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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.
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