A 33-year-old male asked:
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is there any difference between ppi drugs like prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) prevacid, etc?

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Dr. Dennis Ruditser
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Not at all: No they are all, as you said PPI's and appear to provide similar relief. Some are more expensive than others and drug companies would like you to believe their PPI works better than the generic. It is my belief that in general, you should stick with generic medications. Do not fall for the marketing hype.
Answered on Jan 2, 2019
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