Information about 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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y53.0
Therapeutic Classification : Antiulcers
Trade Names/Brand Names of Rabeprazole
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 be taken? (Contraindications)
Concomitant administration of clarithromycin with pimozide and cisapride is contraindicated.
Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity.
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 eruptions, severe allergic reactions.
• Eye and ENT:
Inflammation of pharynx.
Diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, flatulence, constipation, abdominal pain, dry mouth.
Occurrence of confusion, altered level of consciousness and coma as a result of liver failure (hepatic encephalopathy), inflammation of liver, increased liver enzymes, jaundice.
Decrease in white blood cells, anemia.
Excess ammonia in blood, thyroid stimulating hormone elevations.
Joint pain, muscle pain, rapid breakdown of skeletal muscle.
Inflammation of lung tissue.
Pain, infection, rapid swelling of dermis, coma, sudden death.
What are the other precautions for Rabeprazole?
Avoid abrupt withdrawal.
What are the storage conditions for Rabeprazole?
Oral: Store at 15-30°C. Store it in an airtight container and keep away from children.