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When is Nexium going generic? Is it already generic in Canada?
Posted Thu, 2 May 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Farah Hussain 35 minutes later
Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query ,

NEXIUM is a proton pump inhibitor which reduces acid secretion also prevents formation of gastric acid.

It is used in the treatment of dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Nexium contains Esomeprazole .

Generic versions of Esomeprazole are available in several countries of Europe, India, Nigeria, Africa, XXXXXXX Lanka, Cambodia and Myanmar under the brand name Raciper.

I hope this information helps ,

Take care.
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when does it go generic in the United States?
Answered by Dr. Farah Hussain 13 minutes later
Hi ,

Thanks for writing back.

There are six available medications in this class and only some of them have generic equivalents.

NEXIUM does not have a generic equivalent at present in United states.

You can try for Omeprazole tablets , which are easily available in united states and other countries consulting your doctor.

Take care.
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