C-RAB LS Capsule MANUFACTURER/ MARKETER C Pharmaceuticals SALT COMPOSITION Levosulpiride (75mg) + Rabeprazole (20mg) STORAGE Store below 30°C
C-RAB LS Capsule is a prescription medicine which is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux), intestinal ulcers, and irritable bowel syndrome. It reduces excess acid production in the stomach and prevents the reflux of stomach acid into the food pipe.
C-RAB LS Capsule is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.
The most common side effects are nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, flatulence, constipation, headache, weakness, and flu-like symptoms. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.
Lifestyle modifications like having fiber-rich diet, avoiding foods that trigger your symptoms, increasing fluid intake and regular exercise can help you to get better results. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Uses of C-RAB LS Capsule
Description of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic disease. It is a severe form of acid reflux. When you have frequent episodes of acid reflux (more than twice a week) it may be a sign of GERD. The backflow of the acid irritates the food pipe lining and may cause inflammation. You may experience frequent regurgitation and heartburn, usually after eating. You may experience sensation of a lump in your throat and have difficulty swallowing.
Description of Irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome is a common ailment that affects the large intestine that leads to abdominal pain, cramps, and other symptoms. It is well known as, spastic colon, spastic colitis, and mucous colitis.
Causes and Risk Factors
The exact cause of the disease is not known. The intestines, which normally are lined with a thin layer of muscle, contract, and relax throughout its intestinal tract up to the rectum. The contractions in the syndrome are stronger and lasting longer than normal. This may lead to bloating and sometimes, diarrhea. Common triggers are: 1. Acidity 2. Certain medications 3. Stress 4. Food: Intake of certain foods such as chocolate, milk, and alcohol may cause constipation and diarrhea. 5. Carbonated beverages, fruits, and vegetables 6. Irregulated hormone levels Risk factors include: 1. Age: The irritable bowel syndrome usually appears before the age of 35 years. 2. Condition is more common in women. 3. People with a family history
Signs and Symptoms
The symptoms range from mild to severe. Most of the time symptoms are mild. Common symptoms are: 1. Abdominal pain 2. Diarrhea 3. Constipation 4. Gas 5. Fullness 6. Frequent loose, watery stools 7. Urgent need to have a bowel movement 8. Hard time passing the stools as well as fewer bowel movements. People with the syndrome may have poor appetite.
Apart from medical history of the patient, the following investigations may be advised: 1. Blood tests may be done to see if they have celiac disease (sensitivity to wheat protein). 2. Stool culture 3. Colonoscopy may be carried out in some patients. A small tube may be inserted through the anus to examine the colon. 4. Flexible sigmoidoscopy: This test examines the lower part of the colon with a sigmoidoscope. 5. Computerized tomography scan: The scan produces cross sectional x-ray images of the internal organs. 6. Lactose intolerance test
Complications and When Should You See a Doctor
The diarrhea and constipation may cause hemorrhoids. The impact of the irritable bowel syndrome may make it difficult to keep up plans and to enjoy a healthy sex life. Sometimes, it can lead to depression and anxiety.
Benefits of Rab LS Capsule
In Treatment of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic (long-term) condition in which there is an excess production of acid in the stomach. C-RAB LS Capsule reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes and relieves the pain associated with heartburn and acid reflux. You should take it exactly as it is prescribed for it to be effective. Some simple lifestyle changes can help reduce the symptoms of GERD. Think about what foods trigger heartburn and try to avoid them; eat smaller, more frequent meals; try to lose weight if you are overweight and try to find ways to relax. Do not eat within 3-4 hours of going to bed.
Side effects of Rab LS Capsule
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of C-RAB LS
How to use C-RAB LS Capsule
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.C-RAB LS Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.
How C-RAB LS Capsule works
C-RAB LS Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Levosulpiride and Rabeprazole. Levosulpiride is a prokinetic which works by increasing the release of acetylcholine (a chemical messenger). This increases the movement of stomach and intestines, and prevents reflux (acid going up to the food pipe). Rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in the relief of acid-related indigestion and ulcers.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with C-RAB LS Capsule.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
C-RAB LS Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of C-RAB LS Capsule during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
C-RAB LS Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of C-RAB LS Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor. However, limited data suggest a cautious use of this medicine in these patients.
C-RAB LS Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of C-RAB LS Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you forget to take C-RAB LS Capsule?
If you miss a dose of C-RAB LS Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.