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Last Updated : 7/2/2018

General Information on Rebamipide

Generic Name : Rebamipide

Pronunciation : Re-ba-mi-pi-de

Latest prescription information about Rebamipide. 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.
Therapeutic Classification : Antiulcers

Trade Names/Brand Names of Rebamipide

Overview of Rebamipide

Rebamipide is an anti-gastritis and anti-gastric ulcer drug used for mucosal protection, healing of peptic and gastroduodenal ulcers, and treatment of gastritis.

Why is Rebamipide Prescribed? (Indications)

Rebamipide is prescribed for the treatment of peptic ulcer, gastroduodenal ulcers, and gastric disorders.

It is indicated during bleeding, erosion, redness, and edema (all signs of gastric mucosal lesions) that occur in acute gastritis and acute exacerbation of chronic gastritis.

Rebamipide is an amino acid derivative that works by enhancing the mucosal defense system and scavenging free radicals in the body.

Rebamipide is also an effective and safe drug in the treatment of recurrent oral ulcers in Behcet’s disease

When should Rebamipide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Rebamipide is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to the drug.

What is the dosage of Rebamipide?

The recommended adult dose for the drug is one 100 mg tablet.

How should Rebamipide be taken?

Rebamipide should be taken orally in three divided doses, in the morning, evening and before bedtime.

What are the warnings and precautions for Rebamipide?

• Since elderly patients may be physiologically more sensitive to this drug and more prone to gastrointestinal disorders than younger patients, take special care to when using the drug on them.

• Use the medication on pregnant or possibly pregnant women only if the anticipated therapeutic benefit is thought to outweigh any potential risk.

• Lactation should be avoided when using the medication.

What are the side effects of Rebamipide?

•  Skin: Rash, pruritus, drug-eruption-like eczema
•  Gastrointestinal: Constipation, bloating, diarrhea, nausea, vomitting, stomach upset, heartburn, abdominal pain, belching, taste abnormality
•  Others: Cold sweat, difficulty breathing

What are the other precautions for Rebamipide?

• Proceed immediately to the nearest emergency department if an allergic reaction occurs (difficulty in breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives).

• Patient should be closely monitored for leukopenia, thrombocytopenia and hepatic dysfunction.

What are the Drug Interactions of Rebamipide?

Rebamipide could interact with celecoxib or diclofenac.

What are the storage conditions for Rebamipide?

Rebamipide should be stored below 25°C.

Last Updated : 7/2/2018
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