What is Rabeprazole?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Rabeprazole is used for short-term treatment and maintenance of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); duodenal ulcers; long-term treatment of pathological hypersecretory conditions, including Zollinger-Ellison syndrome; H. pylori eradication.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Acid reflux 135 56
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 71 41
Hiatal hernia 22 9
Barrett's esophagus 14 1
General health 9 9
H. pylori 7 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 4
Moderate 3
Mild 10
None 86

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rabeprazole

Side effect Patients Percentage
Constipation 1
Headaches 1
Heartburn 1
Heart palpitations 1
Increased appetite 1
Indigestion 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Rabeprazole

Dosage Patients Percentage
20 mg daily 2
20 mg every other day 1

Why patients stopped taking Rabeprazole

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Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 18
Did not seem to work 17
Other 16
Expense 11
Change in health plan coverage 9
Side effects too severe 5
Course of treatment ended 4
Personal research 2
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Duration

Currently taking Rabeprazole

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Rabeprazole

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 25
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 7
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 86
Usually 10
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 88
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 3
$100-199 4
$50-99 5
$25-49 17
< $25 37
Not specified 37

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Rabeprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 6
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 5
Ranitidine (Ranitidine OTC) 3
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 2
Cimetidine (Tagamet) 1

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Patients stopped taking Rabeprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 4
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 2
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 2
Famotidine (Pepcid) 2
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 2

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12 patient evaluations for Rabeprazole

Dec 9, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Twice daily

Aug 4, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for abdominal pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 12, 2016 (Started Dec 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for acid reflux)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastric ulcer)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for heartburn)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastric ulcer pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stomach pain after eating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for upset stomach)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 30, 2012 (Started Dec 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastric ulcer)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 18, 2011 (Started Dec 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for acid reflux)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stopped working well for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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