Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) – also known as acid reflux. In this disease, stomach contents come back up into the esophagus. This leads to a complication like esophagitis. The cause of GERD is complex. It may damage the lining of the esophagus.
Rabeprazole sodium to reduce stomach acid and treats GERD, duodenal ulcers.
How does Rabeprazole sodium work?
Rabeprazole belongs to the class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). The drug acts by permanently inhibiting the proton pumps in the stomach. They are anti – secretary compounds. The drug selectively and permanently binds to and inhibits the H+, K+, and ATPase enzyme. This inhibits gastric acid secretion. It blocks the final step of gastric acid secretion. Low secretion of gastric acid help to heal symptoms of heartburn and other related problems.
How to Take Rabeprazole Sodium?
Rabeprazole sodium is available in the form of pills. The strength is 10 mg and 20 mg. The dose depends on age and condition that is treated. The length of treatment is different for different patients. The action starts within an hour. Take it 30 minutes before your first meal or breakfast.
Usual dose – 20 mg one time in a day.
Maximum dose – 40 mg in a day for 4 to 8 weeks.
What are the uses of Rabeprazole sodium?
Rabeprazole sodium is helpful to treat following conditions.
What are the precautions in taking Rabeprazole sodium?
Discuss with your doctor about certain conditions. Inform him if you are/have
Cost of Rabeprazole sodium (Generic and Brand)
Generic medicines are cheaper and very same as the brand ones. They don’t include expenditures like research and development. Other costs like packaging, pricing, and advertising too increase the price of the drug. Above drug is a cheap drug with the same effect as the brand ones.
Cost of Generic Rabeprazole sodium.
Cost of brand Aciphex.