Rabeprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Rabeprazole is used to treat certain esophagus problems (such as acid reflux, and ulcers), in which the backward flow of acid can cause heartburn and possible injury to the esophagus. Rabeprazole prevents ulcers, heals acid damage to the stomach, and may also help in preventing cancer of
the esophagus. Rabeprazole is used in combination with other medications to eliminate H. pylori (a bacteria that causes ulcers) in adults.
Directions of use
- Rabeprazole comes with a delayed release, it is released in the intestine because it can be dissolved by stomach acids.
- Delayed-release tablets are taken once a day. If combined with other medication to eliminate H. pylori, it is taken twice a day with morning and evening meals, for 7 days.
- Follow the instructions on the label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist again, in case of misunderstanding.
- Take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor, do not take more or less or take it for an extended period of time.
- Do not stop the use of medication on your own, take it even if you feel well and consult with the doctor if the condition gets worse.
- Antacids can be taken along with this medicine as they neutralize acidity in the stomach.
- If you are also taking sucralfate, take Rabeprazole 30 minutes prior to sucralfate.
Benefits of Snurab
- Helps relieve gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Relieves excessive stomach acids
- Promote healing of duodenal ulcers or erosive esophagitis
- Treats Zollinger-Ellison syndrome in adults
- Symptoms of a low magnesium blood level (such as muscle spasms, irregular heartbeat, and seizures)
- Signs of lupus (such as rash on nose and cheeks, worsening joint pain)
- May rarely cause a severe intestinal condition due to a bacteria called C. difficile
- Rarely cause vitamin B-12 deficiency
- Serious allergic reaction is rare but includes fever, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing, and signs of kidney problems (such as a change in the amount of urine).
- Constipation diarrhea gas sore throat
- Bad, unusual, or unpleasant taste
- It is important to get your child checked by the doctor, regularly. This allows your doctor to keep track of your progress and also check if the medicine is working properly. Laboratory tests are needed to check for any unwanted effects in urine or blood.
- Rabeprazole should not be used with medicines containing rilpivirine (eg, Complera®, Edurant®, Odefsey®), as a combination of these medicines can be harmful.
- There can be a serious allergic reaction when used with antibiotics. Consult your doctor as soon as possible if your child has itching, trouble breathing or swallowing, or any swelling of the hands, face, or mouth.
- Check for symptoms if you have a change in frequency of urination or amount of urine, blood in the urine, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, skin rash, swelling of the body or feet and ankles, unusual tiredness or weakness, or unusual weight gain. These may be symptoms of a serious kidney problem called acute tubulointerstitial nephritis.
Ques. What is the best time to take RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM 20 MG TABLET?
Ans. It is best to take this medicine an hour before your meal. If you are taking the double dose, take it in the morning and evening.
Ques. Can I stop taking RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM 20 MG TABLET if I feel better?
Ans. No, you should not stop the use of medicine without taking a doctor’s approval, as the symptoms can return back.
Ques. Are there any severe side effects of this medicine?
Ans. A Serious allergic reaction can occur which is rare but includes fever, rash, itching/swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing, and signs of kidney problems.