What Does The "leg" Mean (20 Mg Tab Leg)

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Bruce Says:


What does the "LEG" mean on the prescription bottle immediately following the dosage (20 MG TAB LEG)? This was for acid reflux medication, nothing to do with legs.



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Bruce Says:

I found the answer.

LEG means Lower Esophageal-Gastrointestinal (symptoms, treatment).
The medication was for severe heartburn and acid reflux.

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David Says:

Thanks for the helpful feedback Bruce! Just out of curiosity, which medication are you taking exactly? At first glance I was under the unique impression that LEG might've been an abbreviation for the active ingredient (since I don't normally see the indications mentioned on a prescription bottle - typically just the drug name in my experience), but what you have found certainly makes sense - especially if the medication was prescribed for a related condition.

I hope all is well and wish you good health!

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