What is Zegerid?

Zegerid is a prescription medication containing omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate, two drugs that treat ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), as well as other conditions that result from excessive stomach acid production.

Omeprazole works by decreasing how much stomach acid your body produces. Sodium bicarbonate is an antacid. It works by raising the pH in the stomach.

Zegerid comes in capsules and powder packets that can be absorbed into water. If you take the capsule version, be sure to get the proper dose. Zegerid comes in 20 mg and 40 mg forms and yet both forms contain the same amount of sodium bicarbonate. So if you are supposed to have the 40 mg dose but take two 20 mg capsules or powder packets instead, you will be getting too much sodium bicarbonate.

Zegerid is a prescription omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate medication. It is used to treat ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and erosive esophagitis. Omeprazole is in a class of medications called proton pump inhibitors. It works by decreasing the amount of acid made in the stomach. Omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate have a handful of possible side effects, including nausea.

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