ROBIQ-DSR Capsule 10’s is a gastrointestinal medicine composed of Rabeprazole (stomach acid reducer) and Domperidone (nausea/vomiting reducer). Together they reduce the amount of acid your stomach makes and decrease the symptoms of nausea and vomiting. It treats symptoms of acid reflux due to hyperacidity, stomach ulcer (Peptic ulcer disease), and Zollinger Ellison syndrome (overproduction of acid due to a pancreatic tumour). Besides this, it is used short-term to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms. GERD is a condition in which the sphincter (valve) located at the uppermost part of the stomach gets irritated and damaged due to excessive stomach acid production. As a result, the stomach acid and juice flow back into the food pipe, leading to stomach upset and heartburn. Heartburn is the post-effect of acid reflux with a burning-like feeling that rises from the stomach towards the neck.
ROBIQ-DSR Capsule 10’s contains two medicines, namely Rabeprazole and Domperidone. Rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that helps reduce stomach acid by blocking the actions of an enzyme (H+/K+ ATPase or gastric proton pump). This gastric proton pump lies in the cells of the stomach wall. It is responsible for releasing gastric acid secretion and damaging tissues in the food pipe, stomach, and duodenum (uppermost part of the small intestine). On the other hand, Domperidone is a prokinetic agent that increases the motility of the upper gastrointestinal tract and blocks the vomiting-inducing centre (chemoreceptor trigger zone-CTZ).
It is better to take ROBIQ-DSR Capsule 10’s an hour before a meal or without a meal for its best results. ROBIQ-DSR Capsule 10’s should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, crush, or break it. 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. An adult taking ROBIQ-DSR Capsule 10’s might have common side effects like headache, diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, flatulence, dizziness, and arthralgia (joint pain). In the case of children taking ROBIQ-DSR Capsule 10’s might report upper respiratory tract infections (URI), headache, fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, rash, and abdominal pain. These side effects are temporary and may resolve after some time; however, if this persists, contact the doctor.
You can increase the efficacy of ROBIQ-DSR Capsule 10’s by taking a small meal or snacks frequently. Avoid caffeine-containing beverages (coffee, tea), spicy/deep-fried/processed foods, carbonated drinks, and acidic foods like citrus fruits/vegetables (tomatoes). Tell your doctor if you have stomach or intestinal cancer, liver problem, are allergic to ROBIQ-DSR Capsule 10’s or will have an endoscopy in the future. Prolonged intake of ROBIQ-DSR Capsule 10’s may cause deficiency of Vitamin B-12 and low levels of calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin D leading to osteoporosis (brittle or weak bones).
Gastro-Esophagal Reflux Disease (GERD), Acid reflux, Heartburn, Peptic ulcer, stomach ulcers, Dyspepsia (stomach discomfort due to indigestion).
ROBIQ-DSR Capsule 10’s helps in reducing the excess amount of stomach. In turn, it prevents the formation of an ulcer in the upper part of the intestine (duodenal ulcer), gastro-esophagal reflux disease (GERD) with or without ulcer and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, in which the stomach makes exceptionally high amounts of acid. Besides, the ROBIQ-DSR Capsule 10’s also treats symptoms of nausea and vomiting in adults and children over 12 years of age (with at least 35 kg or more).