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Taking Prilosec instead of Nexium
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Taking Prilosec instead of Nexium

I have been taking Nexium 40MG for about 8 years.  In 2000 I had an esophigal wrap done and take Nexium for a very acid stomach.  I do not have acid reflex anymore, but need something for my acidy stomach.  My question is is it possible to take Prilosec instead of Nexium and can I get off of Nexium one day and start taking Prilosec the next?  Not sure if Prilosec would give me the same relief as Nexium.  I first took Prevacid for about 2 years but it did not help, but this was before my 2000 surgery, so was wondering if the Prilosec would help with my acid stomach.  My reason for changing is price as the Nexium is very spendy and the Prilosec is over the counter.

Please let me know what you would do in my situation.  Thank you very much.
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Hi,
Both have almost similar efficacy.
So you can switch from Nexium to Prilosec.
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