FAQs ABOUT RABIFAST IV INJECTION
What are the uses of RABIFAST IV INJECTION?
RABIFAST IV INJECTION is used to treat Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and peptic ulcer in patients who are not able to swallow rabeprazole orally.
How RABIFAST IV INJECTION works?
RABIFAST IV INJECTION 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 RABIFAST IV INJECTION 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 RABIFAST IV INJECTION. However, it may take several weeks for RABIFAST IV INJECTION to completely heal the ulcers.
When should I take RABIFAST IV INJECTION?
RABIFAST IV INJECTION is not meant for self-administration. It will be administered to you only by a doctor or a nurse into the vein (as intravenously).
What are the long-term side effects of RABIFAST IV INJECTION?
Taking RABIFAST IV INJECTION 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 therapy with RABIFAST IV INJECTION once my symptoms subside?
Do not stop therapy with RABIFAST IV INJECTION without consulting your doctor even if you feel better during the midway of the therapy. Make sure to receive all the doses of RABIFAST IV INJECTION for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve complete healing of ulcers.
What precautions should be followed while taking RABIFAST IV INJECTION?
Before receiving RABIFAST IV INJECTION 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. Inform your doctor before receiving RABIFAST IV INJECTION if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. 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 receiving RABIFAST IV INJECTION.
Can I take RABIFAST IV INJECTION daily?
Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggest whether you need to take RABIFAST IV INJECTION every day or not.
Can the use of RABIFAST IV INJECTION affect the liver?
Yes. RABIFAST IV INJECTION may affect the way your liver work. Therefore, it should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before receiving it.
Can RABIFAST IV INJECTION be taken during pregnancy?
RABIFAST IV INJECTION is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor before receiving it.
How is RABIFAST IV INJECTION given?
RABIFAST IV INJECTION will be administered to you only by a doctor or a nurse into the vein (intravenously).
Does RABIFAST IV INJECTION cause insomnia?
Yes, RABIFAST IV INJECTION may cause difficulty in falling asleep in some patients. If you are suffering from this, consult your doctor for advice. Do not take any medicine on your own without consulting your doctor.
Is RABIFAST IV INJECTION safe to use in children?
RABIFAST IV INJECTION is not recommended for use in children due to lack of data on safety and effectiveness. However, consult your doctor for advice.