A plate of crispy- spicy potato wedges tossed with peri-peri seasoning and a large chicken stuffed burger with lots of molten cheese served with a giant mug of aerated drink or how about a large sized pan fried barbeque chicken pizza seasoned with mixed herbs and extra cheese along with mayonnaise and tomato ketchup?

Sounds like an extravagant junk meal right?

But with such treats there are high chances of developing fortuitous stomach abnormalities. These ailments can be dislodged by consuming a class of drugs called ‘Proton Pump Inhibitors.’ Example-Rabeprazole can come in rescue.

Rabeprazole also recognized as ‘Aciphex’ (brand name) is categorically an Oral dosage form. It trickles the levels of acid secreted by the stomach and provides relief. Rabeprazole is found in tablet or capsule forms which are delayed release oral dosage forms. Thus, it enshrines for curing several gastrointestinal conditions. Regular body check-ups one can monitor the functioning of his or her body and can decrease the chances of getting affected by severe diseases. Therefore, seek a doctor whenever you find something wrong going on in your body.


Rabeprazole is used to treat various conditions such as:

1)Treatment of GERD

‘Gastroesophageal reflux disease’ or GERD is a medical condition in which the acid produced in the stomach irritates the Esophageal passage (food pipe). You must be wondering how does the reflux or the flow back takes place?

During your regular digestive process the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) opens up to allow the movement of food particles from the Esophagus whereas in case of GERD the Lower Esophageal Sphincter becomes a bit weak and relaxes. Due to such an activity the content present inside flows up through the Esophagus.

This regurgitation can be treated by consuming Rabeprazole . Rabeprazole will suppress the exuberance of acid secretion by the stomach which will lead to the betterment of the body.

2)Promotes relief from heartburn

Sometimes consumption of your favorite spicy food, alcoholic beverages, overeating can lead to burning sensation in the upper-thoracic and mid- thoracic regions. This condition is called as Heartburn.

For curing heartburn a tablet or capsule of Rabeprazole can promote relief to your Thoracic cavity. It can decrease the amount of acids in the stomach and effectively provide relief from burning sensation, sour taste in the mouth and frequent burping.

3)Cures Duodenal Ulcers

“Health is the greatest possession” ~Lao Tzu

A healthy body and mind are responsible for greater productivity. But due to various reasons people these days are likely to develop a lot of diseases. Duodenal ulcer is a condition where the thick mucosal layer inside the Duodenum of small intestine gets severely affected due to bacterial infections, medications and others leading to the sores. These sores or ulcers can lead to irritation and erosion in the stomach and small intestine.

In order to treat such a condition Rabeprazole can be used in combination with two antibiotics. Examples can be Amoxicillin and Clarithromycin. Using ‘Rabeprazole’ with combination therapy can ramp up the goodness within the body.

4)Treatment of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome is a medical condition where tumors start developing inside the stomach leading hyperacid secretion and peptic ulcers. It occurs due to a neuroendocrine tumor called Gastrinoma. Gastrinoma produces a hormone called ‘Gastrin’ which is the main causative reason of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome.

Rabeprazole is used as a reliable medication in the treatment of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. Being a Proton Pump inhibitor, it inhibits the excessive acid production. Thus, providing relief during Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome.

Rabeprazole might show some mild side-effects like headache, abdominal pain, sore throat, constipation, diarrhea etc. These side effects get vanished within few days of consumption. If they do not wipe out and worsen the overall health condition of the consumer then do not hesitate for seeking professional aid.

Next time, when you grab a large sized burger with one or more spiced up patties of pan fried chicken and potatoes combined with your favorite mug of aerated drink make sure that you have Rabeprazole with you for sustaining the aftermath. Anyway it’s never too late to rely on a bowl of fresh colorful veggies and fruits.

Thanks for reading!

~Priyanka Padhi

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