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Old 04-06-2008, 10:51 PM   #1
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hesitant about zegerid

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?

 
Old 04-13-2008, 10:40 PM   #2
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Re: hesitant about zegerid

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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.

 
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:39 AM   #3
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Re: hesitant about zegerid

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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.

 
Old 04-19-2008, 11:00 AM   #4
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Re: hesitant about zegerid

I was on it for about 3 months before my surgery. My blood pressure went down while I was on it, but so did my weight. I am in my late 20's. The only effect it really had was that it raised the CO2 levels in my blood, sodium bicarbonate, but nothing else.

 
Old 04-19-2008, 02:46 PM   #5
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I was on it for about 3 months before my surgery. My blood pressure went down while I was on it, but so did my weight. I am in my late 20's. The only effect it really had was that it raised the CO2 levels in my blood, sodium bicarbonate, but nothing else.
Interesting! I could need to lose some weight and lower my blood pressure. What kind of surgery did you have?

 
Old 04-20-2008, 12:24 PM   #6
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I had the nissen fund.

 
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