What is Rebagen (Rebamipide) used for?
Rebagen (Rebamipide) is an oral amino acid derivative prescribed to treat and prevent the formation of ulcers. The medication increases mucosal defence within the stomach to protect the lining of the stomach against excess acid production which may cause ulcers. This action may also make it useful for treating Behcet`s disease. Your doctor may prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Rebagen (Rebamipide)?
Rebagen (Rebamipide) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally applied once or twice each day, but your particular instructions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed whole and unaltered with a large glass of water. They may be taken with or without food, but a meal is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Never split or crush the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Rebagen (Rebamipide)?
Rebagen (Rebamipide) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms being especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, severe skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Consult your doctor before using Rebagen (Rebamipide) to make sure you do not have any health conditions that may cause unexpected problems during treatment. These may require special adjustments to your treatment to prevent potential complications from occurring.
Strictly use Rebagen (Rebamipide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Rebagen (Rebamipide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.