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2/28/08 7:43 P

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Hello people..have anyone tried to all the pharmicutcal company on the "list of interactions" Or look up Patient Pharmicutal Assistance Program. They will submit a form for you and your doctor to fill out. Income is no limit..it goes by the cost. pardon the spelling

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2/28/08 12:50 P

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Hi melissa i am sarahsmith5 believe me i take protonix its wonderful 40mg 2xaday 1 in morning 1 in evening before dinner. It works miracles at least for me it does. I also took the activia challenge. It was the best thing for the digestive track so between that and the protonix i feel great. SInce i have lost 15 i also am having not as many prolems.

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2/21/08 1:42 P

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My insurance would not cover Nexium but would do Protonix which I am told is in the same drug family. Apparently it is cheaper than Nexium and it works just fine for me.

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2/8/08 9:44 P

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I have tried the generic version and use it everyother day with the leaded version on the other days and it saves me a little bit

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2/7/08 10:43 P

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My insurance won't cover my Prevacid prescription because Priolsec is similar and offered OTC. But, of course, my normal dosage if I had a Rx would be twice the recommended OTC dosage. I've finally started buying my Prilosec at Sam's Club to save money.

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2/5/08 1:44 P

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I'm so jelous. Prevacid does nothing for me and Prilosec just barely helps. Unfortunatly I'm stuck with the Nexium. emoticon

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2/5/08 1:32 P

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Well, I recieved my order of Prevacid in the mail on Saturday; with some good news! The reason it was so expensive is that they sent me a 90 day supply, instead of the 30 day I get when I pick up in the store. It will actually save me a few dollars getting 3 months at a time, versus 1 month; so I am relieved now that I don't have to give it up.


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2/1/08 5:52 P

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I have been using Prilosec for a long time. I cut mine in half to save on the cost. If I'm having a bad day I go ahead and take the other half, but usually one half is enough. Hope you find a fix, insurance it the bane of my exsistence some days!!!

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Wow, that is really expensive. It makes me glad I have Medicaid--all my meds are 100% covered except for one, and that's only $49.50 for a 30 day supply, which I consider to be rather reasonable. Do the acid reducers come in generic formulas?

I was quite happy with Prilosec when I was taking it before it became an OTC, so if that works for you then I say go for it. I've never had Nexium, but for about the last 5-6 years I've been on Aciphex and it works MOST of the time. For those in-between times when it doesn't do the job for whatever reason, I have some generic TUMS-type chewables and they work well when I need them. Hopefully the Prilosec OTC will work as well as the Prevacid for you. Good luck!

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1/30/08 7:30 P

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I just started on Nexium but use Gaviscon chew pills. The Gaviscon comes in a liquid too and creates a foam head on top of your stomach so if you are working out it is great cause the acid does not go up into your throat. It runs between $5 on sale and I've paid as much as $6.50 but I use it at work cause I have a lot of bending and stooping going on. I guess I could figure that's exercise hu?

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1/30/08 4:42 P

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I use Nexium and it costs me about 46$ with insurance. I only take it every other day because it is so expensive.


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1/30/08 4:22 P

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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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