What If I Can't Take Nexium?
Nexium is part of a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Several types of proton pump inhibitors are available by prescription only. These include:
- Pantoprazole (Protonix®)
- Lansoprazole (Prevacid®)
- Rabeprazole (AcipHex®)
- Omeprazole (Prilosec®)
- Omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate (Zegerid®)
- Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant™).
Three PPIs are available without a prescription. These medications are: