STATUS CHANGE - Nexium 24HR 20mg Cleared for Over-the-Counter Sale Without a Prescription
March 28, 2014, the FDA approved Nexium 24HR 20mg for over-the-counter (OTC) use and soon, it will no longer require a prescription. Nexium 24HR 20mg is used for the treatment of heartburn, acid reflux, and the prevention of ulcers. Frequent heartburn and acid reflux sufferers will be able to obtain Nexium 24HR 20mg from their local pharmacy or grocery store without seeing their healthcare professional first. The OTC version of Nexium 24HR 20mg is anticipated to be available on store shelves soon.
Even though Nexium 24HR 20mg will soon be available OTC, patients who suffer from persistent heartburn and acid reflux should still continue to see their healthcare professional as directed.
Medications available over-the-counter are not typically covered by insurance programs. If you have any questions regarding coverage contact your benefits or human resources office.