Rabeprazole is a medication that belongs to the class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). It is primarily used to treat conditions that involve excessive stomach acid production, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Generic name : rabeprazole
Dosage forms : oral delayed release capsule (10 mg; 5 mg), oral delayed release tablet (20 mg)
Drug class : Proton pump inhibitor
Storage : Store below 30°C
Treatment of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux) Treatment of Peptic ulcer disease
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic (long-term) condition in which there is an excess production of acid in the stomach.
- Razo-D Capsule SR reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes and relieves the pain associated with heartburn and acid reflux. You should take it exactly as it is prescribed for it to be effective. Some simple lifestyle changes can help reduce the symptoms of GERD.
- Think about what foods trigger heartburn and try to avoid them, eat smaller, more frequent meals, try to lose weight if you are overweight and try to find ways to relax. Do not eat within 3-4 hours of going to bed.
Directions for use
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Razo-D Capsule SR is to be taken empty stomach.
How does it work?
- Razo-D Capsule SR is a combination of two medicines: Domperidone and Rabeprazole.
- Domperidone is a prokinetic which works on the upper digestive tract to increase the movement of the stomach and intestines, allowing the food to move more easily through the stomach.
- Rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in the relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.
Rabeprazole side effects
Rabeprazole may cause serious side effects. Call your doctor at once if you have:
- Severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
- Sudden pain or trouble moving your hip, wrist, or back;
- Seizure (convulsions);
- Kidney problems fever, rash, nausea, loss of appetite, joint pain, urinating less than usual, blood in your urine, swelling, rapid weight gain;
- New or worsening symptoms of lupus–joint pain, and a skin rash on your cheeks or arms that worsens in sunlight;
- Low magnesium dizziness, fast or irregular heart rate, tremors (shaking) or jerking muscle movements, feeling jittery, muscle cramps, muscle spasms in your hands and feet, cough or choking feeling; or
- Rabeprazole can cause kidney problems. Tell your doctor if you are urinating less than usual, or if you have blood in your urine.
- Diarrhea may be a sign of a new infection. Call your doctor if you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it.
- Rabeprazole may cause new or worsening symptoms of lupus. Tell your doctor if you have joint pain and a skin rash on your cheeks or arms that worsens in sunlight.
- You may be more likely to have a broken bone while taking rabeprazole long term or more than once per day.