Healing and maintaining healing of irritation of the esophagus. It is also used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) (eg, heartburn). It may be used for short-term treatment of ulcers of the small intestine. It may be used with certain antibiotics to treat ulcers of the small intestine and to help prevent them from coming back. It may be used to treat conditions that cause your body to make too much stomach acid (eg, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Aciphex Sprinkle delayed-release capsules are a proton pump inhibitor. It works by decreasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

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  • Aciphex Sprinkle
  • Severity: Major
    You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking rabeprazole:

    Less common:
    Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
    cough or hoarseness
    dark urine
    dry mouth
    fever or chills
    general tiredness and weakness
    light-colored stools
    lower back or side pain
    nausea and vomiting
    painful or difficult urination
    rapid weight gain
    tingling of the hands or feet
    unusual weight gain or loss
    yellow eyes and skin
    Bloody urine
    continuing ulcers or sores in the mouth
    convulsions (seizures)
    difficulty with breathing
    sore throat
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    Incidence not known:
    Back, leg, or stomach pains
    bleeding gums
    blood in the urine or stools
    bloody, black, or tarry stools
    change in consciousness
    clay-colored stools
    cloudy urine
    confusion about identity, place, person, and time
    continuing nausea or vomiting
    difficulty with swallowing
    fast heartbeat
    general body swelling
    general feeling of tiredness or weakness
    greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
    high fever
    holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact
    increase in the frequency of seizures
    joint or muscle pain
    large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
    loss of appetite
    loss of consciousness
    mood or mental changes
    muscle cramps
    muscle pain or stiffness
    muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching
    no blood pressure
    no breathing
    no pulse
    pale skin
    pinpoint red spots on the skin
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
    skin blisters
    skin rash
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
    swollen glands
    tightness in the chest
    unpleasant breath odor
    unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness
    vomiting of blood
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with rabeprazole may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common:
    Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
    change in taste
    Less common
    Body aches or pain
    excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
    feeling weak
    full feeling
    numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet
    passing gas
    runny nose
    swollen joints
    tender, swollen glands in the neck
    voice changes
    Incidence not known:
    Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
    red, irritated eyes
    red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  • (rabeprazole sodium) tablets, capsules, delayed release