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Rabeprazole+Domperidone

Molecule Description

Rabeprazole+Domperidone is used for the treatment of gastrointestinal reflux dis...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
uses

Uses of Rabeprazole+Domperidone

Rabeprazole+Domperidone is used to treat gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD).
contraindications

Contraindications of Rabeprazole+Domperidone

When should one not use Rabeprazole+Domperidone

  • If you are allergic to Rabeprazole+Domperidone.
  • If you have problems with your heart, liver or kidney.
  • If you are suffering from bleeding in the digestive system.
  • If you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • If you have any tumour of the pituitary gland (Prolactin pituitary tumours).
  • If you are taking any medications that may affect the contraction of the heart muscle (QT prolongation).
sideEffects

Side effects of Rabeprazole+Domperidone

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dry mouth
  • Weakness
  • Skin rash
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Rabeprazole+Domperidone

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Rabeprazole+Domperidone during pregnancy?
A:
It is not advised to take Rabeprazole+Domperidone during pregnancy until it is considered essential by the doctor and potential risks justify the benefits.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Rabeprazole+Domperidone while breastfeeding?
A:
Rabeprazole+Domperidone passes in the breastmilk in a small amount. Your doctor may prescribe you this medicine while you are breastfeeding, only if it is necessary. Inform your doctor if you are a nursing mother.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Rabeprazole+Domperidone?
A:
Rabeprazole+Domperidone may cause sleepiness, thus you need to be cautious while driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Rabeprazole+Domperidone?
A:
Avoid consuming alcohol with Rabeprazole+Domperidone, as it may worsen the side effects.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from any heart (associated symptoms like palpitations, difficulty in breathing, unconsciousness), liver or kidney disease.
  • You have a stomach tumour.
  • You have a history of fractures or have osteoporosis or are taking steroids.
  • You develop watery/black stools or fever after taking this medicine.
  • You have low levels of vitamin B12.
  • Your blood magnesium levels may drop if you are taking Rabeprazole+Domperidone for more than three months. Your doctor may perform regular tests.
  • You develop skin lesions, especially in the sun-exposed area, after taking this medicine.
  • You are taking medicines to treat HIV.
  • Taking Rabeprazole+Domperidone for more than one year may increase the chances of developing bone fractures.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Rabeprazole+Domperidone

How Does It Work?

  • A pump called the proton pump in the stomach is responsible for the secretion of stomach acids. Rabeprazole binds to this proton pump in stomach cells, thus blocking acid secretion.
  • Domperidone increases the motility of the stomach and intestines so that acid does not reflux back into the food pipe.
interactions

Interactions of Rabeprazole+Domperidone

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Rabeprazole+Domperidone works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicine to treat your heart problems, mental health problems, fungal or bacterial infections or are taking blood thinners.
  • Rilpivirine should not be used along with this medicine.
  • Medicines like disopyramide, amiodarone, medicines to treat psychiatric problems like haloperidol, Citalopram, antibiotics like erythromycin, levofloxacin, azithromycin, antifungals like Pentamidine, ...
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dosage

Dosage of Rabeprazole+Domperidone

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include drowsiness, confusion, mood disorders, altered consciousness. Seek urgent medical help if you suspect an overdose.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed any dose of Rabeprazole+Domperidone, then take it as soon as you remember. If it is already time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule....
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Rabeprazole+Domperidone a steroid?

A: No, Rabeprazole+Domperidone is not a steroid. It is an anti-reflux medicine.

Q: In which all dosage forms is Rabeprazole+Domperidone available?

A: Rabeprazole+Domperidone is available in the form of tablet, capsule.
Last Updated on: 26 Oct 2021 | 10:06 PM (IST)

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