Profast is a medicine that reduces the amount of acid produced in your stomach. It is used for treating acid-related diseases of the stomach and intesti... View More
Uses of Profast
Side effects of Profast
How to use Profast
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Profast is to be taken emp... View More
How Profast works
Profast is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and h... View More
What if you forget to take Profast?
If you miss a dose of Profast, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your r... View More
Peptic ulcer disease, H. pylori infection, Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, Paediatric GERD
Administer with or without meals
Oral Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease Adult: 20 mg daily for 4-8 wk. Maintenance: 10 or 20 mg/day. All doses to be taken once in the morning. Zoll... View More
Delayed-release capsule (sprinkles) <1 year: Safety and efficacy not established 1-11 years (<15 kg): 5 mg PO qDay 30 minutes before a meal, for up to... View More
Renal impairment: No dosage adjustment needed.
Rabeprazole is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to Rabeprazole, other PPIs or to any component of the formulation.
Mode of Action
Rabeprazole is a PPI that suppresses gastric acid secretion by inhibiting H+/K+ ATPase at the secretory surface of the gastric parietal cell.
Gastric malignancy should be ruled out. Severe hepatic impairment. Pregnancy and lactation. Monitoring Parameters Monitor Mg levels prior to initiation ... View More
1-10% Headache (2-10%),Constipation (2%),Diarrhea (2-5%),Flatulence (3%),Pain (3%),Pharyngitis (3%),Abdominal pain (4%) <1% Agitation,Agranulocytos... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Risk Summary There are no available human data in pregnant women to inform drug associated risk; background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage... View More
May decrease serum concentration of ketoconazole, itraconazole and clopidogrel. Increased risk of hypomagnesaemia w/ diuretics and digoxin. May increase... View More
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