Monday, June 22, 2015

Uses and side effects of Parit 20mg tablets

Parit is a common brand of the generic drug Rabeprazole manufactured by Glaxo Smith kline phamaceuticals. It inhibits gastric acid secretion. It is prescribed in gastritis, stomach/duodenal ulcers and Zollinger – Ellison syndrome. It is also co prescribed with NSAIDs class pain killers to prevent side effect of gastritis.

Parit tablets pack
Uses of Parit 20mg Tablets

It is prescribed to reduce stomach acidity. Therefore, it is useful in gastritis, heart burn and other medical problems associated with increased stomach acidity. It is also prescribed with NSAID class pain killers to prevent side effects of heart burn. 

How Parit works?

Proton pumps that are situated in stomach secrete H+ ions (acid) into the cavity. This results an acidic environment inside the stomach. Even though it is needed for proper digestion of food stuff, it can sometimes results in auto digestion of the stomach itself. Recent evidence suggests an association with the bacterium Helicobacter Pylori as well. This results in inflammation and ulcers. Parit inhibits proton pumps and reduces the acidity, which results in proper ulcer healing and reduction of the inflammation.

What the doctor should know before prescribing Parit ?

If you have liver diseases then inform your doctor. If you are more than 45 years old, and having gastritis then the doctor may perform an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy to exclude any gastric malignancy, before prescribing Parit. In addition to this doctor must know whether you are pregnant or breast feeding as well.

What are the common side effects of Parit?

Most common side effects are gastrointestinal disturbances like, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and flatulence. Some patients may complain diarrhea. Headache is also another common side effect. Some people might get cough and influenza like syndrome associated with runny nose.
What are the dangerous side effects of Parit?

By decreasing gastric acidity, this drug may increase the chance of gastro intestinal infections such as pseudomembranous colitis. So if you happen to pass bloody stools with this medication, seek medical help.

Rarely few patients may get Steven Johnson disease characterized by skin redness and peeling off. Some patients can very rarely get allergic reactions. Sometimes it can leads to an anaphylactic reaction characterized by wide spread hives, edema of the lips/tongue, shortness of breath and chest tightness. If present, patient must get emergency medical help.

What are less common side effects of Parit?

Few patients will get dry mouth, dizziness, sleep problems and excessive fatigue. Very rarely patients may get taste disturbances, liver damage, yellowish discoloration, fever, depression, hallucinations, confusion, increased and breast size.

Very rarely some people might get blood disorders like reduced white cell counts and reduced platelets count. Rarely few patients may lose hair excessively. Few patients may get excessive sweating. Sensitivity to light is another rare side effect.

Rarely few patients may report chest pain and nervousness. Loss appetite and weight loss can occur rarely.

General advice

Take this medication with a full glass of water. Never crush the tablets before use. Keep this medication out of reach of children. Never share this medication with anybody else.

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