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Rabeprazole

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Notes
Related terms
Uses
Dosing
Safety
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Notes

    Related terms
    • U.S. Brand Names: AcipHex®
    • Canadian Brand Names: Novo-Rabeprazole EC;Pariet®;PMS-Rabeprazole EC;PRO-Rabeprazole;Rabeprazole EC;RANT-Rabeprazole;Riva-Rabeprazole EC;Sandoz-Rabeprazole;Teva-Rabeprazole EC
    • Mexican Brand Names: Pariet
    • Pharmacologic Category: Proton Pump Inhibitor;Substituted Benzimidazole

    Uses
    • It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease.
    • It is used to stop or treat GI (gastrointestinal) ulcers caused by infection.
    • It is used to treat syndromes caused by huge amounts of stomach acid.
    • Rabeprazole helps avoid harm to the GI (gastrointestinal) tract caused by stomach acid or infection.

    Dosing

    How to take

    • Take this drug at the same time of day.
    • Take 30 minutes before the first meal of the day.
    • Swallow whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.

    Missed Dose

    • Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
    • If it is close to time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal time.
    • Do not take two doses or extra doses.
    • Do not change dose or stop drug. Talk with doctor.

    Storage

    • Store at room temperature.
    • Protect from water. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.

    Safety



    Warnings

    • Unsafe reactions may happen. This drug cannot be taken while you are taking certain other drugs. Check all the drugs you are taking with your doctor.

    Avoid

    • If you have an allergy to rabeprazole or any other part of this drug.
    • Tell doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs involved.

    Precautions

    • If you have liver disease, talk with doctor.
    • Use care if you have risk factors for soft, brittle bones called osteoporosis (alcohol use, cigarette smoking, other family members with brittle bones, taking drugs to treat seizures, taking steroids).
    • Check drugs with doctor. This drug may not mix well with other drugs.
    • Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).
    • Tell doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
    • Tell doctor if you are breast-feeding.

    Side Effects

    • Headache.
    • Hip, spine, or wrist fractures may rarely happen.

    Monitoring

    • Change in health problem being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
    • Follow up with doctor.

    Contact a healthcare provider

    • If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away.
    • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Very bad dizziness or passing out.
    • Fast heartbeat.
    • Very bad belly pain.
    • Very bad bone pain.
    • Very bad muscle pain or weakness.
    • Unusual bruising or bleeding.
    • Seizures.
    • Any rash.
    • Health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

    General Statements

    • If you have a very bad allergy, wear allergy ID at all times.
    • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
    • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Most drugs can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
    • In Canada return any unused drugs back to the pharmacy. Also, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/disposal-defaire-eng.php#th for more facts about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Call your doctor for health help about side effects. You may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
    • Talk with doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.

    Author information
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    The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.

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