Aciphex

(Rabeprazole Sodium)
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  • 10mg

  • 20mg

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Aciphex 10mg

Delayed Release Tablets

Marketed as Pariet in United Kingdom

Prescription required. Manufactured by Eisai Ltd. Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United Kingdom.
Aciphex 20mg

Aciphex 20mg

Marketed as Parit in India

Prescription required. Manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Inc.. Product of India. Shipped from Mauritius.
Generic equivalents for Aciphex

What is a generic medication?

Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.

Rabeprazole Sodium 10mg

Rabeprazole Sodium 10mg

Delayed Release Tablets
Prescription required. Manufactured by Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC. Product of Canada. Shipped from Canada.

What Aciphex is and what it is used for

Pariet tablets contain the active ingredient rabeprazole sodium. This belongs to a group of medicines called ‘Proton Pump Inhibitors’ (PPIs). They work by lowering the amount of acid that your stomach produces. Pariet tablets are used to treat the following conditions:
•â€˜Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease’ (GORD), which can include heartburn. GORD is caused when acid and food from your stomach escapes into your food pipe (oesophagus).
•Ulcers in your stomach or the upper part of your gut (intestine). If these ulcers are infected with bacteria called ‘Helicobacter pylori’ (H. Pylori), you will also be given antibiotics. Using Pariet tablets and antibiotics together gets rid of the infection and makes the ulcer heal. It also stops the infection and ulcer from coming back
•Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome where your stomach produces too much acid

How to take Aciphex

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Taking this medicine
•Only remove a tablet from the blister strip when it is time to take your medicine.
•Swallow your tablets whole with a drink of water. Do not chew or crush the tablets.
•Your doctor will tell you how many tablets to take and how long to take them for. This will depend on your condition.
•If you are taking this medicine for a long time, your doctor will want to monitor you. Adults and older people For ‘gastro-oesophageal reflux disease’ (GORD) Treatment of moderate to severe symptoms (symptomatic GORD)
•The usual dose is one Pariet 10 mg tablet once a day for up to 4 weeks
•Take the tablet in the morning before eating
•If your condition returns after 4 weeks treatment, your doctor may tell you to take one Pariet 10 mg tablet as and when you require it Treatment of more severe symptoms (erosive or ulcerative GORD)
•The usual dose is one Pariet 20 mg tablet once a day for 4 to 8 weeks
•Take the tablet in the morning before eating Long-term treatment of symptoms (GORD maintenance)
•The usual dose is one Pariet 10 mg or 20 mg tablet once a day for as long as your doctor has told you
•Take the tablet in the morning before eating
•Your doctor will want to see you at regular intervals to check your symptoms and dosage For ulcers of the stomach (peptic ulcers)
•The usual dose is one Pariet 20 mg tablet once a day for 6 weeks
•Take the tablet in the morning before eating
•Your doctor may tell you to take Pariet for another 6 weeks if your condition does not improve For ulcers of the intestine (duodenal ulcers)
•The usual dose is one Pariet 20 mg tablet once a day for 4 weeks
•Take the tablet in the morning before eating
•Your doctor may tell you to take Pariet for another 4 weeks if your condition does not improve For ulcers caused by H. Pylori infection and to stop them coming back
•The usual dose is one Pariet 20 mg tablet twice a day for seven days
•Your doctor will also tell you to take antibiotics called amoxicillin and clarithromycin For further information on the other medicines used for the H. Pylori treatment, see the individual product information leaflets. Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome where excess acid is produced in the stomach
•The usual dose is three Pariet 20 mg tablets once a day to start with
•The dose may then be adjusted by your doctor depending on how you respond to the treatment If you are on long-term treatment you will need to see your doctor at regular intervals for review of your tablets and symptoms. Patients with liver problems. You should consult your doctor who will take special care when beginning treatment with Pariet and while you continue to be treated with Pariet. If you take more Pariet than you should If you take more Pariet than you should, talk to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away. Take the medicine pack with you. If you forget to take Pariet
•If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue as usual
•If you forget to take your medicine for more than 5 days, talk to your doctor before taking any more medicine
•Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for a forgotten dose If you stop taking Pariet Relief of symptoms will normally occur before the ulcer has completely healed. It is important that you do not stop taking the tablets until told to do so by your doctor. If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The side effects are usually mild and improve without you having to stop taking this medicine. Stop taking Pariet and see a doctor straight away if you notice any of the following side effects
•you may need urgent medical treatment:
•Allergic reactions – the signs may include: sudden swelling of your face, difficulty breathing or low blood pressure which may cause fainting or collapse
•Frequent infections, such as a sore throat or high temperature (fever), or ulcers in your mouth or throat
•Bruising or bleeding easily These side effects are rare (affect less than 1 in 1,000 people).
•Severe skin blistering, or soreness or ulcers in your mouth and throat These side effects are very rare (affect less than 1 in 10, 000 people). Other possible side effects:

Common (affect less than 1 in 10 people)
•Infections
•Difficulty sleeping
•Headache or feeling dizzy
•Cough, runny nose or sore throat (pharyngitis)
•Effects on your stomach or gut such as stomach pain, diarrhoea, wind (flatulence), feeling sick (nausea), being sick (vomiting) or constipation
•Aches or back pain
•Weakness or flu-like symptoms
•Benign polyps in the stomach.

Uncommon (affect less than 1 in 100 people)
•Feeling nervous or drowsy
•Chest infection (bronchitis)
•Painful and blocked sinuses (sinusitis)
•Dry mouth
•Indigestion or belching
•Skin rash or redness
•Muscle, leg or joint pain
•Fractures of the hip, wrist and spine
•Bladder infection (urinary tract infection)
•Chest pain
•Chills or fever
•Changes in how your liver is working (shown in blood tests)

Rare (affect less than 1 in 1,000 people)
•Loss of appetite (Anorexia)
•Depression
•Hypersensitivity (includes allergic reactions)
•Visual disturbance
•Sore mouth (stomatitis) or taste disturbance
•Upset stomach or stomach pain
•Liver problems including yellowing of your skin and whites of your eyes (jaundice)
•Itchy rash or blistering skin
•Sweating
•Kidney problems
•Weight gain
•Changes in white blood cells (shown in blood tests) which may result in frequent infection
•Reduction in blood platelets resulting in bleeding or bruising more easily than normal Other possible side effects (unknown frequency)
•Breast swelling in men
•Fluid retention
•Inflammation of the gut (leading to diarrhoea)
•Low blood levels of sodium which can cause tiredness and confusion, muscle twitching, fits and coma
•Patients who have previously had liver problems may very rarely get encephalopathy (a brain disease)
•Rash, possibly with pain in the joints If you are on Pariet for more than three months it is possible that the levels of magnesium in your blood may fall. Low levels of magnesium can be seen as fatigue, involuntary muscle contractions, disorientation, convulsions, dizziness, increased heart rate. If you get any of these symptoms, please tell your doctor promptly. Low levels of magnesium can also lead to a reduction in potassium or calcium levels in the blood. Your doctor may decide to perform regular blood tests to monitor your levels of magnesium. Do not be concerned by this list of side effects. You may not get any of them.

Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme (www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard). By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine

How to Store Aciphex

Keep out of the sight and reach of children. Do not store this medicine above 25°C. Do not refrigerate. Do not use Pariet after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and blister foil. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

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