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What is Rabeprazole Sodium used for?

Rabeprazole Sodium is a proton pump inhibitor used to relieve symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease such as heartburn, acid regurgitation, and swallowing pain. This medicine works by blocking the production of stomach acid. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Rabeprazole Sodium?

The dosage of Rabeprazole Sodium prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Rabeprazole Sodium can be taken with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Rabeprazole Sodium?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Rabeprazole Sodium medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Rabeprazole Sodium?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Rabeprazole Sodium, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Rabeprazole Sodium?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Rabeprazole Sodium.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Rabeprazole Sodium, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Rabeprazole Sodium?

Like other medicines, Rabeprazole Sodium can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Rabeprazole Sodium are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Rabeprazole Sodium cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Rabeprazole Sodium develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Rabeprazole Sodium may cause side effects such as headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain, dry mouth, and dizziness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Rabeprazole Sodium.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Rabeprazole Sodium?

Is it possible for me to take Rabeprazole Sodium with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Rabeprazole Sodium?
What are the possible drug interactions of Rabeprazole Sodium?
How will Rabeprazole Sodium work in my body?
How should Rabeprazole Sodium be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Rabeprazole Sodium drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before taking Rabeprazole Sodium, inform your doctor if you have stomach ulcer caused by H. pylori bacteria. This medication should not be taken while you are breastfeeding. Also, if you are pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.

 

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