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#1 Stacey

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 06:09 PM

Hi Everyone,

I'm trying to be more active in the forums. Recently Prevacid became an over the counter drug and so my insurance will no longer cover the prescription. I've been taken the over the counter but it doesn't seem to do the trick like it used to. Has anyone else experienced? I know that they are only 15mgs so I've been taken 2 a day since I have been on the 30 for over a year. Could this be causing my heartburn coming back?

#2 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 03:28 AM

Hi Stacey,

I'm sorry you're having problems with heartburn. Since this isn't working for you anyway, have you checked with your doctor to see if there are any other heartburn medications that are covered by your insurance that you could try?
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#3 janet905

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:36 PM

Hi Stacey,

The otc prevacid isn't the same milligram strength as the prescription. you can't get the 30 mg prevacid otc.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:44 PM

Sorry, must have been speed reading and didn't finish your post. Should work as well if you take 2 of the lesser strength capsules. my insurance still pays for the generic 30 mg.

#5 relicmom1

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 05:50 AM

I have to take the 30mg twice daily and my insurance still pays for it. It has also become available generic!
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#6 KarenL

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 02:25 PM

If you get the doctor to prescribe the generic you can get the full 30mg strength for generic price, mine is five dollars! I take two a day. You have to take them on an empty stomach, a half hour before a meal or they won't work. Also you have to take them the same way every day. Try that see if it helps.