Best deal on Zyrtec D now that it is OTC?

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  1. LoveBWVVBR

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    DH takes Zyrtec D. It's sold OTC now, but it doesn't appear to have a generic like regular Zyrtec does. The prices on this medicine are a lot higher than what we were paying for a copay when it was covered by insurance. I paid $21.99 (after $2 coupon) for a box of 24 at CVS. Has anyone found it for a better price anywhere?
     
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  3. stefffe

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    cvs actually has a generic.......its a bit cheaper....
     
  4. LoveBWVVBR

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    Interesting! I had to bring a card to the front counter to even get the name-brand stuff, and the cashier didn't volunteer anything about a generic. I'm going to have to go back and ask about this. How much does the generic cost?
     
  5. Green Tea

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    Get your doctor to write a prescription for it, even though OTC. It is very cheap to have it filled as a prescription. It was cheaper than my generic copay. Ins copay would have been $20. I got 90 Zrtec a few weeks ago as a prescription for $16 ish.
     
  6. firsttimer03

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    Try Sams Club....I think they had a very decent deal there.
     
  7. LoveBWVVBR

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    As soon as Zyrtec D went OTC, our insurance sent DH a nice little letter clearly stating that he was now 100% responsible for buying his own Zyrtec D. I don't think that BC/BS would pay on a perscription for this medication anymore as a result. I could always call them and ask, but the letter was pretty forthright.
     
  8. karliebug

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    I bought the generic kind last week at rite aid for 14.99 for 60 tabs. What is really funny is I first got the 30 tabs and the cashier said 17.99 and I said I thought it was on sale for 14.99. She checked and said the 60 were 14.99 but the 30 were 17.99. Of course, I went back and got the 60.
     
  9. disalways

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    Our insurance company stopped paying for Zrtec as soon as it went OTC. Total bummer. Both my sons take it, so we used to get 2 30 days worth of it for our $10 copay. Plus my pediatrician wrote the scripts for more then they needed, so we usually got about a month and half worth of liquid Zrtec. $20 for the entire month and a half... not bad. Now I am paying a whole lot more and it stinks.
     
  10. Octoberbride03

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    Target's generic will be coming out this summer. There was no word on the cost but it should start appearing in late May or early June on the store shelves.
     

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