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Is it safe to take medication that has expired? My bottle of zegerid says "do not take after. ..." it's past the date, but the bottle is still sealed.

Is it safe to take medication that has expired? My bottle of zegerid says "do not take after. ..." it's past the date, but the bottle is still sealed.

Better not to: It is better not to take expired medication- especially if you are talking about antibiotics- as it may not be effective anymore. Call your doctor and have a new one sent to pharmacy for you. ...Read more

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Can you take zegerid twice a day?

You can but: It is usually once a day, no harm if was taking twice in one day once, but to do that every day might not be safe. And it means that some thing is not right, either patient is not following diet, and eat what ever they want and expect the medicine to take care of it, or a diagnosis was not complete or wrong. See your GI ...Read more

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Is Zegerid available as a generic?

PPI: It depends on your plan. It is available OTC so most plans should cover generic version. ...Read more

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I have g.E.R.D is it ok to take zegerid OTC longer than the 14 days?

I have g.E.R.D is it ok to take zegerid OTC longer than the 14 days?

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 need to see a doctor as soon as possible. Some conditions will require long term use of acid reducers but you should be under medical supervision. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could take zegerid and Zantac (ranitidine) together?

Interaction: There may be minor interaction (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1991-1283, 1751-11098) ...Read more

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Can I take levaquin, (levofloxacin) zegerid, flexril together?

Can I take levaquin, (levofloxacin) zegerid, flexril together?

Yes and no: You can take all of these medications the same day. However for maximum effectiveness you should take the zegerid at least 1 half hour before the other medications and with nothing but a glass of water during that time period. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take a vitamins after taking zegerid?

Go ahead: Vitamins have little toxicity and while I'm among the minority of phyiscians who think taking a cheap vitamin-and-mineral supplement is worth the few dollars per year, the glitzy ones you buy online are placebos. Don't make yourself sick taking too much vitamin a or vitamin d or absurdly high doses of vitamin c. Otherwise, go ahead. ...Read more

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Took alinia 2x day for 7 days and zegerid for 5 days. Developed a mild body tremor Off alinia 5 days and zegerid 3 still tremor. Coincidence or normal?

Took alinia 2x day for 7 days and zegerid for 5 days. Developed a mild body tremor Off alinia 5 days and zegerid 3 still tremor. Coincidence or normal?

Difficult to say: Well, first, there's the underlying condition. Nausea/vomiting from gastrointestinal conditions WILL produce tremor (can be from serious electrolyte/salt imbalance requiring treatment).
Although tremor is NEVER mentioned under side effects of nitazoxanide, since it acts on nerves of germ/parasite....there's a small theoretical possibility. ...Read more

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Can u take zegerid with pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

Can u take zegerid with pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

Yes: There should be no interactions between the two medicines. See your doctor if they don't work, however. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and take zegerid (40 mg) daily. Recently, I am experiencing a tightness in the middle of my chest. I have no other symptoms

I have acid reflux and take zegerid (40 mg) daily. Recently, I am experiencing a tightness in the middle of my chest. I have no other symptoms

Zegerid: Zegerid is a combination of Omeprazole (a proton pump inhibitor antacid) plus sodium bicarbonate as a quick relief antacid and helps to protect Omeprazole while in transit thru the stomach. It is used for patients with ulcers, gastritis and gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn).

Chest tightness can be from a variety of reasons and needs better characterization. It can be from a gastrointestinal cause, such as gastroesophageal reflux, but can also be due to cardiac reasons, such as angina or a heart attack, or from lung problems, such as asthma, as well as from musculoskeletal problems. If this tightness has not been usually associated with your heartburn, then I suggest that you seek medical attention to make sure that this is not cardiac in nature. Since you do not provide any information about other medical conditions, history of risk factors for heart problems, such as smoking, elevated cholesterol levels, diabetes, hypertension, I cannot give you an indication of likelihood of any of these diagnosis. ...Read more

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Will taking an OTC medicine such as Prilosec or zegerid interfere with prescription meds such as metformin?

Will taking an OTC medicine such as Prilosec or zegerid interfere with prescription meds such as metformin?

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 any and all other meds at least 2 hours before or the next morning. ...Read more

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Can I take weight loss meds with zegerid? I need an appetite suppressant or something but not sure which meds I can take with the zegerid

Can I take weight loss meds with zegerid? I need an appetite suppressant or something but not sure which meds I can take with the zegerid

Needs monitoring: You need monitoring when taking antacids/ppi like zegerid with common prescription appetite suppressants because they can increase the level of the suppressant. I'm not a fan of appetite suppressants though. They don't work long term & obesity is a chronic condition. If you don't master the habits for healthy weight, you're going to gain it back. If you master them, you don't need meds. ...Read more

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Could I be taking the wrong acid reflux medicine if I am still constantly burping and having chest pains? I have had acid reflux for over a year now and I have been taking zegerid OTC since I don't have health insurance. Recently I have been constantly bu

Could I be taking the wrong acid reflux medicine if I am still constantly burping and having chest pains? I have had acid reflux for over a year now and I have been taking zegerid OTC since I don't have health insurance. Recently I have been constantly bu

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 your insurance concerns, but please seek out a local clinic (there are free clinics that can often help you so ask for that). If the zegerid isn't working, then you could also add carafate (sucralfate) which works a different way (it coats the esophagus/stomach) which may help you. Also as you know, if you are overweight then losing weight will help, sleep with your head elevated, and don't smoke or drink which increases stomach acid. Please have a medical evaluation by a GI doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with having a gastric ulcer and barrett's esophagus. I'm currently on 40 mg. Per day of zegerid, what to do?

I was diagnosed with having a gastric ulcer and barrett's esophagus. I'm currently on 40 mg. Per day of zegerid, what to do?

Take your meds: Take your meds regularly. Zegerid is best taken on an empty stomach.
a follow up endoscopy will likely be indicated. The timing of the repeat endoscopy will depend on the Barrett's esophagus biopsy results (if there is dysplasia or not) ...Read more

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I'm taking zegerid (baking soda), for my reflux. Can this have something to do withhaving a stone or UTI symptoms or is it good for the kidneys?

Omeprazole + soda: Zegerid is a drug, omeprazole, plus sodium bicarbonate. And yes, it can cause acid/base imbalance and interfere with normal renal function. Especially if you're taking extra baking soda on the side! ...Read more

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I have been talking zegerid for 2 months now, I had UTI 3 weeks ago, still having pain, test show no infection but pH is high. Can the meds causethis?

Yes: Zegerid contains bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) which can alter your urine ph. Ask your doc to switch you to a simple ppi class drug to see if symptom abates ...Read more

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Left sided pain forced trip to er. Gerd and possible ulcer. Zegrid safe to take everyday before bedtime?

Left sided pain forced trip to er. Gerd and possible ulcer. Zegrid safe to take everyday before bedtime?

Yes: It takes 4-8 weeks to heal an ulcer if in fact that what is going on. Remember that it must be taken on an empty stomach. Typically 1 hour before a meal and should only be taken with water. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more