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Rabeprazole Sprinkle

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Low blood magnesium levels (hypomagnesemia)
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Rabeprazole Sprinkle to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

How Does Rabeprazole Sprinkle Work?

The stomach contains tiny pumps called proton pumps. These proton pumps produce acid. Rabeprazole sprinkle works by binding to the proton pumps and preventing them from producing acid. PPIs are very effective at decreasing acid production, as they work directly at the acid pumps.
Rabeprazole sprinkle capsules have tiny, delayed-release granules that contain the medication. These granules are enteric coated, which means they have a special coating on them to protect them from stomach acid that can destroy the medication. This coating protects the medication as it passes through the stomach to the small intestine, where it is absorbed into the bloodstream. 
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