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Aciphex Sprinkle Dosage

Generic name: rabeprazole sodium 5mg
Dosage form: capsules, delayed release

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Dosage Regimen

ACIPHEX Sprinkle is recommended for up to 12 weeks in pediatric patients 1 to 11 years of age and is dosed by body weight:

  • Less than 15 kg: 5 mg once daily with the option to increase to 10 mg once daily, if inadequate response.
  • 15 kg or more: 10 mg once daily.

Administration Recommendations

  • Take the dose 30 minutes before a meal.
  • Do not swallow the capsule whole.
  • Open a capsule and sprinkle entire contents on a small amount of soft food (e.g., applesauce, fruit or vegetable based baby food, or yogurt) or empty contents into a small amount of liquid (e.g., infant formula, apple juice, or pediatric electrolyte solution). Food or liquid should be at or below room temperature.
  • Do not chew or crush the granules.
  • Take the entire dose within 15 minutes of preparation.
  • Do not store mixture for future use.
  • Take a missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.
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