4.2
29 reviews
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Type:
Heartburn Medicine
Brand:
Zegerid
Zegerid OTC

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Zegerid OTC
 
4.2

(based on 29 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

This stuff is worth every dime!

My insurance refused to pick up the tab for my Nexium due to the overwhelming amount of OTC medications. Everything I tried didn't do as well until I tried Zegrid-OTC. I received the relief...Read complete review

My insurance refused to pick up the tab for my Nexium due to the overwhelming amount of OTC medications. Everything I tried didn't do as well until I tried Zegrid-OTC. I received the relief from acid reflux and I haven't had heartburn in a month. I am telling everyone about it. It cost a bit more than my co-pay would have been for the Nexium, but it is worth every dime!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Do not take this product long term!

First of all, I would like to say that the product does work. I had been taking it for quite a few years and it was the only thing I found that helped...Read complete review

First of all, I would like to say that the product does work. I had been taking it for quite a few years and it was the only thing I found that helped me. But I have recently learned that the medicine was never intended for long term use. I believe it has been causing me a number of issues such as malabsorption of vitamins and minerals, osteoporosis (I actually did break a hip and I'm only 55.), nervous system issues, and edema. When I learned of the possible connection it was just too much of a coincidence to ignore. I had to cease taking the medicine. My B12 level was so low the doctor is very concerned and has me on injections. Apparently, this is one big vitamin that Zegerid blocks absorption of. So, if you are taking this stuff you had better consult your physician. I'm now three weeks off of it and having a recurrence of my stomach issues. But I'm trying to find something else I can take that will work.

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I have to rate it high because it does work.

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1.0

Do not take this product long term!

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from USA

Comments about Zegerid OTC:

First of all, I would like to say that the product does work. I had been taking it for quite a few years and it was the only thing I found that helped me. But I have recently learned that the medicine was never intended for long term use. I believe it has been causing me a number of issues such as malabsorption of vitamins and minerals, osteoporosis (I actually did break a hip and I'm only 55.), nervous system issues, and edema. When I learned of the possible connection it was just too much of a coincidence to ignore. I had to cease taking the medicine. My B12 level was so low the doctor is very concerned and has me on injections. Apparently, this is one big vitamin that Zegerid blocks absorption of. So, if you are taking this stuff you had better consult your physician. I'm now three weeks off of it and having a recurrence of my stomach issues. But I'm trying to find something else I can take that will work.

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I have to rate it high because it does work.

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4.0

Help a pregnant lady out! Zegerid OTC Acid Reducer

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from Crewe, VA

Comments about Zegerid OTC:

My wife is battling heart burn during her third pregnancy.  She has tried lots of heartburn medicines with varying degrees of success.  She found a coupon for **Zegerid OTC Acid Reducer Capsules **and decided to try them out.  So far, they have been the most effective heartburn medicine she's taken.  

The pill is a bit large, so those who have a hard time swallowing pills may struggle a bit.

After taking the pill, my wife says it tastes like she's just had a soda, a kind of carbonated taste.

However, she says that it works well on her tough pregnancy heartburn.  It takes about 30 minutes to get the maximum effect from the medicine.  

The bottle does not have a child-proof cap, so care must be taken to keep it out of reach of children.  This has been especially true of us, a young family with two preschoolers and another child on the way.

Zederid stands as a good economical alternative to Prilosec OTC.  

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2.0

I did not think that it worked

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from White Plains, NY

Comments about Zegerid OTC:

I bought this product for the first time last week.  I have generally used zantac as needed before I eat spicy or products with tomatos in them.  That has generally worked for me in the past.  I saw this product which was on sale at cvs with extra care bucks back for buying the product.  I took it once daily for a full 14 days as advertised on the product.  I did not feel that it helped my occasional acid reflux.  I still needed to take additional medications after eating certain foods.  It did not prevent or lesson the symptoms that I frequently feel after eating italian or spicy foods.  I submitted this product for a full money back guarantee since I feel that it did not help my symptoms.  I hope that it helps your symptoms better than mine.  But there is a full money back guarantee offer up to 9/30/2010, so if you want to try the product risk free you can.  I will stick with my tums and zantac though for my occasional symptoms and will not buy this again.

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5.0

This stuff is worth every dime!

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from Gadsden, AL

Comments about Zegerid OTC:

My insurance refused to pick up the tab for my Nexium due to the overwhelming amount of OTC medications. Everything I tried didn't do as well until I tried Zegrid-OTC. I received the relief from acid reflux and I haven't had heartburn in a month. I am telling everyone about it. It cost a bit more than my co-pay would have been for the Nexium, but it is worth every dime!

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5.0

It is a wonder drug!!

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from Harrisburg, PA

Comments about Zegerid OTC:

I have very bad heartburn. I have tried all other drugs out there and I thank God for Zegerid. It has been my lifesaver. It works miracles. I suggest it to everyone I know that has heartburn problems.

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4.0

Heartburn Relief

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from Kissimmee, FL

Comments about Zegerid OTC:

Works way better when you drink it in the morning on a completely empty stomach.
Don't keep eating all of those things that give you heartburn because after a while the product is not as effective against it.

Effectiveness
At times it doesn't feel like it's working. I'm not sure whether it's a mental thing or not since I discoverd at one time that one of the capsules in the Zegerid bottle was empty.

Ease of Use
Easy to swallow.

Immediacy
When you start feeling your stomach tighten that's when you know it's time to eat.

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5.0

Zegerid complete relief and help for acid reflux and Gerds

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from small town, OH

Comments about Zegerid OTC:

Zegerid is the newest OTC medication on the market for the treatment of acid reflux and gerds.  Zegerid is classified as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI.)  Zegerid contains omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate.  Omeprazole works to control or lessen the amount of acid that is secreted into your stomach.  Sodium bicarbonate  works to help the absorption of omeprazole.  Zegerid can stop and/or control acid reflux which, if not treated and controlled, may lead to esophageal erosion which can turn into other serious conditions.  Zegerid does not provide immediate relief, but takes 1 to 4 for the full effects to be realized.   Once on a regular schedule of Zegerid it is only necessary to take one capsule a day to prevent frequent bouts of heartburn.  As with any OTC medication, you need to follow your doctor's instructions.  In addition to taking Zegerid, you ought to try and pinpoint and eliminate those foods that you  know will contribute to heartburn, acid reflux and gerds.  Zegerid can prevent and protect you again these digestive disorders, but you also need to keep your doctor informed of what OTC medication you are taking and eliminate troublesome foods.  Zegerid works.  And it can work for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1.0

DID NOT HELP, MATTER OF FACT MADE HEARTBURN & REFLUX WORSE!!!

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from Huntington, IN

Comments about Zegerid OTC:

I would not recommend this product for anyone who has FREQUENT acid reflux/heartburn. My husband and I both suffer from severe acid reflux flaring up at least 4 times per week. We both tried this product over a course of a month. With each dose it seemed to intensify the acid reflux/heartburn rather than soothe it. Would not recommend nor would I buy again.

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5.0

ZEGRID IS THE BEST

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from Poteet, TX

Comments about Zegerid OTC:

i have really bad acid reflux and i treid all heartburn medicine from nexium,zantac,prevacid,protonix,prilosec. and none of them worked. i always heard people liked prilosec said it worked from them, but it didnt for me at all.i know this has one indredient that prilosec has.but i tried this anyway. this works really fast within the hour you take it.i been using this for about 5 months now and i feel alot better now from the acid reflux.i dont really have no more side effects from acid reflux since i been using this.my doctor also recommended this that its okay to take.so if you tried prilosec and thought this had the same medcine in it and thought it wouldnt work like prilosec like i did. i say give this a try because it does work alot better than prilosec are any other heartburn medicine either non-prescription or prescription. it really works and best of all no side effects.

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4.0

Zegerid works, but...

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from Tomball, TX

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I suffer from daily reflux and decided to try Zegerid after using Prilosec for a few years.  Zegerid works great, but I have one complaint.  The pills are huge!  I usually swallow 3 pills at one time, but I had trouble swallowing the Zegerid pills.  I finished the package, but I don't plan to buy any more of them since Prilosec and Prevacid work just as well for me.

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