Hi, I have been on prevacid now for a little while and I think it is giving me a weird butterfly feeling in my stomach. My doctor said that taking two 10 mg prilosec OTC a day should be about the same as taking one prevacid 30 mg prescrition a day which is what I am on currently. I am reluctant to take myself off of the prevacid because I still feel that it would be better than taking two prilosec OTCs 10 mg a day. Any opinions? I am desperate to feel better. I'm sure you all understand. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
The Prilosec give me less side effects than any PPI including Prevacid. But, I think you can only get the Prilosdec OTC in 20 mg tablets-- I have not seen them in the 10mg size.
The 20 mg Prilosec works for me when I need it.
Every PPI I've ever taken has bothered my stomach. I've been taking Prilosec OTC lately and stopped it a couple days ago. Pepcid AC isn't strong enough, but doesn't bother my stomach. I'm so disgusted with all of this. I had a Nissen Fundoplication several years ago which failed after 2 months. The reason I had it was b/c the meds. don't agree with me. Now, I'm back where I started!!!!!
I know, I hear you when you say everything bothers your stomach. Now I'm not sure what to think....I don't know if some of my symptoms are just new symptoms or symptoms from my PPI's. Very frustrating.
Protonix is not covered by my insurance. I wonder if I can get them to cover it since my body does not tolerate Prevacid. That is the only one they do cover. So it's either Prevacid for me or Prilosec OTC. I wonder how much it would be to pay out of pocket?