Several years ago I was treated for Gerd-like symptoms with ACIPHEX. It was excellent.
Now being treated again, but I have a form of Medicare and Aciphex is no longer included. The only listing I can find that IS included is pantoprazole and it is considered a Tier 2 (meaning at least $114/3 mo for prescription).
Gastroenterologist said its ok for me to continue taking generic Prilosec (omerprazole), but I dont think its working good enough. I AM seeing the doctor for an endoscopy (ugh - but I will be sedated) on Tuesday -- meanwhile I'd like to know if you know of any other alternatives to Aciphex.
Protonix works well for some people. It might be worth a try. It worked for me for about 4 years before I had to switchto something else. If you are taking OTC meds, you might ask your doctor about dosages. OTC is usually about 1/2 dose of the prescription. It works for some, but not everyone.
Good luck with your endoscopy. I've had 3 in the last 4 years. I have "extremely severe" reflux and have been lucky that all of the EGD's have come back normal.