Zegerid is one of those bullcorn “me too” drugs in the worst kind of way. If massive advertisements for it start as the “latest treatment for heartburn,” it’s best to just put your fingers in your ears and shout “La la la, I can’t hear you la la la!”
Health Care Renewal has a great writeup on it; it’s essentially the exact same thing as over-the-counter Prilosec or prescription Nexium, just mixed with baking soda, and dissolvable in water. (What a breakthrough! Congratulations, Pharma!)
Although 42 doses of over-the counter omeperazole [Prilosec/Nexium] costs about $25 at retail, Santurus is selling 30 doses of Zegerid for about $140.
“That’s a lot to pay for baking soda,” says the significant other.
If you buy this, you are an idiot.