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I get my nexium via mail prescription. For the price of 1 month I get 3 months. Look into mail order. I've also heard the pharmacies at various large warehouse grocers offer cheaper meds.

 

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Hello!

 

I take protonix 40mg 2 times a day. My insurance covers it and it works pretty good. There are days I do have to take an extra pill but that is only when I have been bad and had fried or spicy food.

 

Hugs,

Lisa


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Lena,

I take two Prilosec a day and since it's OTC, insurance doesn't cover it. However, when I was prescribed a drug, I had to pay just as much as I pay for Prilosec even with insurance. The pharmacist told me that the insurance companies charge larger co-payments for the anti acid drugs because they want people to buy OTC. How much of that is true - who knows. I ended up back with Prilosec because the prescription med didn't work for me and two Prilosec work just fine. Good luck with Nexium.

 

BTW - Welcome to the forum! Please tell us a little about yourself.

 

Big Hugs,


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The drug I take is the same as Prilosec but in Britain it is called Omeprazole. I don't know what I would do if I had to cope with paying for all the medical expenses. We do have to pay a fee for each prescription which used to be a little more than the otc amount, but now that I am on incapacity benefit (similar to disability) the fee for all the meds is waived. It is a big help.


Warm wishes,

Jefa

 

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Hi Lena,

 

Welcome to the forums!! I am glad you have found us here, but sorry it is because of this disease! I take Aciphex and it is more expensive then my other medication, but for the past 6 months the manufacturer has been running a mail-in-rebate program that has made the cost more in line with my other meds. Although I think it is going to stop in January, so it will be back to the higher expense.

 

I hope you will come here and post often.

 

Warm wishes,

Heidi

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I take nexuim twice a day plus when I have refux at night I drink this medicine called Zegerid 40 mg. I'm sorry that your insurance does not cover nexuim, but ask your doctor for samples or maybe call the company that makes it and see what they can do for you. Hope this helps.


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