Omeprazole/Sodium Bicarbonate Drug Information
Omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate (Zegerid®) is a prescription drug used to treat conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastric ulcers, and duodenal ulcers. There is also a nonprescription form of this medication sold under the name Zegerid OCT™, which is used to treat frequent heartburn.
Prescription omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate comes in the form of a capsule and a powder (which is mixed with water to make an oral suspension). The medicine is taken once daily on an empty stomach. As a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), this drug works by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach.
Before beginning treatment with omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate, information on this drug's potential risks should be fully reviewed with your healthcare provider. Also, tell your healthcare provider if you have any other medical conditions or if you are taking any other medications (including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements).
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