodenal Ulcers: 20 mg/day after the morning meal for 4 weeks; additional therapy may be required for some patients.
Zollinger-Ellison: 60 mg once daily. Adjust according to patient’s needs.

How should Rabeprazole be taken?

It comes as a delayed-release (long-acting) tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day for 4 to 8 weeks, but it is sometimes taken for a longer time, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Rabeprazole?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bleeding ulcer, such as black, tarry stools or vomit that looks like coffee grounds, or if you experience throat pain, chest pain, severe stomach pain, or trouble swallowing contact your doctor immediately.
• May increase the risk of GI infections due to acid suppressive effects, liver damage, gastric tumor.

What are the side effects of Rabeprazole?

•  Central Nervous System: Headache, dizziness, disorientation/delirium.
•  Skin: Skin eruptions, severe allergic reactions.
•  Eye and ENT: Inflammation of pharynx.
•  Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, flatulence, constipation, abdominal pain, dry mouth.
•  Genitourinary: Kidney disorder.
•  Liver: Occurrence of confusion, altered level of consciousness and coma as a result of liver failure (hepatic encephalopathy), inflammation of liver, increased liver enzymes, jaundice.
•  Blood: Decrease in white blood cells, anemia.
•  Metabolic: Excess ammonia in blood, thyroid stimulating hormone elevations.
•  Musculoskeletal: Joint pain, muscle pain, rapid breakdown of skeletal muscle.
•  Respiratory: Inflammation of lung tissue.
•  Miscellaneous: Pain, infection, rapid swelling of dermis, coma, sudden death.

What are the other precautions for Rabeprazole?

Avoid abrupt withdrawal.

What are the storage conditions of Rabeprazole?

Oral: Store at 15-30°C. Store it in an airtight container and keep away from children.

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dinesh1607 

Sir, Earlier I had some gastric problems and I take antacids for the same. Recently I am experiencing heavy gastric problems, ie i feel difficulty in breathing, my nose blocking. if i take some hot water it will be released in few minutes but till such time i had to suffer a lot. if suppose i am outside my thinking would be what would happen to me and naturally the fear comes and sweat a lot. i had done the endoscopy, scan and other thing, they say that its not a gerd. Nowadays i am gettting it frequently before every meal. At this time if i intake something it will be ok. I would like to know whtr is it the problem of piles or something related to the anus, I used to discharge gas through anus, but sometimes it stops and at this time I am experiencing this problem for a longer time say 30mts to 1 hour. One of my freind told me to take veloz 20mg. Is it adivisable. after food nothing will be there for the next 2 or 3 hours, then again it starts. First thing is very difficult in breathing and nose got blocked. once it is cleared everything will be ok. Please suggest the remedy for this. regards dinesh

Hedayetullah 

Please give me a suggestion ,,,i am taking Rablet 20 along with etoshine and Peg SR 75 mg and Mythyloco for neck pain...Is it ok or can I take for 10 days?

winield 

I would like to know the effects of taking rabeloc with alcohol

vijay27 

Hi, I have been taking RCLonac for the pains atleast two in a week, will this effect my health, i faced ulcers when i was taking Eterobax-60mg. What would be the results if i take RClonac for long time? and any alternative medicine available? I met a very good doctors so far. please suggest. I feel huge pains in joints and other places in my body occationally and my body has deficiency of Vit-D and B12 long back and i could cover them, but no change in pains, i have been suffering with these pains since 15 years.

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