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 123 60
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 55 37
General health 9 9
Hiatal hernia 7 9
Heartburn 5 4
Barrett's esophagus 4 1

Show all 33 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
3
Moderate
3
Mild
10
None
83

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rabeprazole

Side effect Patients
Constipation 1
Fluid retention in lower extremities 1
Headaches 1
Heartburn 1
Increased appetite 1
Indigestion 1

Show all 11 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Rabeprazole

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 13
20 mg twice daily 5
10 mcg daily 1
10 mg twice daily 1
40 mg daily 1
40 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Rabeprazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 18
Other 16
Did not seem to work 12
Expense 11
Change in health plan coverage 9
Side effects too severe 5
Course of treatment ended 4
Personal research 2
See all 69 patients who've stopped taking Rabeprazole

Duration

Currently taking Rabeprazole

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Rabeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 25
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 83
Usually 10
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 84
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 4
$50-99 4
$25-49 17
< $25 34
Not specified 37

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Rabeprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 5
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 3
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 3
Cimetidine (Tagamet) 1
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Rabeprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 3
Famotidine (Pepcid) 2
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 1
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 1
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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
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Twice daily

Aug 4, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for abdominal pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • 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 upset stomach)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stomach pain after eating)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stomach (gastric) ulcer pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for heartburn)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastric ulcer)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    Can't tell (for hiatal hernia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • 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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