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Is taking 20 mg of rabeprazole safe?

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The recommended adult dose of rabeprazole sodium is 20 mg daily. Pediatric dosage for children 11 or younger is based on weight. Children under 33 pounds take 5 mg daily, while those over 33 pounds take 10 mg daily, according to Rxlist.com.

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Is taking 20 mg of rabeprazole safe?
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The maximum documented human overdose, 80 mg, of rabeprazole is reported to result in no clinical symptoms, states Rxlist.com. Serious adverse reactions to recommended doses include jaundice, anaphylaxis, thyroid stimulating hormone elevation, severe dermatological reaction, bone fracture and Clostridium difficile related diarrhea. Doctors use blood testing to monitor for jaundice and TSH elevation. Communication and collaboration with the attending physician ensure that negative side effects are identified and evaluated in the safest manner.

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