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Zegerid OTC

Generic Name: [oh-ME-pray-zol-and-SO-de-um-by-KAR-bon-ate]Omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate

Drug Class: Proton pump inhibitors

What is Zegerid OTC?

Zegerid OTC contains a combination of sodium bicarbonate and omeprazole. Omeprazole is an inhibitor of the proton pump that reduces the amount of acid that your stomach produces. It is an antacid that increases the pH of your stomach, preventing Omeprazole from breaking down stomach acid.

Zegerid OTC is used to treat frequent stomach pain that is experienced on two or more days in a week. It is not designed for immediate relief from heartburn.It can take between 1 and 4 days for Zegerid OTC to have full effect.


Zegerid OTC contains omeprazole, which could cause kidney problems. Consult your physician if you're having fewer urinations than normal or if there are some blood stains in your urine.

Omeprazole can result in the development of new or more severe symptoms of lupus. Inform your doctor if you are experiencing joint pain or a surface eruption on your arms or cheeks that gets worse in the sun.It is possible that you are more likely to sustain fractured bones while taking this medication for a long time or more than once every day.

The medicine is made up of sodium bicarbonate, which is a type of salt. Consult your physician if you have Bartter's syndrome (an uncommon kidney disease) or are following a diet that is low in salt.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't use Zegerid OTC if you're sensitive to omeprazole or sodium bicarbonate or are taking a medicine that contains Rilpivirine (Edurant, Juluca, Complera, or Odefsey).

Heartburn may be a sign of the early signs of a coronary attack. Seek medical attention immediately. If you are experiencing chest pain that extends to your shoulder or jaw and you are feeling anxious or lightheaded,

Zegerid OTC contains sodium bicarbonate as a form of salt. Each capsule has the equivalent of 303 milligrammes of sodium. If you're following a low-salt diet, you might not be able to take Zegerid OTC. Discuss this with your doctor.

To ensure that Zegerid OTC is safe for you, consult your physician or pharmacist if you have the following symptoms:

  • A rare kidney disorder referred to as Bartter's syndrome.
  • Liver disease;
  • Any sensitivities;
  • Heart failure;
  • Issues related to problems with acid-base (ph) balance within your body;
  • Low magnesium, calcium, and potassium in the blood.
  • If you're of Asian origin.

You could be more likely to suffer fractured bones in your wrist, hip, or spine if you take a long-term proton pump inhibitor or more than once daily. Talk with your doctor about ways to ensure your bones are healthy.

Consult a physician or pharmacist before taking this medication if you are nursing or pregnant.Zegerid OTC is not approved for use by anyone less than 18 years of age.

How to take Zegerid OTC?

Use Zegerid OTC exactly as prescribed by your pharmacist or doctor. Follow the directions on the label of the product and read the medication guide or instructions sheets.Zegerid OTC is for short-term usage only. You should take one capsule a day for 14 days. You can repeat the 14-day programme every four months.

Do not take more than 14 days. Do not take it more frequently than once every 4 months, unless directed by a physician.This medicine should be taken with a full stomach empty for at least 1 hour before having a meal.

Consume your Zegerid OTC capsule along with a full glass of drinking water. Do not mix it with any other liquid or food item. Suck each capsule intact, but don't crush, chew, break, crack, or even crack it.Be sure to keep the temperature at room temperatures, free of moisture and heat.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Utilize the medicine as quickly as you can; however, do not miss any missed doses if the scheduled dose comes due within under 12 hours. Do not take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms can consist of confusion, headache, blurred vision, drowsiness, rapid heartbeats, sweating, vomiting, dry mouth, and tingling or warmth.

What should be avoided?

The medicine may induce diarrhea. This may be a sign of an underlying intestinal problem. If you experience diarrhea that is either watery or bloody, contact your doctor before taking anti-diarrhoea drugs.

If you're taking this medicine for the long term, ask your doctor to prescribe calcium supplements. Also, ask your doctor about sources for calcium from dairy products or milk in general. Ingesting too much calcium when taking Zegerid OTC could harm your kidneys.

Side effects of Zegerid OTC

Get immediate medical attention. If you are experiencing symptoms that you are experiencing an allergic reaction to Zegerid OTC, such as hives, breathing problems, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

See your doctor right away if you are suffering from:

  • Extreme stomach discomfort; vomiting that is bloody or watery;
  • New or unusual pain in your back, wrist, or hip;
  • Muscle that is twitching or trembling;
  • A tingling sensation or numbness in your arms, face, or legs;
  • Confusion, dizziness;
  • A seizure;
  • Lower magnesium: dizziness, irregular heartbeats, feeling anxious muscles, muscle spasms, cough or choke sensation;
  • Kidney issues the result is a lack of or very little urine, blood in your urine, swelling, and rapid weight gain.
  • New or worsening symptoms of lupus, such as joint pain and a rash of skin on your arms or cheeks that gets worse when exposed to sunlight;
  • Vitamin b12 deficiencies cause breathlessness. Feeling lightheaded, having weak muscles, irregular heartbeats, fatigue, pale skin, and mood swings.

The most common zegerid otc side effects may include:

  • Headache;
  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, gas,

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

Omeprazole 20 mg is taken orally, at least once per day.
Therapy duration: up to 14 days
The OTC formulation course of treatment can be repeated every 4 months if necessary.
The full benefit of treatment could not be achieved until up to four days later.
Treatment for frequent heartburn that occurs at least two times a week

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your doctor your current medications. Numerous drugs may be incompatible with omeprazole or sodium bicarbonate, including:

  • Clopidogrel;
  • Cyclosporine;
  • Digoxin;
  • Methotrexate;
  • Rifampin;
  • John's wort

This list isn't complete, and other medications may influence Zegerid OTC. This includes prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs. are listed here.