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Rabeprazole Sprinkle Side Effects

Common Side Effects

Rabeprazole sprinkle has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of children taking the drug were documented and then compared to those that occurred in a similar group of children taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients).
In these studies, the most common rabeprazole sprinkle side effects included:
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain -- in up to 5 percent of children
  • Diarrhea -- up to 5 percent
  • Headache -- up to 5 percent.

Rabeprazole sprinkle contains the same active ingredient as Aciphex (rabeprazole sodium), a medication that is approved to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in adults and children age 12 and older, as well as other conditions of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines in adults. Regular Aciphex has also been studied extensively in clinical trials. Side effects reported in these studies, occurring in 2 percent to 4.5 percent of people, included:

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the rabeprazole sprinkle side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking this drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to rabeprazole sprinkle, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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