Like all medicines, Rabeprazole Sandoz can cause adverse reactions although not everybody gets them.
Serious Adverse Reactions: Contact the physician immediately if any serious adverse reaction (it may be an allergic reaction) occurs.
Rare Serious Adverse Reactions (Affects 1-10 Users in 10,000): Swelling of the face, lips, tongue and throat which may cause difficulty in breathing, speaking or swallowing; a sharp drop in blood pressure; pallor, fainting, collapse.
Other Possible Adverse Reactions: Common (Affects 1-10 Users in 1000): Nervousness, drowsiness; cough with phlegm, chest pain, fever, chills; feeling of pressure or pain in the cheeks and forehead; indigestion; dry mouth, belching; rash, skin reddening; muscle pain, leg cramps, joint pain; urinary tract infection; increased liver enzymes.
Rare (Affects 1-10 Users in 10,000): Blood disorders which may lead to frequent infections, bleeding or bruising more easily than normal or tiredness; loss of appetite (anorexia); vision disturbance; gastritis which might cause stomach pain and nausea; sore mouth; taste disturbances; liver disorder (hepatitis) leading to brain damage in patients who have previously has liver disease; itching and skin blisters which usually disappear on stopping treatment; sweating kidney problems which might cause high or low urine output; weight gain; depression.
Not Known (Frequency Cannot be Estimated from Available Data): Low sodium levels in the blood; confusion; breast enlargement in men; swelling of the ankles, feet or fingers; decreased gastric acidity due to any means, including proton-pump inhibitors, increases gastric counts of bacteria normally present in the gastrointestinal tract.
Treatment with proton-pump inhibitors may lead to slightly increase risk of gastrointestinal infections eg, Salmonella and Campylobacter and possibly Clostridium difficile.
Consult the physician or pharmacist if any of the adverse reactions gets serious.