Pariet 20mg Tablets 30
IMPORTANT NOTE – A VALID AUSTRALIAN PRESCRIPTION IS REQUIRED BEFORE THIS ITEM CAN BE SHIPPED
Drug Name: rabeprazole
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PARIET TABLETS - CMI
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
What is in this leaflet
This leaflet answers some common questions about Pariet tablets. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Pariet against the benefits this medicine is expected to have for you.
If you have any concerns about using Pariet ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with your medicine. You may need to read it again.
What Pariet is used for
The name of your medicine is Pariet. It contains the active ingredient rabeprazole sodium.
Pariet is used to treat reflux oesophagitis or reflux disease. This can be caused by food and acid from the stomach flowing the wrong way (reflux) back up the food pipe, also known as the oesophagus.
Reflux can cause a burning sensation in the chest rising up to the throat, also known as heartburn.
Pariet is used to treat peptic ulcers. Depending on the position of the ulcer it is called a gastric or duodenal ulcer. A gastric ulcer occurs in the stomach. A duodenal ulcer occurs in the duodenum which is the tube leading out of the stomach.
These ulcers can be caused by too much acid being made in the stomach.
Most people who have a peptic ulcer also have a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori in their stomach. Your doctor may also prescribe a course of antibiotics (clarithromycin and amoxycillin) for you. When Pariet is taken with antibiotics, the combination therapy will kill the Helicobacter pylori and let your ulcer heal.
The presence of the bacteria Helicobacter pylori may cause the stomach to become inflamed, resulting in pain, nausea and vomiting.
When Pariet tablets are taken with antibiotics, they will help kill Helicobacter pylori and allow the stomach to heal.
How Pariet works
Pariet belongs to a group of medicines called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Pariet works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach makes, to give relief from the symptoms and allow healing to take place. Your food will still be digested in the normal way.
Your doctor may have prescribed Pariet for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Pariet has been prescribed for you.
Pariet is only available with a doctor's prescription.
Before you take Pariet
When you must not take it:
Do not take Pariet if you have an allergy to:
* rabeprazole sodium
* any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.
* other proton pump inhibitors.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:
* rash, itching or hives on the skin
* shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing
* swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body
Do not take Pariet if:
* you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or you are breast-feeding.
* the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.
* the expiry date (month and year) printed on the pack has passed. If you take Pariet after the expiry date it may not work.
Before you start to take it:
You must tell your doctor if:
* you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant.
* you are breast-feeding or intend to breast-feed. It is not known if Pariet passes into breast milk.
* you have or have ever had liver disease.
Taking other medicines:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including medicines you can buy without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
* In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:
* digoxin, a medicine used to treat heart problems.
* ketoconazole, a medicine used to treat fungal infections.
These medicines may be affected by Pariet or may affect how well Pariet works. Your doctor or pharmacist c
Our preferred generic for this medication is listed below. A generic prescription medicine works in the same way as the existing medicine. What matters is the active ingredient, which is the same in the generic brands and the existing brand. Please click on it below to view the product(s).
Rabeprazole Sandoz 20mg Tablet 30
There is generic brand to choose from in the table below. Generic Brands are less expensive brands that have been proven to have the same effect. Please select the desired brand.*
*Some Doctor's will have "no substitution permitted" endorsed on the script. Please check your prescription as generics are not available in this case.
Pariet 20mg Tablets 60 (2 x 30) (Authority Script)
Rabeprazole Sandoz 20mg Tablet 30