Zegerid OTC® is the only 24-hour frequent heartburn treatment that contains two active ingredients: the leading prescription acid reducer (omeprazole), plus a second ingredient (sodium bicarbonate) that protects the omeprazole from acid in the stomach — so it can be absorbed by the body and get right to work treating frequent heartburn.
One Zegerid OTC® capsule (daily dose) contains 303 mg of sodium. This amount is comparable to the amount of sodium in two slices of white bread (300 mg). Ask a doctor before use if you have a sodium-restricted diet.
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), such as Zegerid OTC®, are medicines specifically indicated for treating frequent heartburn. They are highly effective because they block acid production at the source by deactivating acid pumps in your stomach. And PPIs only need to be taken once a day for 14 days.
From an active ingredient perspective, there is no difference between Zegerid OTC® 20 mg capsule and prescription Zegerid® 20 mg capsule. While they contain the same active ingredients, the dosage strengths and indications differ between prescription Zegerid® and Zegerid OTC®. Zegerid OTC® is available in a 20 mg strength and is indicated for frequent heartburn. Prescription Zegerid® is available as both 20 mg and 40 mg strengths, and is indicated for conditions that require a doctor’s diagnosis and treatment.