Pariet

Used for: Peptic Ulcer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, Heartburn
Chinese name:

What is Pariet?

Pariet is a brand medication that contains Rabeprazole, which belongs to a class of Proton pump inhibitors. It works by blocking the proton pumps to inhibit the secretion of gastric acid in the stomach. It is therefore used for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and peptic ulcer. It can also be used for prevention of gastric ulcer for patients taking Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that cause stomach bleeding.

How to use it?

Pariet is available as tablets. If you are using it for duodenal ulcers, take it after a meal. If you are using it for H. pylori-associated peptic ulcer, take it with breakfast and dinner.
 

For GERD above 12 years of age,
The starting dose is 20 mg once daily for 4-8 weeks. The maintenance dose is 10-20 mg once daily depending on body response. For those without symptoms, take 10-20 mg once daily for 4 weeks. For maintenance, take 10 mg once daily as needed.

For Peptic ulcers in adults,
Take 20 mg once daily for 4-12 weeks.

What are the side effects of Pariet?

Common side effects of Pariet include stomach pain and discomfort, dry mouth, cough and headache

Who should not take Pariet?

  • People allergic to any component of Pariet

Pharmacist Tips:

  • There is a risk of osteoporosis after prolonged use. Make sure to take enough calcium and vitamin D and closely monitor your bone condition.
  • Taking Pariet may mask the alarming symptoms of gastric cancer. It should be eliminated before treatment.

Common dosing schedule: 
Take the same time each day with or without food. If you are taking it for stomach ulcers, take it after a meal.
 

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

 

Some common medications Pariet may interact with:

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Pariet in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Pariet is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.


For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Pariet in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Available dosage
  • 10mg / 20mg (Tablets)
Drug class
Acid-Reducing Drugs
Sub class
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
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