What is Omeprazole-Sodium Bicarbonate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Zegerid OTC Zegerid

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Omeprazole-sodium bicarbonate is a proton pump inhibitor used for short term treatment of ulcer disease; for heartburn and other symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease; for healing of erosive esophagitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Acid reflux 15 8
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 15 4
General health 5 0
Support digestive health 2 1
Barrett's esophagus 1 0
Bowel irritability 1 1

Show all 16 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
1
Mild
2
None
12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Omeprazole-Sodium Bicarbonate

Side effect Patients
Bad taste in mouth 1
Increased insomnia 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Omeprazole-Sodium Bicarbonate

Dosage Patients
20 mg-1,100 mg daily 3
40 mg-1,100 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Omeprazole-Sodium Bicarbonate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 5
Did not seem to work 4
Other 4
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 2
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 15 patients who've stopped taking Omeprazole-Sodium Bicarbonate

Duration

Currently taking Omeprazole-Sodium Bicarbonate

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Omeprazole-Sodium Bicarbonate

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 8
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Omeprazole-Sodium Bicarbonate after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 2
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 1

Patients stopped taking Omeprazole-Sodium Bicarbonate and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 1
Last updated:

2 patient evaluations for Omeprazole-Sodium Bicarbonate

Dec 31, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 40 mg-1100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 12, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 40 mg-1100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's help the acid in your stomach....
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 1, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 40 mg-1100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Managing my acid and pain
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 23, 2009 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg-1100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: when I miss it I can tell the difference,
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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