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If you are taking Aciphex Sprinkle and experience severe diarrhea, muscle spasms, or difficulty breathing, contact your healthcare provider right away. Serious problems can occur with this medication, so it's important to know which reactions require immediate medical treatment. Some of the other possible side effects of Aciphex Sprinkle include diarrhea, headaches, and abdominal (stomach) pain.


An Introduction to Aciphex Sprinkle Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Aciphex® Sprinkle™ (rabeprazole sprinkle) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Aciphex Sprinkle. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Aciphex Sprinkle

Aciphex 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 Aciphex Sprinkle side effects included:
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain -- in up to 5 percent of children
  • Diarrhea -- up to 5 percent
  • Headache -- up to 5 percent.

Aciphex 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 years 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:
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