Zegerid OTC approved for frequent heartburn

ZEGERID OTC (omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate) 20mg/1100mg capsule by Merck
ZEGERID OTC (omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate) 20mg/1100mg capsule by Merck
The FDA has approved Zegerid OTC (omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate capsules, from Merck) for the over-the-counter treatment of frequent heartburn. Zegerid OTC combines omeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) with sodium bicarbonate, which protects omeprazole from acid in the stomach.

Merck's consumer healthcare division, Schering-Plough Healthcare Products, is expected to make available Zegerid OTC in an omeprazole 20mg/sodium bicarbonate 1100mg dosage strength in the first half of 2010.

For more information call (800) 842-4090 or visit www.ZegeridOTC.com.