Omeprazole and Sodium Bicarbonate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Omeprazole and Sodium Bicarbonate?

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• This medicine is used to prevent or treat gastrointestinal ulcers caused by infection.

• This medicine is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease.

• This medicine is used to treat heartburn.

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat ulcers of the esophagus (swallowing tube).

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you need Zegerid OTC™ for more than 14 days in a row or if you need to take again before 4 months, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have high bicarbonate levels, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have low calcium levels, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have low potassium levels, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you are on a low-salt diet (contains salt), talk with healthcare provider.

• Use caution if you have risk factors for osteoporosis (alcohol use, cigarette smoking, other family members with osteoporosis, taking medicines to treat seizures, taking steroids).

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer,...

 
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