Like all other medicines Risek has side effects but it has great benefits that have helped many patients. The doctor is the best person to weigh the benefits against its side effects. Never take medicines without consulting your health care provide.
Some of the most frequent side effects of Risek (experienced by over 1% of those taking the drug) are headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, dizziness, trouble awakening and sleep deprivation, although in clinical trials the incidence of these effects with Risek mostly comparable to that found with placebo.
Proton pump inhibitors may be associated with a greater risk of hip fractures, and clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. Patients are frequently administered the drugs in intensive care as a protective measure against ulcers, but this use is also associated with a 30% increase in occurrence of pneumonia.
Other side effects may include bone rebuild interference and B12 vitamin reduction.