Razo 20 is a prescription medication for the treatment of ulcers in the stomach, GERD and acidity disorders. It gives relief by reducing the acid levels in the stomach.
Manufactured and marketed in India by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited, it contains Rabeprazole 20 mg.
Razo 20mg Tablet is used for the treatment of stomach ulcers, acidity, heartburn and GERD.
It is also used for treatment of Erosive Esophagitis caused by chronic or untreated acidity, Helicobacter pylori Infection in combination with other drugs and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, where excessive acid is produced in the stomach because of tumors in the small intestine.
This medication has to be taken in the dose and duration advised by Doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.
Razo 20 is mostly well tolerated. Side effects include nausea & vomiting, stomach upsets, severe stomach pain, constipation, flatulence, severe dizziness, short-ness of breadth, allergic reactions, altered sense of taste, anorexia and skin rashes. Consult your Doctor immediately if such side effects appear or persist.
As with most medications your Doctor is the best judge to decide on the dosage of Razo 20 mg tablets. It is generally prescribed as once a day dosage.
Your Doctor mostly advises you to take this medication at a fixed time. A missed dose is to be taken immediately but if the time for the next dose is near, a dosage has to be avoided. Dose is not to be doubled.
The molecular formula of Isoxsuprine is C18H20N3NaO3S and its molecular weight is 381.426 g/mol
Razo 20mg Tablet is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. It interferes with the final step of acid release in the stomach and prevents the acid from being released. Thus, acidity in the stomach is decreased and the ulcer healing process is enhanced.
The effect of this medicine can be observed in an hour of administration. However, taking this medicine after food might delay the onset of action. The effect lasts, on an average, close to twenty-four hours after administration. Hence once a day dosage mainly suffices.
Your Doctor has to be informed if you have osteoporosis or are a heart patient.
The substitutes for Razo 20 and their manufacturers are noted below –
Interaction with certain drugs can be life threatening. Extreme caution is recommended.
Ans: No. Extreme caution is required while using the product.
Ans: No. It is a proton pump inhibitor.
Ans: Antacids like aluminum hydroxide, magnesium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate can be taken on the advice of a Doctor.
Ans: Sometimes yes. It is a rarely reported side effect.
Ans: Yes. A combination of the two drugs is also available. Domperidone increases motility of the intestines while Rabeprazole decreases acid secretion, making the combination very effective.
Ans: It is not reported to cause high blood pressure.
Ans: This is a common side effect seen on patients on Razo 20. Lifestyle changes, consuming plenty of fluids and a high fibre diet helps.
Ans: Yes. It takes a little time for Razo 20 to come to full effect. Ranitidine helps in the interim period.
Ans: Cost depends mainly on two factors – dosage and duration. However by normal standards the therapy is not expensive. The exact per tablet price can be had from the packaging box.
Ans: Yes, both the drugs can be taken with Razo 20. Rabeprazole is used to neutralize NSAID induced acidity, gastritis and ulcers.
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