What are the ingredients in Zegerid?
ZEGERID® (omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate) is a combination of omeprazole, a proton-pump inhibitor, and sodium bicarbonate, an antacid.
What is the difference between Zegerid and Prilosec?
Both Zegerid and Prilosec contain a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI). Zegerid also contains an antacid. Prilosec is available over-the-counter (OTC) and as a generic. Side effects of Zegerid and Prilosec that are similar include headache, stomach or abdominal pain, nausea, gas, and diarrhea.
What is generic for Zegerid?
Zegerid OTC is the over-the-counter version of prescription Zegerid (omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate), though the two are not considered equivalent. It is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) used to treat frequent heartburn by reducing the acid in the stomach. There is currently no generic version available over the counter.
Is Zegerid the same as Nexium?
Both Zegerid and Nexium contain a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI). Zegerid also contains an antacid. Nexium is available over-the-counter (OTC). Side effects of Zegerid and Nexium that are similar include headache, stomach or abdominal pain, nausea, gas, and diarrhea.
What is the best time to take Zegerid?
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before a meal. The powder form of this medication may also be given through a tube into the stomach (nasogastric or gastric tube). If you are self-treating, follow all directions on the product package.
Does Zegerid make you gain weight?
Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Zegerid including: swelling of the hands or feet, symptoms of a low magnesium blood level (such as unusually fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, persistent muscle spasms, seizures), or. sudden weight gain.
Is Zegerid bad for your kidneys?
The omeprazole found in Zegerid can cause kidney problems. Tell your doctor if you are urinating less than usual, or if you have blood in your urine.
Can Zegerid be taken long term?
Taking this medicine long-term may cause you to develop stomach growths called fundic gland polyps. Talk with your doctor about this risk. If you use Zegerid for longer than 3 years, you could develop a vitamin B-12 deficiency. Talk to your doctor about how to manage this condition if you develop it.
What are the side effects of Zegerid OTC?
Zegerid OTC. This medication is a combination of omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate. It is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It is also used to prevent stomach bleeding in very ill patients.
How does sodium bicarbonate work on Zegerid OTC?
Zegerid OTC contains a combination of omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate. Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid your stomach produces. Sodium bicarbonate is an antacid that raises the pH in your stomach to keep the omeprazole from breaking down in stomach acid.
What are the inactive ingredients in Tylenol cool caplets?
The Cool Caplets are flavored, elongated white coated capsules. According to Tylenol.com, the other inactive ingredients include: anhydrous citric acid, D&C Red #33, FD&C Red #40, flavor, high fructose corn syrup, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, purified water, saccharin sodium, sodium benzoate, sorbitol solution.
What makes Zegerid the best OTC heartburn medicine?
Only Zegerid OTC features a unique, dual-ingredient formula: The leading prescription acid reducer (omeprazole). Plus a second ingredient (sodium bicarbonate) that protects the powerful medicine from acid in the stomach – allowing absorption of this omeprazole product.