I went to refill my Prevacid prescription today, and now I have to pay $88 for a 30 day supply; that is way to expensive, and yes, that is WITH insurance! After that refill is gone, I'm going to use the Prilosec OTC, that's not cheap either, but way less expensive than my Prevacid will be.
I see my internist in April, for my regular bi-annual check up. I will ask him if he has a cheaper alternative, or if I should just used the Prilosec. When I was first diagnosed with acid reflux, I used the Prilosec when it was still by prescription only, and it seemed to work pretty well. I switched to Aciphex at that time because before my insurance changed the prescription plan, it was still cheaper to get a prescription drug than an OTC; then when the Aciphex was taken off my insurance's 'preferred' drug list, I switched to Prevacid.
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