|| Rabeprazole Sodium
What is Rabicip-10?
Rabicip containing the active ingredient rabeprazole sodium is considered a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) type of medication. The medication works by decreasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach to help heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus. It can be used to treat heartburn, difficulty swallowing and a persistent cough caused by conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Some people may use the drug along with other medications to help prevent and treat gastric ulcers caused by infection with helicobacter pylori.
How is Rabicip-10 used?
Rabicip is usually taken orally 1 to 2 times per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a full glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. The tablets should be swallowed whole and not crushed, chewed or split as it may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.
Patients using Rabicip may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Flu like symptoms
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Irregular heartbeat
- Muscle spasms
- Mental or mood changes
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Rabicip-10 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.