"Dec. 4, 2012 -- Acid reflux is the most common reason U.S. adults undergo a procedure where a viewing tube is put down their throat. But many people don't need it, according to new advice from one of internal medicine's main professional groups."...
Zegerid Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate (Zegerid)?
- What are the possible side effects of omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate (Zegerid)?
- What is the most important information I should know about omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate (Zegerid)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate (Zegerid)?
- How should I take omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate (Zegerid)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Zegerid)?
- What happens if I overdose (Zegerid)?
- What should I avoid while taking omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate (Zegerid)?
- What other drugs will affect omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate (Zegerid)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Zegerid)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Zegerid)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate (Zegerid)?
This medication can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Avoid taking this medicine with milk if you use omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate long-term.
What other drugs will affect omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate (Zegerid)?
Omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate can change the way your body absorbs or eliminates certain other drugs. Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate, especially:
- diazepam (Valium) or similar sedatives;
- digoxin, digitalis;
- disulfiram, Antabuse;
- rifabutin, rifampin, rifapentine;
- sodium polystyrene sulfonate;
- St. John's wort;
- an antibiotic--ampicillin, clarithromycin, nafcillin, rifampin;
- an antifungal medicine--ketoconazole, voriconazole;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin, Coumadin;
- calcium supplements or iron supplements (including ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous sulfonate);
- a diuretic or "water pill";
- HIV medicine--atazanavir, efavirenz, nelfinavir, nevirapine, rilpivirine, ritonavir, saquinavir; or
- seizure medication--carbamazepine, fosphenytoin, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Copyright 1996-2013 Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 11.03. Revision date: 2/14/2013.
Your use of the content provided in this service indicates that you have read,understood and agree to the End-User License Agreement,which can be accessed by clicking on this link.
Additional Zegerid Information
Zegerid - User Reviews
Zegerid User Reviews
Now you can gain knowledge and insight about a drug treatment with Patient Discussions.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
Get the latest treatment options.