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My allergies usually aren't that bad. They flare up for about a week whenever the seasons change, but that's usually it. It hasn't been the case this spring. I wouldn't say that they're terrible, but they're definitely worse than usual.

So as I was walking to work today, and my nose got stuffier and stuffier, I realized that maybe not everyone knows where they can get cheap allergy meds. The answer is: Costco.

When the allergies first started hitting, I went to CVS and paid $15 for twelve 12 hour Zyrtec pills. The other weekend while I was at Costco, I decided to see if they had anything available there. They had Zyrtec as well for a substantial savings, but then they also had a generic Kirkland brand called Aller-Tec (same active ingredient as Zyrtec) for wayyyyyy less. I paid $16 for three hundred 24 hour pills. I'm set for the rest of the year.

Click (here) for a link to more info on the Aller-Tec and then swing by a Costco if you're interested.

PS. Just a word of warning, the allergy meds make me really drowsy. So if you've got a job involving driving or heavy machinery or something dangerous - you might want to test them out over a weekend before actually using them.

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3 Response to "Tis the Season for Allergy Medication"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    How about an aller-tec update post? I'd love to hear how they're working out now that allergy season is progressing. I tried Zyrtec a week ago, but found it only slightly took the edge off my allergies, so I'm back on Claritin now. Claritin only works for me for about 2 hours, leaving 22 miserable ones before I can down another pill. Maybe allertec would work better...

    Posted on 5/27/08, 9:56 AM

  2. Beantown Bloggery Said,

    Hi Kayleigh,
    The Aller-tec has been ok for me. But the drowsiness has been tough to deal with. I've had to load up on caffeine to counteract it. I think Allegra worked best for me, but I've been too busy to swing by the doctor to get a new script. If Zyrtec doesn't work for you, then Aller-tec probably won't work either since they have the same active ingredient. Maybe you can try Allegra?

    Posted on 5/27/08, 12:58 PM

  3. CA Ripe Olives Said,

    I think the Aller-Tec works fine for me, but when i was having drousiness problems my doc recomended that i take them at night. I set an alarm on my phone to remind me. Also if the 24 claritain is not working try taking the 12 hour ones every 12 hours. i used to have better results with that.

    Posted on 6/5/08, 12:56 PM

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