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prilosec vs zegerid otc

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
Antacaid: Zegerid otc contains sodium bicarbonate which is an antacid in addition to Omeprazole which is in both.

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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
34 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Otc Prilosec et. Al. Will change the acidity of the stomach. Some rx meds need the acid to be absorbed. Take the Prilosec alone at bedtime. Take an ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Probably: Zegerid otc is a proprietary brand of Omeprazole plus sodium bicarbonate. Omeprazole is used for long term control of peptic ulcers, etc. However, it' ... Read More
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Dr. George T Tsai
27 years experience General Surgery
Yes but: Otc acid reducers help reduce the discomfort of gerd. If you are not drastically better after 2 wks or your symptoms worsen during treatment, you nee ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Have : Have you had an endoscopy to look at your esophagus? That sounds like very severe heartburn and you should be completely evaluated. I understand you ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
20 years experience Family Medicine
Absorption: Generic Omeprazole is the same medication as Prilosec otc. However, the formulation may result in different absorption so that the levels of medicati ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
26 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: If you need it, yes. Pepcid (famotidine) will help pretty soon anter taking it , Prilosec will take couple days to work.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Prilosec: It is not true and certainly would not lead to osteoporosis at your age unless you are taking other meds that might affect your bones. What you need ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alvin Wells
42 years experience Rheumatology
PPI: Both of these medications are considered proton pump inhibitors, PPI. They work by inhibiting the acid produced by the stomach and therefore decreasi ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
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It can be: It can be, for very mild symptoms. For more persistent symptoms of reflux, a 6-week course of everyday use often results in prolonged relief that can ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Not: Necessarily but if you follow under GERD precautions symptoms may improve. No smoking, small meals, upright during eating and at least one hour, avoi ... Read More
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