Re: Prilosec or Pepcid AC?
The only OTC PPI is called Prilosec OTC but it has a very poor reputation for helping with LPR.
I know it may be hard to afford without insurance, but you really need 2 doses per day of a prescription PPI to relieve the LPR symptoms.
They are: nexium, prescription-prilosec, generic omeprazole, aciphex, prevacid, and zegerid.
Sometimes the pharama companies have programs that will help uninsured patients pay for the prescriptions. The company called Pharmacy Checker helps you find the best drug prices by comparing all the prices at national pharmacies.
Remember, to relieve LPR symtpoms, you need 2 doses a day of the maxiumum strength capsule from that brand. Since each brand comes in different capsule sizes, for instance: 20 mg and 40 mg, you will need to take 2 pills of the largest dose of whatever brand you choose.
But first have your doctor give you free samples - their medical supply cabinets are usually stuffed with the PPI samples that drug reps give them. T