This commercial begins with a woman running with a violin because she is late for a concert. She gets to the stage and sees that her quartet has started performing without her. Instead of her being the fourth person in the quartet, her doctor is playing the violin - and doing it quite poorly with lots of screeching. The point is, that your doctor doesn't try to do your job, so don't try to do theirs. In other words, they don't want you to make your own decision to buy an over-the-counter medication like Prilosec. They want you to go see your doctor to see if you need to be prescribed Nexium for your persistent heart burn and acid reflux.
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You wouldn't want your doctor doing your job, so why are you doing hers? Only your doctor can determine if your persistent heart burn is actually something more serious like acid reflux disease. Over time, stomach acid can damage the lining of your esophagus. For many, prescription Nexium not only provides 24 hour heartburn relief, but can also help heal acid related erosions in the lining of your esophagus. So talk to your doctor about the risk for osteoporosis related bone fractures and low magnesium levels with long term use of Nexium. Possible side-effects include headache, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Other serious stomach conditions may still exist. Let your doctor do her job, and you do yours. Ask if Nexium is right for you. If you can't afford your medication, AstraZeneca may be able to help.
If you can't afford your medication, AstraZeneca may be able to help.