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Rabemac 20mg Tablet
Rabemac 20mg Tablet

Rabemac 20mg Tablet

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Rabeprazole(20.0 Mg)
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Antacid

Medical Description

Rabemac Tablet contains Rabeprazole. This medication reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Rabemac Tablet is used for relieving acidity and heartburn associated with conditions like the stomach and intestinal ulcers, acid reflux disease and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. It acts by blocking the action of micropumps in the stomach wall which is responsible for acid production. You should take this medicine preferably in the morning 30 minutes before meals. Patients with osteoporosis, diarrhoea, electrolyte imbalance and liver problems should use this medicine cautiously.
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Uses of Rabemac 20mg Tablet

  • For treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, duodenal ulcer & Zollinger Ellision syndrome.

Contraindications of Rabemac 20mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to Rabeprazole or any other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you are pregnant or think that you could be pregnant or breastfeeding.

Side effects of Rabemac 20mg Tablet

  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Gas
  • Constipation
  • Back pain
  • Weakness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Dizziness

Precautions and Warnings of Rabemac 20mg Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Rabemac Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
You should not take Rabemac Tablet during pregnancy as there is limited data regarding its safety. If you think you may be pregnant and happen to be taking this medicine, consult your doctor immediately.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Rabemac Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
You should not take Rabemac Tablet if you are breastfeeding as there is limited information related to its safe usage in lactating mothers. Your doctor will prescribe you safer alternatives.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Rabemac Tablet?
A:
This medicine usually does not interfere with the driving ability However there are chances of drowsiness and dizziness with Rabemac Tablet. Therefore, it is not advisable to drive or use heavy machinery if you feel drowsy or dizzy.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Rabemac Tablet?
A:
Drinking alcohol when you are taking Rabeprazole does not affect the way this medicine works. However, you must avoid drinking large quantities of alcohol as it is known to increase acidity and can make your stomach disease worse.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are experiencing symptoms like painful joints, skin rashes and tiredness.
  • You have stomach pain, indigestion, problems in swallowing and liver function problem.
  • You have a family history of stomach cancer.
  • You vomit food or blood or you are passing black stools.
  • You experience skin reaction and frequent diarrhoea after taking similar medicine.
  • You are supposed to undergo any blood test (Chromogranin A).
  • The long term treatment with this medicine may lead to a deficiency of vitamin B12 which can produce symptoms like pale skin, sore tongue, weakness, headache, disturbed vision and irritability.
  • The long term treatment of this medicine may also weaken your bones or may slightly increase the risk of fracture.
  • In some patients with ulcers, the course of this medicine may take 1 to 3 months. Do not stop the medicine on your own.
  • Rabemac Tablet is not recommended for use in children.

Mode of Action of Rabemac 20mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

  • In the body, specific cells in the stomach get stimulated and release acid after intake of food. In certain individuals, these pumps secrete an excess of acids and lead to acid-related stomach problems such as ulcers.
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  • Rabemac Tablet blocks the activity of these micropumps in the stomach walls known as proton pumps thus acid release in the stomach decreases and this helps in the healing of ulcers and improves symptoms such as acidity and heartburn.
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Directions for Use of Rabemac 20mg Tablet

Take Rabemac Tablet as a whole with a sufficient amount of water before meals preferably in the morning.

Interactions of Rabemac 20mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Concomitant use of Rabemac Tablet along with medicines used to treat HIV infections like Atazanavir, Nelfinavir, Rilpivirine or use of antacids should be avoided as rabeprazole may decrease the effectiveness of these medicines.
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  • There can be increased chances of getting side effects if you are taking a medicine containing Digoxin used to treat heart failure along with Omee Capsule, especially in elderly patients.
  • Concomitant use of anticoagulants like Warfarin can increase the risk of bleeding and ulcers.
  • Other medicines like Methotrexate and antifungals such as Ketoconazole or Itraconazole should be used cautiously, as it can alter the effects of the medicine.

Interactions with food items

Rabemac Tablet should not be taken with food or milk. You should take it 30 minutes before food. As food decreases the effectiveness of rabeprazole medicine.

Storage and disposal of Rabemac 20mg Tablet

  • Store Rabemac Tablet below 25°C, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
  • Keep the medicine away from children and pets.

Dosage of Rabemac 20mg Tablet

Overdose

The symptoms of overdose with Rabemac Tablet are similar to the side-effects in the body. So, if you have consumed a higher dose or think you may have taken too much of the medicine, do not panic and contact your doctor or visit the nearby hospital.
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Missed a Dose

Missing a dose of Rabemac Tablet may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What are the complications associated with the long term use of Rabemac Tablet?

A: The long term use of Rabemac Tablet can lead to liver function problem, imbalance in salt levels (magnesium, calcium and sodium) and B12 deficiency. So if you experience symptoms like yellow skin and eyes, loss of appetite, nausea, itching, dizziness, fits, headache, irritability, tiredness or pale skin, visit your doctor immediately. Your doctor may ask you to do regular blood tests.

Q: Why do I get B12 deficiency with Rabemac Tablet?

A: The absorption of vitamin B12 and vitamin B12 stores in the body can get affected by the long term use of Rabeprazole. Rabeprazole reduces the absorption of vitamin B12 from the stomach due to its stomach acid, reducing effects and can lead to vitamin B12 deficiency.

Q: Why should older people be cautious while using Rabemac Tablet Tablet?

A: Rabemac Tablet produces bone weakness and can increase the risk of getting fractures in elderly patients if taken in high doses for long term treatment.

Q: I have diarrhoea after taking Rabemac Tablet, what should I do?

A: Diarrhoea is a common side effect of Rabemac Tablet but sometimes can be serious.Rabemac Tabletreduces the gastric acid levels and can increase the bacterial count in the gut and can lead to infections. So consult your doctor immediately, in case of persistent diarrhoea. He will decide whether to continue this medicine or stop it after clinical examination.

Q: Can I take Rabemac Tablet empty stomach?

A: Yes, you can take Rabemac Tablet in an empty stomach. You should preferably take this medicine in the morning on an empty stomach for better stomach acid regulation throughout the day.

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Last Updated on: 06 Apr 2021 | 10:47 AM (IST)
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