After years of taking Omeprazole now my insurance wont pay for it. Is there an alternative drug? Do I have to be weaned off of Omeprazole?
My insurance wont cover Omeprazole anymore?
Added 24 Aug 2013:
I've been taking it for at least 10 years, if not more.. I kno that I can buy it over the counter but I'm on disability & I'm kinda strapped for cash.
PriLOSEC OTC, Zegerid are the brand names they are available over the counter.
There are prescription alternatives. talk with yourr doctor and see if he can find one your insurance will cover. a lot of times they will be able to tell you.
There are 7 different types of ppi's . Omeprazole is just the cheaper of them . find out witch one of the seven works for you and is covered and heck yes you need to ween yourself off a ppi but not when switching ppi's . I take famotidine 20mg twice a day , because I don't like the way ppi's slow my digestive trac down and it works for .
Start trying all OTC until you find one that works for you.
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