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Inexpensive (relatively) AND in bulk!
on July 5, 2012
Bluesman is correct Moldy OCG, some of us need the 60mg size.
I took Fexofenadine as a prescription, as an adult, 60mg twice a day. I have fairly serious allergies and that was the dose, likely to keep a consistant amount in me over time ("time release" like the 24-hour isn't quite what most people think). Also if you think about it, why take more if you don't have to? I'd rather take 2x 60mg than 1x 180mg (I'd take less if I could get away with it), despite it costing more. Due to a shortage of 60mg pills I had to take some 24-hour (180mg) for a couple of days and I can say it doesn't work as well.
Ever since it went OTC and off my drug plan, my costs skyrocketed. At Kaiser when it was still prescription it was 20¢ ea, Allegra (branded) are $1.06 ea. at Walgreens, and even Wal-fex are 79¢ ea. Again, twice a day. Ouch.
I started buying online when California moved the 60mg dose behind the pharmacy counter (no longer on-shelf, I can only assume because of meth cookers?). Going to a pharmacy at hours that are awkard to stand in line for long peroids of time just wasn't acceptable. And of course, I need alot and consistently. Without them, I'm a mess. Local stores just don't keep enough stock around for someone who wants to get 5+ boxes at a time of a dosaged not use as much by the general public.
Wal-fex has been getting more diffucult to get online. So just stopped by Amazon because Walgreens.com was out of the 60mg. Was about to buy the branded Allegra when I saw this which was cheaper (74¢ ea.) and even better, in bulk (no more waste from single-pill deterrent wrappers).
So yeah, be careful thinking "more is better" or "once a day is better than multiple times per day," it is not even close to being the truth.