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Zegerid OTC Dosage

There is only one standard dose of Zegerid OTC for treating frequent heartburn. This dose is one 20-mg capsule taken once a day for 14 days. If you need to repeat the treatment course, you must wait four months before starting the medication again. It is important to swallow the capsules whole and not to chew or crush them.

An Introduction to Dosing With Zegerid OTC

There is only one standard recommended dose for Zegerid OTC™ (omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate). As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Zegerid OTC Dosage for Heartburn

The recommended Zegerid OTC dosage for treating frequent heartburn is one capsule once daily in the morning, at least one hour before eating. Each Zegerid OTC capsule contains 20 mg of omeprazole and 1100 mg of sodium bicarbonate.
 
Zegerid OTC is used for a 14-day course of treatment, with repeated courses allowed once every four months. However, many (if not most) people who take medications like Zegerid OTC need to take them on a long-term basis. There is no reason that Zegerid OTC cannot be used for a long period of time, except that an evaluation by a healthcare provider is probably warranted, to rule out the possibility of more serious problems.
 
If your healthcare provider recommends that you take Zegerid OTC for longer than 14 days, you may completely disregard the label directions that warn against doing so.
 
The prescription version of Zegerid can be taken during the day or at bedtime, as long as it is taken on an empty stomach at least one hour before a meal. This suggests that you could probably also take Zegerid OTC at bedtime if you desire (instead of in the morning), as long as you take it on an empty stomach.
 
Some people may wonder if Zegerid OTC is interchangeable with prescription Zegerid. For practical purposes, Zegerid OTC 20 mg capsules should be equivalent to prescription Zegerid 20 mg capsules. However, two Zegerid OTC 20 mg capsules are not equivalent to one prescription Zegerid 40 mg capsule. Two Zegerid OTC 20 mg capsules provide 2200 mg of sodium bicarbonate, which is twice as much as in one 40 mg Zegerid capsule.
 

Zegerid OTC Medication Information

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