What is Zegerid OTC?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Omeprazole-Sodium Bicarbonate

Zegerid OTC is a brand name for the combination of omeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor, and sodium bicarbonate. It is used in the treatment of heartburn and gasto-esophogeal reflex.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Acid reflux 10 6
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 10 4
General health 3 0
Support digestive health 2 1
Barrett's esophagus 1 0
Crohn's disease 1 0

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  • 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 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Zegerid OTC

Side effect Patients
Bad taste in mouth 1
Increased insomnia 1

Why patients stopped taking Zegerid OTC

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Expense 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 2
Side effects too severe 2
Personal research 1
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Duration

Stopped taking Zegerid OTC

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 12
Usually 0
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 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 5
Not specified 5
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2 patient evaluations for Zegerid OTC

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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