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Rabesec 20 MG Tablet

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
ContainsRabeprazole
Description

Rabesec 20 MG Tablet is a proton pump inhibitor used in the treatment of stomach ulcers, Gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD) and other acidity related disorders. It decreases the acid produced in the stomach and also helps in the healing of ulcers.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Rabesec 20 MG Tablet

  • Headache
  • Altered sense of taste
  • Running nose and cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Skin Rash
  • Loss of appetite

Uses of Rabesec 20 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Erosive Esophagitis
  • Gastroesophagal Reflux Disease
  • Helicobacter pylori Infection
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
  • Other forms of Ulcers
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within an hour of oral administration. However, taking this medicine after food might delay the onset of action.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to rabeprazole, other benzimidazoles, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Diarrhea

Use of this medicine has been associated with an increased incidence of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea in some patients. Report any such incidence to the doctor on priority. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Lupus

Use of this medicine may be associated with lupus (systemic and cutaneous). Signs and symptoms like extreme tiredness, painful joints, rashes and lesions on the skin after consuming this medicine should be reported immediately to the doctor and usage should be discontinued. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Bone Fractures

Use of high dose of this medicine or for a prolonged duration may increase the risk of bone fractures, especially in older patients and women. Supplements like Calcium citrate and Vitamin D should be taken after consulting the doctor.

Vitamin B12 deficiency

Long-term treatment with this medicine may decrease the absorption of Vitamin B-12 in the body. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Driving or operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause drowsiness or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact your doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Ketoconazole

Warfarin

Nelfinavir

Digoxin

Methotrexate

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is necessary for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Osteoporosis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with osteoporosis due to the increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, or spine. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustment, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Hypomagnesemia

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with any incidences of magnesium level imbalances due to increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. The imbalance could occur due to a disease or some other medication being taken. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustment, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Colitis

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with colitis due to the increased risk of clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustment, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with or without food, as directed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by interfering with the final step of acid release in the stomach. Thus, acidity in the stomach is decreased.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Proton pump inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

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Rabeprazole - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 19 September 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01129

Pariet 20mg - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (emc) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2019 [cited 19 September 2019]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/7867/smpc
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