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Rabeprazole Sprinkle Dosage

When calculating an appropriate rabeprazole sprinkle dosage, your weight and response to this drug will be taken into account. The contents of these capsules are poured into a liquid or on a soft food and consumed once daily. Treatment typically lasts 12 weeks. Take rabeprazole sprinkle on an empty stomach, 30 minutes before a meal.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Rabeprazole Sprinkle

The dose of rabeprazole sprinkle (Aciphex® Sprinkle™) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your weight
  • How you respond to the medication.
 
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Recommended Rabeprazole Sprinkle Dosing Guidelines

The recommended rabeprazole sprinkle dosage for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children ages 1 to 11 years old is based on the child's weight. The recommended dose for children who weigh less than 15 kg (33 lbs) is 5 mg once a day. The amount may be increased to 10 mg once a day if needed. The recommended dosage for children who weigh 15 kg (33 lbs) or more is 10 mg once a day.
 
Rabeprazole sprinkle is only approved for use in children for up to 12 weeks. Talk to your child's healthcare provider before using the medication for longer than this.
 

General Information on Taking Rabeprazole Sprinkle

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with rabeprazole sprinkle include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in the form of a capsule. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
 
  • Take rabeprazole sprinkle on an empty stomach, 30 minutes before a meal.
 
  • The capsules should be opened and sprinkled into a small amount of room-temperature or colder liquid, or onto soft food like applesauce, baby food, or yogurt.
 
  • Take the dose within 15 minutes of sprinkling the capsule contents. Do not set the mixture aside for later use.
 
  • Do not chew or crush the granules contained inside the capsules. Swallow the mixture without chewing. 
 
  • Try to take rabeprazole sprinkle at the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in the bloodstream.
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
 
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your rabeprazole sprinkle dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
 
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