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Rabeprazole Sprinkle

Clinical Effects

Rabeprazole sprinkle has been studied in children ages 1 to 11 years old who have damage to the lining of the esophagus due to GERD. In these studies, the medication helped the damaged lining of the esophagus heal in 81 percent of children after 12 weeks of treatment.
 

When and How to Take This Medicine

Some general 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.
 
  • Rabeprazole sprinkle should be taken 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 your 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 with the granules intact.
 
  • 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.
 

Dosing Information for Rabeprazole Sprinkle

The dose of rabeprazole 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.
 
(Click Rabeprazole Sprinkle Dosage for more information.)
 
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