omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate - oral, Zegerid
GENERIC NAME: OMEPRAZOLE/SODIUM BICARBONATE - ORAL (oh-MEH-pruh-zole/SO-dee-um bye-KAR-buh-nate)
BRAND NAME(S): Zegerid
USES: This medication is used to treat acid-related stomach and throat problems (e.g., acid reflux or GERD, ulcers, erosive esophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome). It is also used to decrease the risk of stomach bleeding in very ill patients and may be used in combination with antibiotics to treat certain types of ulcers caused by bacterial infection.This medication is a combination of omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate. Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that blocks acid production in the stomach. Sodium bicarbonate is an antacid added to decrease acid levels in the stomach and improve the effectiveness of omeprazole. Decreasing excess stomach acid can help relieve symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, persistent cough, and trouble sleeping. It can also prevent serious acid damage to your digestive system (e.g., ulcers, cancer of the esophagus).
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