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A 34-year-old male asked:

Is nexium (esomeprazole) 24 hr otc better than prilosec otc?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Marketing: Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec are equivalent and have the same effect. The Nexium (esomeprazole) is a molecular modification which allows the pharm company to sell the drug as a new and more effective anti-acid. In fact the effect is the same and Prilosec (generic omeprazole) is far cheaper. Save your hard earned money.
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Last updated Jun 30, 2019

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