Retailers are promoting the over-the-counter status of heartburn medication Nexium.
“Frequent heartburn making your summer uncool?” Walgreens wrote in a Facebook post. “The Purple Pill is now available over the counter. Stop in today and start living heartburn-free.”
The FDA approved Nexium (esomeprazole) 24-Hour (20 mg) as an OTC product in March. A higher dose remains available by prescription only.<