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Nexium over the counter equivalent

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Nexium (esomeprazole) times 5 years: I would think that it is time to get the underlying cause of this treated. Are you eating foods that do not cause gerd? Are you of an ideal weight or ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not quite: Over-the-counter medications work the same as Nexium (esomeprazole) for the most part if they are Prilosec or prevacid. The only difference is the dos... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Sure: Doctors can write prescriptions for any medicine or medical equipment. The issues are usually money and availability. If the prescribed item is not av... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And poss... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
YES: as usual OTC doses are about one halp Prescription dosage! It's the same medication ...no problem! Hope this helps! Dr Z
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Nexium is the brand for esomeprazole. I had incidentally patients that felt better with a specific brand. If prescribed will have to be "dispense as w... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 47 years experience
YES: How do you know that you have ulcer pain? You are treating yourself without a definitive diagnosis. Have you had upper endoscopy or ultrasound? Helico... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Should be fine: Yes, it should be fine
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Nexium (esomeprazole) : The prescription drug and the over-the-counter version are essentially the same and can be used interchangeably. I would go with whichever saves you ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
The difference $10: The OTC version will be significantly less expensive.