Pariet 20 mg
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- Brand: Eisai
- Product Code: ES_PR20
- Availability: In Stock
Contain the active ingredient: Rabeprazole, which is a type of medicine called a proton pump inhibitor. Rabeprazole acts in the stomach to decrease the production of stomach acid.
Proton pumps are found on cells that line the stomach and are used by these cells to produce stomach acid. Rabeprazole works by inhibiting the action of the proton pumps, which reduces the production of stomach acid.
Stomach acid is produced in the stomach as a normal part of the digestive process. Normally the linings of the stomach and duodenum (an area of the small intestine directly after the stomach) are protected by a layer that resists attack from this acid. However, if this layer is damaged, or large amounts of stomach acid are formed, an ulcer can develop on the lining of the stomach or duodenum. This is called a peptic ulcer.
Acid produced in the stomach can also sometimes flow back into the food pipe (oesophagus). This is called gastro-oesophageal reflux, and can cause pain and a burning sensation known as heartburn. It can also irritate and damage the lining of the oesophagus, causing a condition called reflux oesophagitis.
By reducing the production of stomach acid and hence the amount of acid in the stomach and duodenum, rabeprazole can be used to treat these and other conditions.
Rabeprazole stops excess acid flowing back into the foodpipe and can be used to relieve heartburn symptoms associated with acid reflux. It allows the oesophagus to heal in reflux oesophagitis. It also allows peptic ulcers to heal.
Rabeprazole is also given together with antibiotics to help eradicate a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori from the stomach of people with a peptic ulcer. These bacteria can contribute to the formation of peptic ulcers. Rabeprazole allows the ulcers to heal and helps create an environment in the gut in which the antibiotics can be more effective at killing the bacteria.
Rabeprazole is used in varying doses and for varying lengths of time depending on the condition being treated.
What is it used for?
- Gastro oesophageal reflux disease, including treatment of symptoms such as heartburn, acid regurgitation and pain on swallowing and long-term management of reflux oesophagitis.
- Treating peptic ulcers.
- Eradicating a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori from the gut of people with a peptic ulcer (in combination with antibiotics).
- Excessive secretion of stomach acid due to a tumour or enlargement of the pancreas (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome).
Size : 14 tablets / box