Acid Reflux and Heartburn Medicines: Choose ZEGERID
Is ZEGERID right for you? Print this valuable resource and talk to your doctor.
Most patients with commercial insurance will pay only $10 for each ZEGERID prescription. Some restrictions apply.
ZEGERID is an immediate-release PPI that provides long-lasting, 24-hour acid control
If you want the most effective treatment for heartburn and acid reflux symptoms due to acid reflux disease, then you need a heartburn medicine called a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), which helps reduce the amount of acid produced by the cells in your stomach.
How acid reflux and heartburn medicines work
Special acid-producing cells in the lining of the stomach contain pumps (proton pumps) that release acid into the stomach as part of digestion. With each dose, the heartburn medicine in a PPI gets into the bloodstream and attaches to some of these pumps, blocking the release of acid. Once a pump is blocked by the medicines in a PPI, it is "turned off" and can no longer release acid, providing effective heartburn treatment. By turning off the pumps, the PPI helps reduce the amount of acid being produced in your stomach, providing acid reflux relief.
ZEGERID is a proton pump inhibitor, which is a heartburn medicine used for acid reflux disease treatment.