FAQs ABOUT RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE
What are the uses of RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE?
RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE 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 RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE works?
RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE 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 RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE 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 RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE. However, it may take several weeks for RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE to completely heal the ulcers.
When should I take RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE?
RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE should be taken on an empty stomach at mornings. It can also be taken before a meal. Swallow RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE with a glass of water.
What are the long-term side effects of RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE?
Taking RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE 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 RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE once my symptoms subside?
Do not stop taking RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE without consulting your doctor even if you feel better during the midway of the therapy. Make sure to take RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve complete healing of ulcers.
What is the best time to take RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE?
RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE 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 RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE?
If you have missed a dose of RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE to compensate the missed ones.
What precautions should be followed while taking RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE?
Before taking RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE 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 RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE 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 RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE.
Can I consume alcohol while taking RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE?
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE as it could aggravate your ulcers and delays the healing process.
Can I take RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE daily?
Take RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggest whether can you take RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE every day or not.
Can the use of RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE affect the liver?
Yes. RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE 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 RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE be taken during pregnancy?
RABESCOPE 20 CAPSULE is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.