I have been on Rabeprazole EC for a few years for GERD and was wondering why lately the drugstore has changed it from Novo to Teva and now PMS.
"Novo", "Teva", "PMS" are just different brands (by different manufacturers) of rabeprazole. Therapeutically they should all be the same, delivering the stated amount of rabeprazole.
Rabeprazole is in a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. Rabeprazole decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Rabeprazole is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Rabeprazole is also used to promote healing of erosive esophagitis (damage to your esophagus caused by stomach acid).
Rabeprazole may also be given with an antibiotic to prevent gastric ulcer caused by infection with helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).
- Rabeprazole Information for Consumers
- Rabeprazole Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Rabeprazole (detailed)
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