Why do doctors prescribe Zegerid?

Doctors prescribe Zegerid (omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate) to treat ulcers in the stomach or small intestine by lowering the amount of acid the stomach produces. It is used to treat damage in the esophagus, the tube that goes from the throat to the stomach. Zegerid is also used to treat acid reflux disease (GERD), a condition where acid flows upward from the stomach.

Nonprescription Zegerid is available over-the-counter and is used to treat heartburn that occurs at least two days a week.

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