Equate Acid Reducer Omeprazole Capsules, 20.6 mg, 42 Ct, 3 Pk

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Equate Acid Reducer Omeprazole Capsules, 20.6 mg, 42 Ct, 3 Pk

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<p><b>OMEPRAZOLE DELAYED-RELEASE CAPSULES 20 MG, 42 CT</b><br /></p> <ul> <li>Acid Reducer</li> <li>Treats frequent heartburn occurring 2 or more days a week</li> <li>Proton Pump Inhibitor</li> <li>Easy to swallow capsule</li> <li>Gluten-free</li> <li>Compare to the active ingredient in Prilosec OTC<sup>&reg;</sup>*</li> </ul> <br /> <b>What is heartburn and what are the symptoms?</b> <sup>3</sup> <br />Also known as acid indigestion, sour stomach or acid reflux, heartburn happens when acid from the stomach flows backwards up through the esophagus. Normally, a muscular valve at the end of esophagus keeps the acid in the stomach. When heartburn occurs the valve relaxes too often causing acid to reflux. Common symptoms are: <ul> <li>Bitter or sour taste</li> <li>Uncomfortable burning feeling or pressure behind the chest that moves toward the neck and throat</li> <li>Symptoms often occur after meals</li> </ul> <p><b>Who gets heartburn?</b><br />According to the American College of Gastroenterology, more than 60 million Americans experience heartburn monthly with some 15 million Americans having heartburn daily.<sup>4</sup><br /><br /><b>How can you prevent heartburn?</b><sup>3,4</sup><br />You can control your heartburn symptoms through these lifestyle and diet changes:</p> <ul> <li>Avoid specific foods and beverages that are associated with triggering heartburn such as chocolate, coffee, peppermint, greasy or spicy foods, tomato products, and alcoholic beverages</li> <li>Quit smoking and avoid second hand smoke</li> <li>Lose weight if you are too heavy and avoid wearing tight fitting clothing around your stomach</li> <li>Avoid eating 2-3 hours before sleeping</li> <li>Stay upright for 3 hours after a meal and avoid reclining or slouching when sitting</li> <li>Sleep on a slight angle by elevating the head of your bed 6 to 8 inches</li> </ul> <p></p> <p><b>ADDITIONAL HEARTBURN INFORMATION</b><br /></p> <ul> <li>Antacids should be used for immediate relief and occasional heartburn, whereas Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) such as Omeprazole are only for frequent heartburn and should NOT be used for immediate relief<sup>4</sup></li> <li>Frequent heartburn may be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which you should consult a doctor<sup>4</sup></li> <li>Untreated heartburn can lead to damage of the esophagus causing bleeding, ulcers, and scarring<sup>3</sup></li> <li>Chronic untreated heartburn increases the risk of esophageal cancer<sup>3</sup></li> </ul> <p></p> <p><b>REFERENCES</b></p> <p></p> <ol> <li>Shin JM, Sachs G. Pharmacology of Proton Pump Inhibitors. Current gastroenterology reports. 2008;10(6):528-534. </li> <li>OMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM- omeprazole magnesium capsule, delayed release. DailyMed. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=0e8fde83-a55c-edaf-3c66-e1fc77d0bc11. Accessed June 14, 2016. </li> <li>Acid Reflux. American College of Gastroenterology Patient Education and Resource Center. http://patients.gi.org/topics/acid-reflux/. Accessed June 14, 2016. </li> <li>Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux disease (GERD) in adults. NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/digestive-diseases/ger-and-gerd-in-adults/Pages/symptoms-causes.aspx. Accessed June 14, 2016. </li> <br />*This product is not manufactured or distributed by Procter &amp; Gamble, distributor of Prilosec OTC <sup>&reg;</sup>. Prilosec OTC <sup>&reg;</sup> is a registered trademark of AstraZeneca AB. <p></p> </ol>

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  •  Acid Reducer Capsules
  • 20.6 mg
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Has nearly eliminated my acid reflux!

I have been using this product for three weeks. Before that I used Ranitidine for years. I took 2 or 3 Ranis a day and still had to be careful by not overeating (late dinner, night worker) even a couple of hours before bed and also not eating anything with sauce like Italian food. I started using this product once a day for the last 3 weeks and I have rarely felt any heartburn and I have had no acid reflux episodes while sleeping (even though I have eaten some spicy and saucy foods before bed). I cannot believe how well this product has worked for me. I hope it helps you because acid reflux that wakes you up is the most pain and discomfort I have ever experienced.

Great price on this item

Comes in bottles of capsules, no peeling open foils to get to tablets, yay. And at a great price for 42. What's not to love?

Works better than the name-brand!

This stuff is great! When I ran out and had to use some leftover Prilosec, I had more problems with acid. I don't know if it's the addition of the magnesium (which is really in there mainly because this medication lowers your magnesium levels) but since I started using the omep/magnesium combo, I've had fewer problems than ever. I definitely recommend this product! And the Equate price is excellent, too!

Changed my life

I have always had trouble with upset stomach, heartburn, etc. My (adult) son told me about this - explaining that I had to GET THE ONE WITH MAGNESIUM (since the other does nothing - and he was so right. Every night, and no more problems. It really changed our life. No more problems!

Not blister packs, but 3 bottles.

The packaging is still bizarre. No, this particular box is not difficult to use because there are bottles inside them. That's right. Bottles, with a S. There are at least 3 bottles, maybe 4. I can't imagine what brilliant person decided to put them into so many bottles because it's less convenient than having to only open one bottle. That's the reason it loses a "meets expectations" point. There is no reason, whatsoever, to put it in so many bottles. None at all. I'm not a green person but when they found out about this, Walmart will feel their pain. In any case, the packaging is fairly easy to open, nothing at all like the painful blister packs that actually cut me sometimes. The price is okay, but check your store prices first. I don't think this was as expensive in my store, as it is here. On the other hand, my store is usually out, which is why I have to buy it online. Not only that, but shopping in my local Walmart is as much fun as swimming with sharks sometimes. LOL! The entire city is in that place.
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