Rabtac 20 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Sundyota Numandis Pharma Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Rabeprazole
Prescription vs OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Rabtac 20 MG Tablet is prescribed for the short-term (4-8 weeks) treatment of erosive esophagitis associated with gastroesophageal diseases (GERD). It is also helpful in treating peptic ulcers, acid reflux, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

This proton-pump inhibitor reduces the amount of naturally occurring acid in the stomach. It helps by preventing esophagus being damaged by the acids and treating peptic ulcers in the digestive system.

The tablet also helps in the treatment of stomach ulcers caused by the bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. It is important that you stick to the dosage prescribed by the doctor to avoid any serious side effects. When taking the tablet, make sure that you do not miss a dose.

Some of the side effects of this drug are joint pain, dizziness, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and headache. Other serious side effects include anxiety, irregular heartbeat, severe diarrhea, seizures, muscle spasms, tremors, and lupus or kidney damage. If you experience any of it, consult a doctor immediately.

There has been no experience with large overdoses with Rabtac 20 MG Tablet. Seven reports of accidental overdosage with rabeprazole have been received. The maximum reported overdose was 80 mg.

There were no clinical signs of symptoms associated with any reported overdose. Patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome have been treated with up to 120 mg/day. No specific antidote for rabeprazole is known. The single oral dose of 2000 mg/kg was not lethal to dogs.

Patient must swallow whole Rabtac 20 MG Tablet- do not crush, chew, or split tablet; take before eating.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.

This medicine is used for the treatment of conditions like:

  • Erosive Esophagitis

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

  • Helicobacter Pylori Infection

  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

  • Other Forms Of Ulcers

  • Allergy

    Rabtac 20 MG Tablet is not advised for use if you have a known history of allergy to it.

This medication is known to cause fewer side effects like:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect lasts for an average duration of about 24 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed after 1-2 hours of administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women owing to the risk of abnormalities in the fetus.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women owing to the risk of adverse effects on the baby.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    No relevant data available.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    No relevant data available.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Caution must be taken in consuming alcohol while taking this medication.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    This fact is not known, whether this medicine will affect the ability of driving of the patient. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Rabtac 20 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Some overdosages could lead to Lactic Acidosis which requires immediate medical intervention.
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This medication is a proton pump inhibitor drug and binds to H+/K+-exchanging ATPase in gastric parietal cells, resulting in blockage of acid secretion.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Avoid using alcohol while taking this medicine. Symptoms such as prolonged weakness and muscle pain, lack of sleep, breathing difficulties after alcohol intake should be reported to the doctor immediately.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Do not use Rabtac 20 MG Tablet in combination with Ketoconazole, Phenytoin, Warfarin, Nelfinavir and Digoxin.
  • Interaction with Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Those who suffer from liver disease, Osteoporosis and magnesium level imbalance must tell their doctor before using Rabtac 20 MG Tablet.

Ques: What is Rabtac 20 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication is prescribed for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders like gastroesophageal diseases or GERD, peptic ulcers, acid reflux, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Ques: How long do I need to use Rabtac 20 MG Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Rabtac 20 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Rabtac 20 MG Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken prior to the meal, approximately 30 minutes before it, in the prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Rabtac 20 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.

Ques: What are the effects of Rabtac 20 MG Tablet older adults?

Ans: Proton pump inhibitors (such as Rabtac 20 MG Tablet) may increase the risk for bone fractures, especially with longer use, higher doses in older adults. Consult your doctor about ways to prevent bone loss/fracture.

Ques: Can I take this medicine along with other medications to improve the clinical symptoms?

Ans: Yes, if needed, antacids may be taken along with this medication. If you are taking sucralfate, take Rabtac 20 MG Tablet at least 30 minutes before sucralfate. These two can alleviate the clinical symptoms of the disease.

Ques: Is it safe to use Rabtac 20 MG Tablet for a long period of time?

Ans: It is advised to use this drug for the duration advised by your doctor.

Ques: Does Rabtac 20 MG Tablet cause bone problems?

Ans: Yes, long term use of this drug can cause thinning of bones, which is called osteoporosis.

Ques: Can I take Rabtac 20 MG Tablet with vitamin D?

Ans: Yes, vitamin D can be taken along with this drug. It is generally advised to be taken as a supplement with this drug as the long term use of Rabtac 20 MG Tablet decreases the absorption of calcium and may lead to calcium deficiency.
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