Each ZOLPPI 20 tablet contains rabeprazole 20mg.
ZOLPPI 20 is the brand name for the powerful anti-ulcerant agent, rabeprazole. This drug works by suppressing the production of gastric acid in the stomach and therefore, rabeprazole is extremely useful in treating conditions, wherein there is uncontrollable acid production such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and other acid reflux issues.
Rabeprazole belongs to the class of substituted benzimidazoles and works exactly like other proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Once administered, rabeprazole is absorbed by the parietal cells; it needs an acidic environment to get activated. Once activated, this drug binds to the H+/ K+ ATPase system present on the parietal cells and prevents the inward movement of H+ ions into the stomach and inhibits the gastric acid production.
As directed by the physician
ZOLPPI 20 tablets are contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity towards rabeprazole and other substituted benzimidazoles. This medicine is also contraindicated in patients with liver disorders, low levels of magnesium in the blood, Clostridium difficile infections and interstitial nephritis.
Adverse effects of this medicine include dizziness, uneven heart rate, jerking muscle movements, diarrhea, bloody stools, muscle cramps, weakness, headache, insomnia and upset stomach.
There are no sufficient and well-controlled studies when it comes to rabeprazole administration in pregnant women and nursing mothers. Therefore, if you are pregnant or nursing, discuss with your doctor about your condition before taking this medicine.
ZOLPPI 20 tablets are available in 10X10’s Alu Alu packing.
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