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   Posted 1/29/2010 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I use to take preavcid 60 mg a day and absolutely had no reflux symptoms. Im on aciphex and take zantac for breakthrough heartburn. It dont work as welll. I had to stop prevacid because I lost my insurance. I am wondering if prevacid otc would work just as well?
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis and aslo gallbladder disease aka biliary colic.
meds:bentyl,zofran aciphex ,ambien and  trazodone.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 1/29/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
You can try it. But first talk to your doctor.


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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 2/1/2010 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I was also taking Prevacid 60 mg a day, but then my insurance company dropped coverage for it when it became available over the counter. I tried generic Prevacid for a few weeks, but it was terrible (I think because the generic isn't timed release).

So now I'm buying the non-prescription Prevacid 24Hr 15 mg tablets, taking four of them a day, and that is working very well for me. And it's not all that expensive either. Check out and you can get a box of 42 capsules pretty cheap. For a month I just need three boxes.

What works best for me is to take two about a half hour before dinner, and then two more at bedtime. This prevents the acid damage after dinner and during the night, and I find I don't need to take anything during the day since I'm sitting upright all day.
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