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

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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