Omeprazole/Sodium Bicarbonate Oral Capsule
Zegerid Reformulated Aug 2006
This medicine is used for the following purposes:
- inflammation of the esophagus
- stomach acid reflux
- ulcers in stomach or intestines
- ulcers in stomach or intestines
Swallow the medicine without crushing or chewing it.
Take the medicine with 250 mL (1 cup) of water.
Take this medicine 1 hour before a meal.
It is very important that you take the medicine at about the same time every day. It will work best if you do this.
Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not keep in the bathroom.
Keep the medicine away from heat and light.
This medicine can reduce the absorption of other medicines. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the best times to use this product.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.
Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.
If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.
Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Check with your doctor before stopping.
This medicine contains sodium. If you are on a low sodium diet, consider this as part of your total sodium diet.
This medicine may interfere with some lab test results. Be sure to tell all your healthcare providers that you are taking this medicine.
Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Contact your doctor if you notice a change in the amount or darkening of your urine.
Please tell your doctor if you have moderate to severe diarrhea while on this medicine. Do not treat the diarrhea with over-the-counter diarrhea medicine.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not take St. John's wort while on this medicine.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
This medicine can cause serious side effects in some patients. Important information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is available from your pharmacist. Please review it carefully with your pharmacist to understand the risks associated with this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- stomach upset or abdominal pain
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- abdominal cramps
- severe or persistent abdominal pain
- bone pain
- severe, watery or bloody diarrhea
- swelling in the neck or throat
- fast or irregular heart beats
- pain in the joints
- signs of kidney damage (such as bloody or bubbly urine, or changes in urine color or amount)
- muscle aches, spasms or abnormal movements
- feeling of numbness or tingling in your hands and feet
- butterfly-shaped rash on nose and cheeks
- blood in stool
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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