Originally Posted by bonsue30
I have had GERD for years. Had a terrible bout in 2004. Switched from prevacid to aciphex. Another bad reflux episode end of Feb. Aciphex doesn't seem to be working well anymore. GI doctor prescribed Zegerid 40mg 2x/day however I am hesitant to take it, as it has sodium bicarbonate in it (along with prilosec). I have high blood pressure and am worried about the effects of sodium on my BP. I am not sure what to do at this point. Anybody have any experiences with Zegerid who have high blood pressure? Any suggestions?
My doctor recommended this too! I decided to stick with the over the counter Prilosec twice a day and an occassional Mylanta or Maalox. I try not to take more than one or two a day. I am guessing that this is the new drug suggested by drug reps? I probably need to change/up my meds too, but I also have high blood pressure. I asked my doctor about the sodium and he didn't seem to think it was a big deal. But then, as I understand it, this drug is fairly new.