|(ra BE pray
Gastric Acid Secretion Inhibitor|
|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to rabeprazole or any other part of the
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine is used for the treatment of ulcers of the small
intestine, healing and maintenance treatment of the esophagus (swallowing pipe)
in gastroesophageal reflux disease, and long-term treatment of situations where
the stomach is producing large amounts of acid, including Zollinger-Ellison
|How does it work?|
- Rabeprazole decreases stomach acid
|How is it best taken?|
- Take with or without food. Take with food if this medicine causes an
- Swallow whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.
- Take at a similar time
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not take a double dose or extra
|What are the precautions when taking this
- Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor). Can worsen symptoms
of condition being treated.
- Avoid caffeine (for example, tea, coffee, cola) and chocolate intake.
Can worsen symptoms of condition being treated.
- Ask healthcare provider about use of aspirin, aspirin-containing
products, ibuprofen or like products, other blood thinners (warfarin,
ticlopidine, clopidogrel), garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, vitamin E.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make
sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling
about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of
face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
- Do not use if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Headache. Mild pain medicine may
|What should I monitor?|
- Follow up with healthcare
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Blood in the stool or toilet bowl, vomiting blood, or coughing up
- Passing out, fainting, dizziness, or lightheadedness.
- Severe diarrhea.
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store in a tight container at room temperature. Protect from
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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