Re: What meds are closest to Nexium? My insurance is dropping nexium.
Yes my insurance told me I needed to try a generic or something else. They wouldn't let me get Protonix, Nexium, etc. anymore but now that time has passed they are letting me have some more. I think they allow you 3 before they cut off your supply again and request doctor authorization that you need it and have tried everything else known to man first. Well I stopped taking the Nexium ages ago because I figured that it wouldn't be good on my stomach to take it "long term" and indeed I was fine if I watched my diet and such for a long time. Last summer I had a flare up and started taking Protonix and they stopped paying for it so my doctor put me on the generic Omperozole 20mg (I always take 40mg of whatever) and lately my flare up got so bad that I have missed work. I tried Protonix and that didn't seem to work well so I went back to Nexium now and I just have that feeling after 3 months when I go to pick up the prescription they will try to charge me full price. Prevacid gave me uncontrollable dirreaha and Prilocec OTC did absoultely NOTHING for me! I think the insurance companies have deals with certain drugs companies too. Surely they aren't concerned with my health of taking it long term since they are allowing me generic (so far) etc. Although I have more medical bills if they pulll things like this. We pay so much for insurance and then they treat us like this! I don't like the idea of using it long term but I want the option of using it and having some help pay for it. It still cost me $40 for a 30 day supply of 40mg! My brother's insurance he gets about 3 months for $60 which is better.