Can my child with GERD take rabeprazole?

If your child is 12 years of age or older, she may take rabeprazole to treat her symptoms of reflux. However, the safety and effectiveness of rabeprazole in children younger than 12 has not yet been determined. So if your child is younger, ask her pediatrician about other choices. Also, if your older child needs a medicine for long-term treatment of reflux symptoms, she should not use rabeprazole, because the Food and Drug Administration has only approved it for use in children for up to eight weeks old.

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