Pariet (Rabeprazole) belongs to the class of medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Rabeprazole works by slowing or preventing the production of acid in the stomach. This medication relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing and persistent cough. This medication is used to treat stomach and esophagus problems such as acid reflux and ulcers. It may also be combined with antibiotics to treat ulcers caused by bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Pariet is also used for the long term treatment of conditions associated with constant production of excess acid in the stomach including Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
The brand Pariet comes from Canada and is manufactured by Janssen-Ortho.
The common side effects may include:
Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you have any of the following serious side effects such as:
• Abnormal or fast heart beat;
• Jerking movement or shaking;
• Muscle weakness;
• Signs of liver problems;
• Sore muscles;
• Spasms of the hands, feet and voice box
Rabeprazole does not give you immediate relief from your heartburn symptoms. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history including all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. It is unknown if Rabeprazole passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding. There may be an interaction between Rabeprazole and other medications such as Amiodarone, Aripiprazole, Carbamazepine, Clopidogrel, Dabigatran, Dexamethasone, Digoxin, mesalamine, methotrexate, tacrolimus, tretinoin, warfarin, etc.