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Revised: 7/2011

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
RABEPRAZOLE Na Tablets 20mg "MEIJI"
 Active ingredient:
Rabeprazole sodium
 Dosage form:
pale yellow tablet, diameter: 7.3 mm, thickness: 3.7 mm
 Print on wrapping:
MS008

Effects of this medicine

This medicine inhibits the mechanism of gastric acid secretion in gastric mucosal cells to suppress acid secretion in the stomach, thereby rapidly heals ulcers of the stomach or duodenum and relieves pain and heartburn associated with reflux esophagitis.
It is usually used to treat gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, anastomotic ulcer, reflux esophagitis and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have liver disorder.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • Gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, anastomotic ulcer and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: In general, for adults, take 10 mg at a time, once a day. The dosage may be increased to 20 mg at a time, once a day, according to the symptoms. Duration of taking this medicine is up to 8 weeks for gastric ulcer and anastomotic ulcer; 6 weeks for duodenal ulcer.
    Reflux esophagitis: In general, for adults, take 10 mg of the active ingredient at a time, once a day. The dosage may be increased to 20 mg at a time, once a day, according to the symptoms. Duration of taking this medicine is up to 8 weeks. When proton pomp inhibitor treatment is ineffective, take 10 mg or 20 mg at a time, twice a day for further 8 weeks. However, a dose of 20 mg at a time, twice a day is only used in patients with severe mucosa injury.
    This preparation contains 20 mg of the active ingredient in a tablet. In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • Swallow the tablet without chewing or crushing.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, hives, itching, constipation and diarrhea. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • respiratory distress, hives, dizziness [shock, anaphylactoid symptoms]
  • nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and the white of eyes [fulminant hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • fever, dry cough, respiratory distress [interstitial pneumonia]
  • fever, widespread red rash, erosion in the eyes/mouth/genitalia [toxic epidermal necrolysis, muco-cutaneo-ocular syndrome, erythema multiform]
  • muscle pain, lassitude, reddish brown urine [rhabdomyolysis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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