Rabeprazole sodium 20 Mg
Rabeprazole is known as an anti-acid medicine. It is prescribed for patients having problems with acidity. It helps to avoid injury to the stomach & esophagus area where patients are suffering from GERD or ulcers as Rabeprazole acts as an antiulcer drug. Rabeprazole acts as a proton pump inhibitor that suppresses the secretion made by the stomach. Rabeprazole is also administered to patients suffering from duodenal ulcers. It may also be prescribed along with other medications and antibiotics.
An inhibitor of the proton pump is rabeprazole (PPI). It functions by lowering stomach acid levels, which relieves acid-related indigestion and heartburn.
Rabeprazole is indicated for administration to patients suffering from GERD, peptic ulcer, and eradication of H. pylori. It helps to prevent gastric bleeding.
The dose & periodicity of treatment by the use of Rabeprazole is to be decided by your treating doctor depending upon the patient and symptoms of the disease. For example, for the treatment of GERD, the dose range for children is 5 mg to 15 mg depending upon the weight. However, for children below one year of age, the administration of Rabeprazole is not recommended. Likewise, for adults, a dose of 20 mg once a day is advised. In a nutshell, for other diseases, dose adjustment has to be carried out by the treating doctor.
As applies to other medicines, the principle of missed dose for Rabeprazole is equally applicable, and if you forget to take medicine at the scheduled time, take the same immediately and skip the same if it is near the time of the next scheduled dose. Don’t take a double dose in any case.
Before prescribing Rabeprazole, the treating doctor must make sure that the patient is not allergic to some medicine, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. It is not medically advisable to be given to children below the age of one year.
If these Side Effects are prolonged, you must make your medical practitioner aware of the same. Side Effects may be