Average Rating: 2.8 (17 Ratings)

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 5  GERD diarrhea after taking it for extended time 35 2 years
30 mg 1X D
 4  Reflux None I have been taking this for 6 years. Never experienced any side effects like the other PPIs. I love it- I do take a magnesium supplement as well , as PPIs are known to lower absorption of Mag, Potassium and Calcium. Best PPI on the market! F 49 6 years
20 1X D
 4  Acid Reflux None, but a slight increase in appetite. Zegerid seemed to work fine for me. I had bad side effects with a few of the H2 Blockers (e.g., Zantac, Pepcid, etc.). I also take Aciphex in the morning. Both Aciphex and Zegerid are the two PPI's that worked best for me with little to no side effects. M 49 3 years
40 MG 1X D
 1  Gerd Pinpricks of itchiness on body. Itchy burning feeling on back. Feels like shivers across my skin. F 39 4 days
20 1X D
 1  Ulcer/Gastritis, Acid Reflux Nausea, loss of appetite, loose and urgent stools, stomach pain, extremely slow digestion, exhaustion, flu-like feeling, severe dairy intolerance. The first pill worked like a miracle! The 2nd pill had me feeling/looking so sick that my husband almost took me to the ER. Turns out I had all the symptoms of an overdose - 24 hours after taking the 1st dose! I had to take it less and less often until I was only taking 20mg once a week. And it slowed my digestion to the point that I got diagnosed with gastroparesis. I had always had a VERY fast metabolism before. You're supposed to take it on an empty stomach (this is no joke - if you have ANY food in your stomach, the side effects will be much worse) and I often had to wait 20-24 hours AFTER eating before I'd even feel hungry again. A drink of water would make me feel full. This pill made me so miserable, but stopping it brought the acid reflux back with a vengeance. But it was worth putting up with the breakthrough acid (when it never completely cured the acid reflux in the first place, even with a very restricted diet) to get away from this horrible pill. Good news: it cured my stomach lining issues. Bad news: I'm stuck with more trouble than I originally had. It's been over a year since I took the last pill and I'm still nowhere near back to normal. It's been a slow recovery. This drug is dangerous. It works, but only use it as a last resort - and BE MONITORED CLOSELY BY YOUR DOCTOR!! F 26 6 months
40 1X D
 1  Acid Reflix Chest pain, tightness in the chest. Began taking this for the treatment of Acid Reflux. Early on I had mild chest pains and an EKG came up negative. After about 90 days, I again had chest pains and pains in my left arm. I spent two days in the hospital and test results showed nothing was wrong. Researching the drug online I found others with similar side effects. I switched to another medication and the chest pains went away. M 46 90 days
30 1X D
 1  GERD Irritability, dizziness, headaches This helped my GERD, but about two hours after taking this, I felt instantly mad. I know it was the medication, because I stopped taking it, and the next day I felt back to normal (mentally). F 32 1 months
40mg 1X D
 1  GERD From the second day I started getting headaches. By day five, the headache was so bad I thought my head would explode and could not sleep all night from the pain. I stopped it completely then. It never improved my symptoms at all in the five days I took it. F 40 5 days
 1  GERD / Peptic ulcer nausea / vomiting approximately 20 minutes after taking medication in the morning and at night, 30 lbs weight loss, dizziness, extreme burning sensation in chest / throat / mouth, very foggy-headed Short-term may be okay for some patients. I have not talked to anybody that was able to tolerate this medication longer than a couple of months. I would suggest a serious conversation with the physician if this is prescribed to you. F 40 8 months
 5  acid reflux Had chest pain at first, don't know if it was the medicine or not. Could have had something to do with the gallbladder surgery. Started taking it again after a week and so far no more chest pain. Works better than anything else I have taken. My main problem is nausea which my doctor says is acid reflux. I have tried all the other medicines out there and nothing has worked. I'd say this works about 95% of the time. Still have some nausea with certain foods but nothing like before. I can finally stop living off chicken noodle soup and crackers ! F 35 10 days
 1  GERD/Reflux nausea, vomiting, increased blood pressure, lightheadedness, weakness, digestive disorder, sweating, chest pain. Day one=whole day in bed Day two=ended up in the ER No more, this med can kill me. M 72 2 days
 5  Barrett's and GERD Burning Stomach for a short while after begging the medidication and headaches but this subsided. Doc advised me this medication is known to cause low Vitamin D and B 12. I tried every medication out there as I had severe symptoms and this has worked the best for me. I take 40 mg once a day. If you can get past the initial adjustment it works great. M 36 2 years
 4  acid reflux I just recently began taking zegerid and have not experienced any negative side effects. I I am not sure if it's too soon to tell if it's helping my acid reflux, but I do seem to be having less trouble eating. M 42 5 days
 2  GERD Dizzy, stomach cramps, depression, burning feeling in stomach after taking it Worked for the acid reflux but made me feel like I was in another world F 30 2 months
 2  Reflux I was pretty dizzy while taking this. F 29 3 months
 5  GERD None Stops GERD in it's tracks with no side effects. F 52 16 months
 5  Acid reflux, indigestion I haven't experienced any side effects while on this medicine. The best medicine I've ever taken for acid reflux and other stomach/esophagus related problems. Feel completely cured! F 25 30 days

ZEGERID  (MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE; OMEPRAZOLE: SODIUM BICARBONATE):  This medication is a combination of omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate. It is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It is also used to prevent stomach bleeding in very ill patients. Omeprazole works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Sodium bicarbonate is an antacid that reduces stomach acid and helps omeprazole to work better. This medication relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. It helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus. If you are self-treating with this medication, over-the-counter omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate products are used to treat frequent heartburn (occurring 2 or more days a week). Since it may take 1 to 4 days to have full effect, these products do not relieve heartburn right away. For over-the-counter products, carefully read the package instructions to make sure the product is right for you. Check the ingredients on the label even if you have used the product before. The manufacturer may have changed the ingredients. Also, products with similar brand names may contain different ingredients meant for different purposes. Taking the wrong product could harm you.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)