My husband has been taking Nexium for over 3 yrs with good results and healing over time but the insurance is deciding to only cover one 30 day script for every 3 mths. We looking for an alternative for him.
2 Jun 2010
Try contacting the maker for Nexium because they have a drug assistance program. Here is the company's info:
AstraZeneca Foundation Patient Assistance Program
1800 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19850
This will help get you assistance for any of the following medications: Accolate, Arimidex, Atacanda, Casodex, Emla Cream, Lexxel, Nexium, Nolvadex, Plendil, Prilosec, Pulmicort, Respules, Seroquel, Sorbitrate, Sular, Tenoretic, Tenormin, Tonocard, Toprol-XL, Zestoretic, Zestril, Zoladex, and Zomig.
I hope this will help. Please feel free to pass this information on because in these tough times, we all need to look out for one another and help each other whenever and however we can. Good luck and God
5 Dec 2012
It sounds as though your husband suffers from a peptic ulcer? Peptic ulcers are formed when the lining of the stomach is exposed to stomach acid.Peptic ulcers can be treated effectively using medicines that reduce the amount of acid the stomach produces, thereby allowing the ulcer to heal. Antibiotic combinations can also be used when a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori is the cause of the ulcers.
Nexium (esomeprazole) belongs to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). It reduces the amount of acid the stomach produces by blocking the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid. PPIs are used for the treatment of conditions such as peptic ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Other proton pump inhibitors include omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), rabeprazole (Aciphex) and pantoprazole (Protonix).
Here are some useful links.
You are best to discuss with your doctor other possible treatment options.
- Nexium Information for Consumers
- Nexium Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nexium (detailed)
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