Why do I need this medicine?
Rabeprazole is a gastric medicine.
It is used to treat conditions caused by excessive acidity in your stomach, such as ulcers in the stomach or duodenum (upper portion of the small intestine), reflux disease (also known as “heartburn”, in which food or acid from your stomach backs up into your mouth, leaving a sour or bitter taste) and hypersecretory conditions such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (a condition in which a growth in the pancreas or duodenum or both secretes too much acid).
Rabeprazole treats these conditions by reducing the amount of acid your stomach makes.
Rabeprazole may also be used together with other medicines to treat a specific type of gastric problem caused by the Helicobacter pylori bacteria.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Rabeprazole exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
You may take Rabeprazole with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole; do not chew, crush or split the tablet. Try to take it at the same time each day.
You may need to take Rabeprazole for some time before the full benefits can be felt. Continue to take it even when you feel better and do not stop taking it unless advised by your doctor to do so.