Trade name: Ecopan
Strength: 20 mg
Active ingredient: Rabeprazole
Category: Proton pump inhibitor (PPIs)
Pregnancy category: Rabeprazole belongs to FDA pregnancy category B.
Uses: Ecopan 20 mg tablet is used to treat GERD, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, ulcers, H pylori infection.
How to use: Take Ecopan 20 mg tablet with or with out food with glass of water. Duration of treatment is depend on the condition to be treated. Generally for h.pylori infection it is given for one week and for other conditions like GERD, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome it is given for 1 to 2 months. Take the tablet as a whole. do not crush or chew.
Side Effects: Headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, gas, sore throat
Dosage: Adult dose for Duodenal Ulcer, Erosive Esophagitis, Gastric Ulcer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Helicobacter pylori Infection is 20 mg once daily after the morning meal. Adult dose for Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome is 60 mg orally once a day after morning meal.
Written by: : healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: January 20th, 2016
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