NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Nexium vs. Omeprazole
I switched from Nexium to Omeprazole because of the huge difference in my cost in Medicare Plan D. Nexium advertising claims that it repairs one`s esophagus. I have Barrett esophagus resulting from long term acid reflux disease. Is Omeprazole essentially the same as Nexium, or does Nexium work differently or better, like repairing one`s esophagus?
They are essentially the same. Everyone responds differently. Some prefer Prevacid. Some Nexium. Some Prilosec. All are great at healing the esophagus.
Annette Kyprianou, MD
Senior Clinical Instructor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University