How Zegerid OTC® Compares
Check out the chart below to see how Zegerid OTC® compares to other heartburn treatment options.
|Type||How They Work||Benefits|
|PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS (PPIs)
|The most power type of acid suppressors.
These medications work by preventing acid
pumps in the stomach from producing too
|24-hour relief of frequent heartburn*
with one dose per day
such at Pepcid®
|A type of medication that falls into a group
known as acid blockers or suppressors.
These drugs prevent a substance called
histamine from stimulating acid production.
|Up to 12-hour relief/prevention
of heartburn per dose
such at Tums®
|Neutralize stomach acids||Temporary relief from heartburn|
*As with all PPIs, may take 1-4 days for full effect, although some people get complete relief in 24. The trademarks referenced above are owned by their respective owners.