Rabeprazole 20 Mg Injection is an effective treatment for duodenal ulcers, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), erosive oesophagitis, peptic ulcer disease, etc. In addition, this medicine is effective in indigestion, peptic ulcer disease, indigestion. Also, it treats other stomach-related conditions associated with excessive acid production. This medicine contains Rabeprazole 20 Mg, a proton pump inhibitor (PPI).
Mechanism of Action:-
Rabeprazole Sodium functions by blocking the final step of gastric acid secretion and suppressing gastric acid secretion by inhibiting the gastric H+/K+ATPase. To simplify, it inhibits the action of an enzyme called gastric proton pump. It is responsible for acid production. Thereby, it helps in reducing the acid amount produced, heals the ulcers, and prevents new ulcer formation.
One should take Rabeprazole 20 Mg Injection at least 30 minutes prior to food/meal/snacks. In addition, do no self-administration this injection. Your doctor/nurse will give you this injection. To know more deets about this injection, you can confer with your healthcare provider.
Precautions for Rabeprazole 20 Mg Injection
Rabeprazole I.V. is an alternative treatment for whom oral administration of Rabeprazole is not clinically appropriate. As soon as oral therapy is possible, the use of Rabeprazole I.V. should be discontinued. In general, the dose and duration of the treatment determine the medic looking at the age, tolerance, gender, etc. One should not take more or less out of this mediation. All above, an individual patient should consider following the below-listed points.
Measures for Rabeprazole 20 Mg Injection –
- Caution should be exercised while administering this medicine to a nursing mother.
- In the event of overdosage, inform your doctor immediately or seek medical help in an emergency. No antidote for Rabeprazole Sodium is known.
- Use the lowest and shortest duration of PPI therapy. Several studies suggest that PPI may be associated with an increased risk for osteoporosis-related fractures of the wrist, hip, or spine.
- Due to the lack of adequate or well-controlled studies, it is unknown whether Rabeprazole 20 Mg Injection is safe or not in pregnant women. However, it should be used in pregnancy if clearly needed and after consulting with the doctor.
- Store Rabeprazole 20 Mg Injection at a temperature below 25°C and protect it from light. Also, you can read the label carefully for storage directions.
One should use this medicine with the above points in mind to be on the safe side. In addition, stay in touch with the doctor. Also, let the physician know how this medicine affects you.
Undesirable Adverse Reactions
While using Rabeprazole 20 Mg Injection, one may experience mild to moderate side effects. Those side effects are temporary, in general. The ADRs fade away once the body adjusts to the medication. However, if you see any persistent problems or serious side effects, must inform your doctor.
- Constipation, etc.
Therefore, the above are the adverse reactions seen in controlled clinical trials. However, if any symptoms make you feel worried, check with your healthcare provider.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the use of Rabeprazole 20 Mg Injection?
A. Rabeprazole 20 Mg Injection is effective in treating acid-related diseases, such as acid reflux, peptic ulcer disease, indigestion, and other stomach conditions.
Q. When is the best time to take this injection?
A. One can take Rabeprazole 20 Mg Injection before or after food, preferably before food or as prescribed. If you forget to take any dose, take it ASAP. However, do not double the dosage.
Q. Is Rabeprazole Sodium good for gastritis?
A. Yes, Rabeprazole 20 Mg is effective in treating peptic ulcers, reflux oesophagitis, and chronic Gastritis.
Q. When does Rabeprazole Injection start to work?
A. Rabeprazole Sodium’s anti-secretory effect starts within one hour after administration.