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A 36-year-old member asked:

Are the over-the-counter meds as effective as nexium (esomeprazole)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 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 dose is about one quarter of that a prescription medication so you will not get as much acid production.
Last updated Jun 7, 2016

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