- Are Zegerid and Nexium the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Zegerid?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Nexium?
- What is Zegerid?
- What is Nexium?
- What Drugs Interact with Zegerid?
- What Drugs Interact with Nexium?
- How Should Zegerid Be Taken?
- How Should Nexium Be Taken?
Are Zegerid and Nexium the Same Thing?
Zegerid (omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate) and Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) are used to treat ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid production.
Both Zegerid and Nexium contain a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI). Zegerid also contains an antacid.
Both Zegerid and Nexium may interact with clopidogrel, diazepam or similar sedatives, digoxin, methotrexate, rifampin, St. John's wort, tacrolimus, blood thinners, iron-containing medicines (ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous sulfate, and others),
Zegerid may also interact with bosentan, citalopram, cyclosporine, digitalis, disulfiram, antabuse, rifabutin, rifapentine, sodium polystyrene sulfonate, antibiotics, calcium supplements, diuretics (water pills), and seizure medications.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Zegerid?
Common side effects of Zegerid include:
- swelling of the hands or feet,
- symptoms of a low magnesium blood level (such as unusually fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, persistent muscle spasms, seizures), or
- sudden weight gain.
- stomach pain,
- dry mouth,
- dizziness, and
Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Zegerid including:
What Are Possible Side Effects of Nexium?
Common side effects of Nexium include:
What is Zegerid?
Zegerid (omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate) is a combination of a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) and an antacid used to treat ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid production. Zegerid may be available in generic form.
What is Nexium?
Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) that blocks acid production in the stomach and is used to treat stomach and duodenal ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
What Drugs Interact With Zegerid?
Zegerid may interact with bosentan, citalopram, clopidogrel, cyclosporine, diazepam or similar sedatives, digoxin, digitalis, disulfiram, Antabuse, methotrexate, rifabutin, rifampin, rifapentine, sodium polystyrene sulfonate, St. John's wort, tacrolimus, antibiotics, antifungals, blood thinners, calcium supplements or iron supplements (including ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous sulfonate), diuretics (water pills), HIV medicines, or seizure medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Zegerid; it is unknown if Zegerid will harm a fetus. Zegerid can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Breastfeeding while using Zegerid is not recommended.
What Drugs Interact With Nexium?
Drug interactions include Valium (diazepam), Nizoral (ketoconazole), Lanoxin (digoxin), Invirase (saquinavir), Viracept (nelfinavir), Reyataz (atazanavir), Plavix (clopidogrel), and Pletal (cilostazol). Nexium should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
How Should Zegerid Be Taken?
Dose and duration of treatment with Zegerid depends on the condition being treated. For ulcers, GERD, erosive esophagitis and eradication of H. pylori the usual recommended dose for adults is 20-40 mg daily. Follow instructions from your doctor.
How Should Nexium Be Taken?
Nexium dosage depends on the condition being treated.
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