Pariet

Drug Name

Pariet

Drug Uses

Pariet decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

Pariet is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Pariet is also used to promote healing of erosive esophagitis (damage to your esophagus caused by stomach acid).

Pariet may also be given with an antibiotic to prevent gastric ulcer caused by infection with helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).

Pariet may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

How to use

Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Pariet is usually given for 4 to 8 weeks only. Your doctor may recommend a second course of treatment if you need additional healing time.

When treating H. pylori infection, Pariet may be needed for only 7 days. Follow your doctor’s instructions.

Take this medicine with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.
Pariet may be taken with or without food.

Do not crush, break, or chew a Pariet tablet. Swallow the pill whole. It is specially made to release medicine slowly in the body. Breaking or crushing the pill would cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. Take this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before your treatment is completed. Store Pariet at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Drug Class and Mechanism

Pariet is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Pariet is also used to promote healing of erosive esophagitis (damage to your esophagus caused by stomach acid).

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Storage

Store Pariet at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Pariet out of the reach of children and away from pets.

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