OTC Heartburn Treatment Available in New Orally Disintegrating Tablets

The product dissolves in the mouth without water
The product dissolves in the mouth without water

Perrigo announced the launch of store brand Omeprazole Delayed Release Orally Disintegrating Tablets (ODT) 20mg for the treatment of frequent heartburn (occurring ≥2 days a week).

Omeprazole ODT utilizes MelTech technology that allows the tablet to dissolve in the mouth without water. Each dose provides 24-hour relief and is intended for use as a 14-day course of treatment every 4 months. Omeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), blocks the final step of acid production through specific inhibition of the H+/K+ ATPase enzyme system at the secretory surface of the gastric parietal cell. 

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"Our novel Omeprazole ODT product combines the effective heartburn relief of omeprazole with innovative MelTech™ melt-in-your-mouth technology that heartburn sufferers desire. Perrigo is excited to be the first to bring this innovation to the heartburn OTC category while still delivering quality, affordable store-brand products to consumers," said Jeff Needham, EVP and President, Consumer Healthcare Americas.

Omeprazole ODT is available over-the-counter (OTC) in 20mg strength strawberry-flavored tablets and is supplied in 42-count packages. 

For more information call (866) 634-9120 or visit DissolveYourHeartburn.com.