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What Everybody Ought to Know About Heartburn Medications

15 Jul: What Everybody Ought to Know About Heartburn Medications

  In 2012, Nexium, the simple acid reflux drug, was the top-selling brand of prescription medication in the U.S. The sales for this drug totalled a whopping $6 billion. That’s a lot of money to treat heartburn. However, there are a number of other brands that beat the Nexium price and still offer relief from heartburn. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about heartburn medications. Upside to Heartburn Medications According to an analysis conducted by Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs, you have a number of options when it comes to treating heartburn. Just because doctors tend to automatically prescribe proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as Aciphex, Prilosec, Prilosec OTC, Prevacid, Prevacid 24hr, Zegerid and Zegerid OTC it doesn’t mean that’s…

10 Sep: Treating acid reflux and ulcers: is Prilosec or Nexium the right choice for you?

Painful conditions of the esophagus and stomach are common in our society. Stress, obesity, poor diet, and smoking can all play a part. Whether you suffer from acid reflux or ulcers, controlling acid is probably part of your game plan for comfort and health. But there are two very similar acid-controlling drugs from the same parent company on the market: Prilosec and Nexium. How does a savvy healthcare consumer evaluate which one is right or them? The basics: Prilosec (omeprazole) was introduced in 1989. Nexium (esomeprazole) was released in 2001. These two drugs are very similar chemically — they are both proton pump inhibitors. This means inhibit the secretion of hydrochloric acid. Yet, they are subtly different: Nexium is often…