21 Jul 2010
You could talk to the company, however, Nexium is part of a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Several types of proton pump inhibitors are available by prescription only. These include:
Pantoprazole (Protonix); Lansoprazole (Prevacid); Rabeprazole (AcipHex); Omeprazole (Prilosec); Omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate (Zegerid); Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant).
Three PPIs are available without a prescription. These medications are:
Prevacid 24HR; Prilosec OTC; Zegerid OTC.
You could perhaps try the meds mentioned above which might be available cheaper, hope the info helps?
21 Jul 2010
Nexium is manufactured by the AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical Company. They do have a precription assistance program.
AstraZeneca Foundation Patient Assistance Program
1800 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19850
Hope this helps!
22 Jul 2010
You could talk to your doctor about helping you enroll in a prescription drug program, if he/she wants you to take the Nexium (not a generic or other med). My doctor helped me enroll in a program to help pay for my medications. The Johnson&Johnson Patient Assistance program pays 100% of two of my prescriptions. I believe it depends on the doctor's orders whether they help with brand name or generic. For more information on this particular program you can call 1-800-652-6227. I hope this helps.
- Nexium Information for Consumers
- Nexium Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nexium (detailed)
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