Rabeprazole is a medicine that reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Rabeprazole falls in the category of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medicines. It blocks the cells needed to produce stomach acid, thereby relieving acidity and acid reflux problems.
Rabeprazole tablet is a highly effective acid suppression medicine that reduces stomach acid production within two to four hours of taking the medication. One dose of Rabeprazole can reduce the production of stomach acid by 69%. The effects of Rabeprazole last for 23 hours after the first dose. Even after 23 hours, the stomach acid produced when eating food remains 82% lower than average.
The production of stomach acid is a part of the natural digestion process in the human body. Proton pumps present in cells that line the stomach and duodenum (a part of the small intestine close to the stomach) produce stomach acid. Excessive production of stomach acid can cause acid reflux, stomach ulcers, stomach-ache, and discomfort. Rabeprazole inhibits the proton pumps from producing stomach acid, thereby relieving acidity, preventing acid reflux, and preventing ulcers.
In the case of stomach ulcers, Rabeprazole is prescribed in combination with antibiotics that eliminate the ulcer-causing bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. Rabeprazole reduces acidity to create an environment for the antibiotics to be more effective and helps heal stomach ulcers.
Rabeprazole is a fast-acting medication that reduces acidity and offers relief. Some benefits of Rabeprazole uses are listed below –
Rabeprazole reduces the production of stomach acid to treat acid reflux, heartburn, and acid regurgitation.
Rabeprazole offers relief from heartburn, pain and discomfort caused by excessive acidity within two to four hours of the first dose.
Rabeprazole reduces the production of stomach acid by 69% after the first dose.
This medication effectively reduces acidity for up to 23 hours after a dose.
Rabeprazole can be used to treat severe problems of the digestive system. Rabeprazole can treat peptic ulcers and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
Acidity and the discomfort caused by it can make it difficult for you to go about your daily activities – taking Rabeprazole offers long-term relief from acidity.
Rabeprazole should be taken as prescribed. The dosage of Rabeprazole varies according to the treatment required –
For stomach (peptic) ulcers – Rabeprazole 20mg tablet once a day for 6 weeks
For intestine (duodenal) ulcers – Rabeprazole 20mg tablet once a day for 4 weeks
For moderate to severe acid reflux – Rabeprazole 10mg tablet once a day for up to 4 weeks
For severe acid reflux – Rabeprazole 20mg tablet once a day for 4 to 8 weeks
For long-term treatment of acid reflux – Rabeprazole 10mg or 20mg tablet once a day for as long as your doctor recommends
Rabeprazole should be used as directed by your prescription. You should also read the patient information leaflet available in the pack for instructions of use. The routine directions for taking Rabeprazole are given below –
Remove a Rabeprazole tablet from the blister pack when it is time to take your medicine.
Swallow the tablets one at a time with a full glass of water. Do not chew or crush the tablets before swallowing.
Follow your prescription directions about the number of tablets to be taken and for how many weeks you need to take them.
Arrange a review after the agreed interval to discuss the progress of treatment.
Although Rabeprazole is an effective medication for acidity, it may not be the best option for everyone. Here are some cases where Rabeprazole should be used with caution –
People with decreased liver function
People who are suffering from osteoporosis
People at risk of getting osteoporosis, e.g., those who have been taking corticosteroids for a long time, or women who have passed menopause
People with Vitamin B12 deficiency
Rabeprazole can effectively reduce acidity and related issues for most people. But in some cases, this medication is not suitable. Rabeprazole should not be used by –
People allergic to one or more ingredients of Rabeprazole
Just like any other medication, Rabeprazole usage may cause side effects in some instances. Generally, the side effects caused by Rabeprazole are usually not serious or harmful. Some common side effects associated with Rabeprazole are –
Headache, difficulty in sleeping
Digestive disturbances such as diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting, stomach-ache or wind
Rabeprazole should be taken as advised by your prescription.Make sure to explain your health, medication, and other medical conditions to us at the time of your consultation. This includes any over-the-counter medications or herbal medications that you may be taking. If you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform us about it.
Rabeprazole may interact with some other medicines. This may reduce the effectiveness of Rabeprazole or vice versa. Talk to our team to find out which medicines you can easily take with Rabeprazole and which medicines you cannot. Some medications that are not recommended to be taken alongside Rabeprazole are –
Anti-HIV medicines atazanavir or rilpivirine
Medicines that reduce magnesium levels in the blood, such as digoxin or diuretics
You can buy Rabeprazole online from MedsNow online clinic. Place the order for the medication from the convenience of your home. After an online consultation with our team. The medicine is delivered discreetly to your doorstep.
How long is it Safe to Take Rabeprazole? Rabeprazole can safely be taken for three months. If we advise you to take Rabeprazole for a longer time, we will regularly monitor your health.
Can Rabeprazole Cause Anxiety? There is no clinical evidence that suggests that Rabeprazole causes anxiety.
Can I Take Rabeprazole After Meal? It would be best if you took Rabeprazole before food. But if you forget to do so, take the medication whenever you remember.
Can Rabeprazole Cause Liver Problems? Rabeprazole has not been observed to cause liver problems. However, if you have liver problems, do inform your doctor before taking Rabeprazole. Taking this may aggravate your illness or increase the risk of liver damage. For more information read here.
How long does it take for Rabeprazole to Get out of Your System? Rabeprazole remains effective for up to 23 hours after the first dose. After that, the effects may begin to wear off as the medication leaves your system. Therefore, we are likely to recommend you take one tablet every 24 hours. Take medicine on an empty stomach first thing every morning for the best results.