Chance to save money on OTC medicines

Have you ever stood staring at what seems to be an endless supply of pain relievers or allergy medications, trying very hard to find out which one you should buy?

With all the OTC choices, it can be a tough proposition. Well over 100,000 OTC medications are available for you to choose from. However, these are all simply variations of about 1,000 active ingredients.

As a result, there are many times where different combinations can be found in various OTC medications. Pain relievers, heartburn remedies and allergy treatments are some of the most popular products available under many different names.

An easy way to start your search is to analyze what you already have at home in your medicine cabinet. Make note of what the active ingredient is in the medications you use most often. Compose a list of the products and active ingredients.

The majority of pain relievers contain acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Motrin), aspirin or some combination thereof. And many headache medications incorporate caffeine. Once you find what works the best for you and what ingredients it includes, you can find the base product when you read the labels. There is often a big price differential between the brand name product and the base or generic version.

Diphenhydramine is the generic name for Benadryl. Tylenol PM is one of multitude of sleep aids in which it can be found. A generic form of Benadryl can be used as a sleep aid if you do not need a pain reliever. Not only will you not have to take drugs you don’t need, but you will also save money. If you are comparing three different sleep medicines and each one contains diphenhydramine as its active ingredient, and all have the exact same strength, the only difference will be the price. Determining the difference in the price is very simple.

Different packaging and varying prices are often the key differences in allergy medicines. Generics and their brand name equivalents have very different prices.

If you are looking in our online pharmacy, there is a chance you will find generic items stocked right next to brand name products. You can easily find out if there is a generic and how it is priced.

You can find quite a few heartburn medications under both brand and generic labels. Once you know the active ingredient that’s best for you, you can start your search. You will be pleased when you see the savings.

There is no need for you to suffer because you are short on funds and the brand name OTC product that you been taking is very expensive. Look for a generic alternative. You should check with your pharmacist. There are certain times that a pharmacist can recommend a different product.

Pain relievers, allergy products and heartburn products are normally available in what seems to be an endless number of names and you can realize substantial savings by purchasing the generic brand. Sometimes the store brands or generic medications may work better. But some people have no success at all with generics. If you have not tried the product before, you should buy a small quantity first. Go ahead and give it a try. If it does the job, you can stash the money you saved in a vacation fund. It is well deserved.


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