Raciper 20mg Tablet
By RANBAXY LABORATORIES (SUN PHARMA)
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Raciper 20mg Tab contains esomeprazole, which is a proton pump inhibitor belonging to the group of medicines which reduces the acid production in the stomach.
Uses of Raciper 20mg Tab
Raciper 20mg Tab uses are to treat stomach ulcer, gastritis, and to prevent cancer in the oesophagus.
Contraindications of Raciper 20mg Tab
- Allergic to it
- Allergic to medicines containing proton pump inhibitors such as pantoprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole and omeprazole
- Taking medicines used to treat HIV
- Have or are suspected of having stomach cancer
Side effects of Raciper 20mg Tab
Raciper 20mg Tab side effects are stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, headache, constipation or diarrhoea with flatulence, allergic reactions, skin rash. Some serious but rare side effects are blistering of skin and erosion of nose, mouth, lips and genitals (Steven Johnson Syndrome) and sensitivity to light.
Precautions and Warnings of Raciper 20mg Tab
Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
The safety of this drug during pregnancy is not known. Consult your doctor for more details.
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
There is insufficient medical data on the safety of this drug during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor for more details.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
This medication has negligible influence on the ability to drive. In case of any side effects such as drowsiness or blurred vision, avoid driving or the operation of tools and machines.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
There are no known interactions of this medication with alcohol. Consumption of alcoholic beverages in large quantity may result in acidity and heartburn, so avoid intake of alcoholic beverages in large quantity.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Take precaution and report to your doctor if you had stomach surgery, liver and kidney problems, if you are more than 55 years of age, and need to take this medication for a long-term.
Mode of Action of Raciper 20mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Raciper 20mg Tab composition inhibits the proton pump in the stomach, which is responsible for the secretion of acid in the stomach leading to the reduced levels of acid in the stomach.
Directions for Use of Raciper 20mg Tab
- This medication is for oral consumption only.
- Take this medication as and when prescribed by your doctor.
- Take this medication on an empty stomach.
- Swallow this medication whole with water.
- Do not chew, crush or break this medicine.
Interactions of Raciper 20mg Tab
Raciper 20mg Tab for stomach ulcer is reported to have interactions with medicines such as itraconazole, ketoconazole (used in the treatment of fungal infections) or erlotinib, methotrexate, etc., (used in the treatment of certain types of cancers) and with medicines to treat HIV such as nelfinavir, tenofovir, atazanavir, rilpivirine, etc.
Interactions with food items
There are no known interactions of this medicine with food.
Other general Interactions
- There are no known interactions of this medicine with other medical conditions.
Storage and disposal of Raciper 20mg Tab
- Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
- Do not use this medication post the expiration date mentioned on it.
- Do not store this medication at temperature exceeding 25°C.
- Store this medication in a closed container.
- Follow the medical waste management protocol for the disposal of this medication.
Dosage of Raciper 20mg Tab
Raciper 20mg Tab dosage should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Overdose may cause nausea, dryness of mouth, headache, drowsiness, etc. In case of overdosage, seek immediate medical attention.
Missed a Dose
In case of a missed dose, take this medication as soon as you remember it. Avoid the missed dose if it is time for the following dose. Do not compensate for it.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I tell my healthcare provider before starting Raciper 20mg Tab?
A: Report your complete medical history and any history of stomach cancer to your doctor. Inform about any history of HIV and liver/kidney problems.
Q: How long can I take Raciper 20mg Tab?
A: This medication generally takes about 5 days to a week for the onset of action. The duration of the course is dependent on the severity of the problem ranging from 1 month to 6 months or even longer.
Q: Can I take this medicine if I am galactose intolerant?
A: Do not take this medication if there is a rare hereditary problem of galactose intolerance. Consult your doctor for more details.
Q: Do I need to worry about Steven Johnson Syndrome as a side effect of this medicine?
A: Steven Johnson Syndrome is a side effect of very rare occurrence. Consult your doctor for more details.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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