What is Zegerid?
Zegerid is used to treat heartburn and other symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This medicine is also used to treat ulcers and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid production.
What does Zegerid contains?
Zegerid 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.
How should Zegerid be consumed?
Usually, this medicine is to be taken on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before eating a meal.
What should be avoided while taking Zegerid?
This medicine can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, inform doctor before consuming anti-diarrhea medicine.
What happens if Zegerid is consumed in excess?
Overdose symptoms may include confusion, drowsiness, dry mouth, blurred vision, fast heartbeats, sweating, vomiting, and warmth or tingling.