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 possibly Clostridium difficile
Consult the physician or pharmacist if any of the adverse reactions gets serious.