Pariet belongs to a group of drugs called PPIS, and it works by preventing and slowing down the acid production in the stomach. That’s why it’s often taken by patients to treat GERD and NERD. Besides, you can take this medication to treat the symptoms associated with gastric ulcers. You can find it in 10 mg and 20 mg doses, but you should talk to doctors before taking any available Pariet form.
The right dosage of this medication depends on a medical condition that should be treated. For example, when patients need to treat NERD, it’s necessary to take 10-20 mg of Pariet for 1 month. If you need to treat GERD, take 20 mg once a day for 4-8 weeks. It may take up to a few weeks to notice visible improvements caused by this treatment. Besides, there are many things that may affect your regular doses, including your body weight, other health condition and medications, etc.
People who Shouldn’t Take Pariet
There are some groups of patients who shouldn’t start this treatment, including people with specific allergic reactions to its ingredients or other PPIs. It’s another reason why you should consult healthcare providers before taking Pariet.
Possible Mild and Serious Side Effects
Many meds may cause unwanted side effects, including Pariet. You should call your doctor if any of the following symptoms have become bothersome:
Dizziness and headache;
Mild diarrhea and skin rash;
Itching and allergies.
In rare cases, this medicine may cause serious side effects, such as:
Fast and abnormal heartbeats;
Jitteriness and bone fractures;
Shaking or jerking movements;
Signs of liver problems, including sudden loss of appetite and weight, dark urine and pale stools;
Spasms of feet and hands or sore muscles;
Seizures and signs of new infections.
If you experience any of these severe side effects, you need to call your doctor at once.
Pariet Warnings and Precautions
Before you start taking this medicine, be sure to tell your physician about other medical conditions and allergies that you have, especially when it comes to liver diseases, magnesium levels, osteoporosis fractures and so on. Besides, Pariet shouldn’t be taken by pregnant women because of its possible health risks. It’s not clearly known whether it passes into the breast milk, but female patients still need to be careful with its intake during this period. The effectiveness and safety of this treatment in adolescents and children who are less than 18 years old is not established.
Unwanted Drug Interactions
There are some medications that shouldn’t be taken together with Pariet because of possible drug interactions that change its functions and result in increased side effects. For instance, you shouldn’t combine it with such meds as azole antifungals, bisphosphonates, iron salts and some other pharmaceutical products. Visit your doctor to find out more about possible dangers when taking Pariet.