What is Parit (Rabeprazole) used for?
Parit (Rabeprazole) is an antiulcer agent and is used to treat stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers. Its action is based on the inhibition of H+/K+-ATPase, or the proton pump. It helps block the last stage of the hydrochloric acid synthesis.
Parit (Rabeprazole) reduces the production of hydrochloric acid by stomach cells and is effectively used to fight Helicobacter pylori, which in most cases causes ulcers. It inhibits both basal and stimulated hydrochloric acid production. During the course of treatment, its effect, i.e. the reduction in the acid levels, depends on the dose. After the treatment, the natural body function is fully restored.
Single 20mg dose causes hydrochloric acid production inhibition in 1 hour and reached its peak action within 2-4 hours. The general duration of the production inhibition lasts for up to 48 hours.
How should I use Parit (Rabeprazole)?
Parit (Rabeprazole) tablets are taken by mouth, swallowed whole, 1 tablet once daily before breakfast. Depending on the disease, the treatment regimen may be one of the following:
Before starting the treatment, any malignant tumors in stomach have to be ruled out. Patients, taking Parit (Rabeprazole) on a long-term basis (over a year), are subject to regular check-ups.
What are the side effects of Parit (Rabeprazole)?
Parit (Rabeprazole) may cause the following side effects:
Parit (Rabeprazole) is contraindicated in the following cases: