How to Save Big on Allergy Drugs
Use coupons, buy generic, and use other smart ways to reduce allergy symptoms without going broke.
Try the house brand
Many drugstore chains offer their own version of brand-name drugs with nearly identical formulationsfor less. Check store circulars, too, for deals.
Try a lower dose
Taking half a pill at a time may still relieve your symptomsand your supply will last twice as long.
Stack the deals
Buy on sale, use a coupon, and get a rebate all at once for triple savings. "I bought two Triaminic Allergy Relief packs for $1 each this way," Gault says. She has even "deal-stacked" to score meds for free.
Talk to your doc
Ask about generic versions of prescription drugs, which must have the same active ingredients, strength, dosage, and quality as their name-brand twins, per FDA regulations, but at less expense to you. Also, be sure to ask your MD if he has any free samples.