Medicine - R

Rabeprazole tablets contain the active ingredient rabeprazole, which is a type of medicine called a proton pump inhibitor. Rabeprazole is a generic medicine. Rabeprazole acts in the stomach to decrease the production of stomach acid.

Radiation Therapy is the medical use of ionizing radiation as part of cancer treatment to control malignant cells.

Radiosurgery is a type of stereotactic radiotherapy, which aims radiotherapy beams very precisely at the tumour. Stereotactic radiotherapy is usually broken up into between 6 and 25 treatments.

Ramipril can be used for the following conditions: • To treat high blood pressure • To treat heart failure. • If you have recently had a heart attack • To treat kidney problems caused by Type II diabetes in people with high blood pressure.

  • To heal and stop ulcers in the stomach, or the part of the gut it empties into (the duodenum)
  • To stop stomach ulcers when they are a side effects of some medicines

Raporsin is one of a group of medicines called alpha-blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure, or the symptoms caused by enlargement of the prostate gland in men.

This medicine is to help lower high blood pressure.

Razolager stop cells in the lining of the stomach from producing too much acid. This can help prevent ulcers from forming or assist the healing process. By decreasing the amount of acid, they can also help to reduce acid reflux related symptoms such as heartburn.

Razole tablets contain the active ingredient rabeprazole, which is a type of medicine called a proton pump inhibitor. Razole is a generic medicine. Razole acts in the stomach to decrease the production of stomach acid.

Rebif (Interferon) is used for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis. MS is said to be relapsing if you have had two or more acute episodes in the last two years.

Rectogesic 4 mg/g Rectal Ointment is indicated in adults for relief of pain associated with chronic anal fissure.


Regurin tablets and Regurin XL prolonged release capsules both contain the active ingredient trospium chloride, which is a type of medicine called an anticholinergic (or antimuscarinic) muscle relaxant. It works by relaxing the involuntary muscle that is found in the wall of the bladder.

Relpax works by stimulating receptors called serotonin (or 5HT) receptors that are found in the brain. This improves the symptoms felt during a migraine.

Relvar ellipta inhaler contains two active ingredients, fluticasone and vilanterol.

Remicade is used in adults for the following infl ammatory diseases: Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Psoriasis, Ulcerative colitis. Remicade is also used in adults and children 6 years of age or older for: Crohn’s disease.

Reminyl is a drug prescribed to treat symptoms of mild to moderately severe dementia in Alzheimer’s.

Requip (Ropinirole) is used to treat Parkinson’s disease.

Resolor tablets contain the active ingredient prucalopride, which is a type of medicine called a serotonin (or 5HT) agonist.

Revlimid in combination with dexamethasone is used to treat adult patients who have been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer that affects the white blood cells that produce antibodies.

Rhinocort aqua nasal spray contains the active ingredient budesonide, which is a type of medicine known as a corticosteroid (or steroid). Corticosteroids are hormones produced naturally by the adrenal glands that have many important functions, including control of inflammatory responses. Budesonide nasal spray is also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.