Greenrab 20mg Tablet

Introduction to Greenrab 20mg Tablet

This medicine reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

  • It helps to treat diseases caused by acid in the intestine and stomach such as Peptic ulcer disease, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and acid reflux.
  • It promotes healing by relieving symptoms.

How Greenrab 20mg Tablet Works?

It inhibits the proton pump in the stomach lining. Due to this, the production of stomach acid decreases and it gets relieved from peptic ulcers and esophagitis (swelling in the stomach).

How To Use Greenrab 20mg Tablet

  • Take the medicine one hour before having your first meal.
  • Follow the dose strictly given by the doctor as it will be prescribed as per your condition.
  • Take the medicine consistently each day following the healthcare professional's advise.
  • Do not stop taking it even if you feel better until your doctor tells you to do so.
  • You can improvise your symptoms by eating smaller meals more frequenlty.

Special Precautions About Greenrab 20mg Tablet

  • Avoid drinking caffienated beverages like coffee and tea. Do not eat fatty and spicy foods.
  • Do not use this drug for extended duration as it may pose the risk of bone fractures.
  • Taking the medicine for 3 months regularly may develop the symptoms of hypomagnesemia (low levels of magnesium in blood) which may lead to confusion, tiredness, muscle twitches, dizziness, and irregular heartbeat.

Benefits Of Greenrab 20mg Tablet

  • It relieves heartburn and acid reflux by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
  • Relief from gastric ulcer caused by NSAIDS.
  • Treat intestinal and stomach ulcer.
  • Treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Side Effects Of Greenrab 20mg Tablet

  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain

What If I Missed A Dose Of Greenrab 20mg Tablet

If any person misses a dose, they should take it as soon as they remember.

Do not double the dose to catch up on missed doses (skip the missed dose, if it is almost time for the next dose). 


 

FAQS

Greenrab 20mg Tablet

Q. Is it safe to use Greenrab for a long period of time?

Greenrab should be used for as long as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Greenrab is usually considered to be safe when taken in the recommended dose and duration. If Greenrab is used for more than 3 months, certain long term side effects may be seen. The most important of these is low magnesium levels in your blood which may make you feel tired, confused, dizzy, shaky or dizzy. You may also have muscle twitches or irregular heartbeat. If the use is further prolonged for more than a year, you may have an increased risk of bone fractures, stomach infections, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, osteoporosis, and vitamin B12 deficiency.

Greenrab 20mg Tablet

Q. Can I take antacids along with Greenrab?

Yes, you can take antacids along with Greenrab. Take it 2 hours before or after you take Greenrab.

Greenrab 20mg Tablet

Q. Can I take alcohol with Greenrab?

No, alcohol intake is not advised with Greenrab. Alcohol itself does not affect the working of Greenrab, but it can increase the acid production. This may further cause worsening of your symptoms.

Greenrab 20mg Tablet

Q. Can I take Greenrab with vitamin D?

Yes, vitamin D can be taken along with Greenrab. Vitamin D is generally advised to be taken as a supplement with Greenrab as the long term use of Greenrab decreases the absorption of calcium and may lead to calcium deficiency. This can lead to osteoporosis (thinning of bones) and increase the risk of bone fractures like hip, wrist and spine fractures. Please consult your doctor to know about ways to prevent this.

Greenrab 20mg Tablet

Q. Can I stop taking Greenrab if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Greenrab before completing the full course of treatment. You will start to feel better before your treatment is complete.

Greenrab 20mg Tablet

Q. What is the best time to take Greenrab?

It is best to take Greenrab before your breakfast. If you are taking two doses, take it in the morning and evening. Greenrab is more effective when it is taken an hour before your food.

Greenrab 20mg Tablet

Q. Does Greenrab cause bone problems?

Yes, long term use of Greenrab can cause thinning of bones, which is called osteoporosis. Greenrab decreases the calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency, and increases the risk of bone fractures of hip, wrist or spine. Take an adequate amount of calcium in your diet or take the supplements as advised by your doctor to avoid any bone problems.

Greenrab 20mg Tablet

Q. How is Greenrab useful in the treatment of H. pylori infection?

Greenrab is used along with antibiotics for the treatment of H.Pylori infection. It works by decreasing stomach acid volume and decreasing breakdown and washout of antibiotics leading to an increased antibiotic concentration and tissue penetration. It also helps in the symptomatic relief by decreasing associated acidity, reflux, and heartburn.

Greenrab 20mg Tablet

Q. What other lifestyle changes should I make to get maximum benefit of Greenrab?

You make see better results if you make certain dietary and lifestyle changes while taking Greenrab. Exercise regularly and eat healthy. You can consult your dietician to get a diet chart that suits you best. Eat at least 3 hours before sleeping to reduce the chances of aggravation of your symptoms at night. You should avoid spicy and fatty foods while taking this medicine. Refrain from caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee and cola. Alcohol intake and smoking should also be avoided as it may worsen your symptoms.

Greenrab 20mg Tablet

Q. What is Greenrab used for?

Greenrab is used for the treatment of stomach and intestinal ulcers (gastric and duodenal ulcers), reflux esophagitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It works by reducing the amount of acid made by your stomach and thus relieves your symptoms. Greenrab also prevents acidity associated with use of painkillers and stress ulcers in critically ill people. It is also used to treat a disease associated with excessive acid production in the stomach known as Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES).

Greenrab 20mg Tablet

Q. How long does it take for Greenrab to work?

Greenrab starts working within an hour of taking it and shows maximum benefit within two to four hours. You should start feeling better within 2 to 3 days but it may take upto 4 weeks to relieve your symptoms significantly.

Greenrab 20mg Tablet

Q. What dietary changes should I make to get relief from acidity?

Greenrab is best taken 1 hour before a meal. You should avoid spicy and fatty foods while taking this medicine. It also helps to cut down on caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee and cola. Alcohol intake should also be avoided as it may worsen your symptoms.

Greenrab 20mg Tablet

Q. Can long term use of Greenrab cause magnesium deficiency?

Long-term use of Greenrab can lower magnesium levels in patients taking multiple daily doses for 3 months or longer. Get your magnesium levels checked at regular intervals. Tell your doctor if you experience seizures (fits), dizziness, abnormal or fast heartbeat, jitteriness, jerking movements or shaking (tremors), muscle weakness, spasms of the hands and feet, cramps, muscle aches.

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Safety Advice For Greenrab 20mg Tablet

check for risk indication explain below.

  • High risk
  • Moderate risk
  • Safe

Liver

If you have a liver issue, see your doctor before using this drug.

Kidney

If you have a kidney disease, see your doctor before using this drug.

Alcohol

Avoid drinking while taking this medication.

Driving

Use caution while driving.

Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, see your doctor before use.

Breast feeding

If you are breastfeeding, see your doctor before use.

Liver

If you have a liver issue, see your doctor before using this drug.

Kidney

If you have a kidney disease, see your doctor before using this drug.

Alcohol

Avoid drinking while taking this medication.

Driving

Use caution while driving.

Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, see your doctor before use.

Breast feeding

If you are breastfeeding, see your doctor before use.

Health And Lifestyle

Simple lifestyle modifications can help treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Avoid taking fatty and acidic foods and beverages which can trigger heart burn. Eat again and again but in small portions. If you are overweight then try to lose body weight and follow the methods of staying relaxed. And stop eating 3-4 hours before sleeping.

Drug Interaction

  • Warfarin (Blood thinning agent)
  • Ketoconazole (antifungal)
  • Atazanavir (Antiretrovirals)

DRUG FOOD INTERACTION

  • High fat meals

Disease Explanation

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Gastric acid condition (like; GERD) is a chronic condition, where stomach acid flow back into the food pipe (esophagus) and cause heartburn and irritation.

Update on: Friday, 12 July, 2024

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Rakshita Garg

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