Also Known As: Rabeprazole, Aciphex
Rabeprazole is an antiulcer drug in the class of proton pump inhibitors. It was developed by Eisai Co. and is marketed by Janssen-Cilag as rabeprazole sodium under the brand names AcipHex (English pronunciation: /ËˆÃ¦sÉ¨fÉ›ks/, referring to pH) in the US and Pariet in Britain, Italy, Greece, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, and Russia. It is sold as RAZO in India (Dr. Reddy's: Farhaad)
Short-term treatment in healing and symptomatic relief of duodenal ulcers and erosive or ulcerative gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); maintaining healing and reducing relapse rates of heartburn symptoms in patients with GERD; treatment of daytime and nighttime heartburn and other symptoms associated with GERD; long-term treatment of pathological hypersecretory conditions, including Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and in combination with amoxicillin and clarithromycin to eradicate Helicobacter pylori.
- Gastric ulcer(GU)
- Peptic ulcer disease (PUD)
- Maintenance of healing of erosive or ulcerative GERD
- Healing of erosive and ulcerative GERD
- Healing of duodenal ulcers.
- Treatment of symptomatic GERD
- Treatment of pathological hypersecretory conditions (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome)
- Helicobacter pylori eradication to reduce risk of duodenal ulcer recurrence