Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1468 times:
You could CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR and see if Prilosec works for you... It's now available over the counter (Prilosec OTC) and also in a generic prescription form (omeprazole.) Nexium is a chemical relative of Prilosec developed by the same company in order to keep profits up after Prilosec went generic.
My father, cousin, and a few other people I know take Nexium. Prilosec worked for me, and I was only on it for one month. I eventually found out that my acid reflux was caused by gasping for breath at night (sleep apnea) -- and when I got that taken care of, the reflux disappeared.
Again, DO NOT STOP OR CHANGE medications without clearance from your doctor!