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What are the long term affects of the drug pariet (rabeprazole) when used long term?

What are the long term affects of the drug pariet (rabeprazole) when used long term?

Side Effects...: Rabeprazole (aciphex) is a medication commonly prescribed for treatment of gerd and dyspepsia (upper abdominal pain). If taken continuously for long periods of time (10+ years) there are potential side effects to be aware of including bone disease (osteoporosis) which could lead to hip fracture, community acquired pneumonia and an intestinal infection called c. Diff. Colitis. ...Read more

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Is there a differnt between Nexium (esomeprazole) and pariet at all?

Is there a differnt between Nexium (esomeprazole) and pariet at all?

Both are PPI's: Pariet tablets contain the active ingredient rabeprazole, which is a type of medicine called a proton pump inhibitor (ppi). Nexium is another ppi acid blocker drug. Currently, this class of agents includes: Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), Aciphex (rabeprazole), Protonix (pantoprazole), and second generation variants of these (nexium, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) zegerid). Choose the one you prefer. ...Read more

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Is pariet 20mg tablet safe for first trimester pregnancy?

Is pariet 20mg tablet safe for first trimester pregnancy?

Category B: This should be safe in Pregnancy. This drug is a Category B, which means that there is no evidence of fetotoxicity. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is known to be safe during pregnancy, even in the first trimester, Tylenol (acetaminophen) is also a Category B. As always, this would be best discussed with your OB/GYN doctor. Please follow up with them closely. ...Read more

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I take pariet 20 mg for reflux, but over the past 2 weeks have had diarrhoea and cramps that is not stopped by taking gastro stop please help?

I take pariet 20 mg for reflux, but over the past 2 weeks have had diarrhoea and cramps that is not stopped by taking gastro stop please help?

Test stool: Long term use of acid suppressing medicines like rabeprazole has been associated with c. Difficile diarrhea. Other infections are also possible, as well as other causes. Chronic diarrhea should be evaluated for a cause, so that the right treatment can be prescribed. ...Read more

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I have erosive gastritis and I tried nexium (esomeprazole) and pariet. I feel better when I took them,but my symptom come back when I stop taking. what can I do ?

I have erosive gastritis and I tried nexium (esomeprazole) and pariet. I feel better when I took them,but my symptom come back when I stop taking. what can I do ?

Take longer?: For how long did you take Nexium (esomeprazole)? Assuming there's no H. Pylori infection causing your gastritis, you'd have to take Nexium (esomeprazole) for several weeks at least to induce healing. If there is an H.pylori etiology, you'd need specific treatment for that for help the condition. If you had an EGD, you'd know if there was such an infection or not. ...Read more

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I'm taking pariet rabeprazol . I often have a pale stool while taking this medicine. is it serous problem?

I'm taking pariet rabeprazol . I often have a pale stool while taking this medicine. is it serous problem?

No it is not a Probe: This is a safe medicine that should not affect the color of you stool. Stop looking at it as you do not have anything serious unless your doctor who prescribed you this medicine tells you so. ...Read more