cindi o'h Posted July 4, 2005 Share Posted July 4, 2005 Hi all. I went to the pharmacy yesterday to check out the Prilosec OTC that I have heard advertised. I have been on Prilosec in the past and it worked fine. I have also been on other acid pump blockers and they worked fine also. I have GERD and it has been flaring lately. I ran out of medicine awhile back and don't have insurance for medications anymore so I have been putting it off. I finally couldn't take the pain and sleeplessness anymore. So, I asked the pharmacist the difference between the prescription prilosec and the otc. He said that there was none. One is a capsule and the other is a tablet. What about the cost? The OTC is 20 bucks, and the prescription is a hundred and thirty two bucks. Why the difference in the cost? I don't get it. I wish all of my other medications were like that. I have to take about $900. worth of prescription medications each month! If I could reduce them to 1/4 like the prilosec, what a beauty that would be! I mean, here I am living on SSDI income only and have to fork out all this money for heart, lung, etc. meds. Wowie. Anyway. Anyone else who is on Rx prilosec with no ins.,check out the otc brand. Cindi o'h Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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