Rabeprazole is generally known as an antiucler medicine that belongs to a class of medications called proton-pump inhibitors. Gastroesophageal reflux disease also known as GERD is one such disease that globally affects millions of people. It is caused when the digestive juices preset in the stomach gets flowed or leaked into esophagus which connects throat and stomach, hence causing burning sensation along with painfulness in chest region, to be precise behind sternum. In order to treat such diseases Rabeprazole is used. It not only relives burning sensation but also persistent cough, further damage to esophagus, and problem in swallowing food. Asacid Reflux and Ulcers are common esophagus and stomach problems that are treated by diminishing the amount of acid in the stomach using this medicine.
Zollinger-Ellison is a syndrome in which the stomach makes too much acid. Even in this case, Rabeprazole is used. In order to treat swelling in the lining of intestine and stomach, this medicine is used but in combination with other medicines like clarithromycin and amoxicillin, so as to get rid of the bacteria Helicobacter pylori that causes inflammation.
How to use this medicine?
Rabeprazole is a prescription medicine that treats gastrointestinal conditions. This medicine comes in the form of pill and is taken in by mouth. To treat most of the conditions, it is suggested to take one tablet in a day. In the case of Ulcer, take this tablet only after morning meal. When this medicine is combined with other medicines to get rid of H. pylori bacteria, take twice a day this medicine (after morning and evening meal) for seven days. For more details either refer the label of the medicine or the prescription given by the doctor. In case of doubt regarding this tablet do consult your doctor or the chemist. Take this medicine as directed. Do not consume more or less than it is prescribed or for a longer or less duration of time than the suggested one.
Listed below are some points to keep in mind while taking this medicine: