FAQs ABOUT RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET
What are the uses of RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET?
RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET is used to treat Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), peptic ulcer and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (tumours in the pancreas causing the stomach to secrete more acid).
How RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET works?
RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET is a proton pump inhibitor. It reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach by blocking the actions of an enzyme called H+ K+ ATPase (also known as proton pump) which is present in the lining of the stomach walls. As a result, it reduces the chances for acid reflux into the oesophagus, heals peptic ulcers and esophageal lesions and prevents its recurrence.
How long will it take for RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET to cure my disease?
The time taken for healing depends on the severity of the disease. You may notice improvement in your condition within 1-2 days of therapy with RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET. However, it may take several weeks for RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET to completely heal the ulcers.
When should I take RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET?
RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET should be taken on an empty stomach at mornings. It can also be taken before a meal. Swallow RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET with a glass of water.
What are the long-term side effects of RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET?
Taking RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET especially over the time of a year can slightly increase the risk of hip, wrist, or spine fracture. Inform your doctor if you suffer from osteoporosis or if you are taking corticosteroids which can increase the risk of osteoporosis. It may also cause vitamin B12 deficiency and low magnesium levels in the blood.
Can I stop taking RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET once my symptoms subside?
Do not stop taking RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET without consulting your doctor even if you feel better during the midway of the therapy. Make sure to take RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve complete healing of ulcers.
What is the best time to take RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET?
RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET should be taken while you are on empty stomach in the morning. It can also be taken before a meal.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET?
If you have missed a dose of RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
What precautions should be followed while taking RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET?
Before taking RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET inform your doctor if you have any liver problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have vitamin B12 deficiency, osteoporosis or any tumors in your stomach. Do not take RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding without consulting your doctor. Regularly visit your doctor and take all the necessary blood test recommended by your doctor without fail. You must also inform your doctor immediately if you experience severe uncontrollable diarrhea with stomach pain or tenderness after taking RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET.
Can I consume alcohol while taking RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET?
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET as it could aggravate your ulcers and delays the healing process.
Can I take RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET daily?
Take RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggest whether can you take RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET every day or not.
Can the use of RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET affect the liver?
Yes. RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET may affect the way your liver work. Therefore, it should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Can RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET be taken during pregnancy?
RABEPRAZ 20 TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.