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What OTC allergy meds can I save on?

Depending on your allergy, your symptoms could be seasonal or last all year long. Some outdoor triggers, like pollen, peak as soon as cold winter temperatures recede and leaves start to appear on trees. Others, like ragweed, spike in the fall. If you’re sensitive to indoor allergens, such as pet dander or dust mites, your itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezes can start whenever you’re exposed. Whatever’s causing your reaction, you’re probably reaching for the tissues, along with OTC allergy meds to stop it.

Those common treatments can be expensive, especially if you need them every day. Luckily, your SingleCare card can help. Many believe that you can only use pharmacy discount cards on prescription medications. That’s a myth. You can save on many over-the-counter treatments—including antihistamines, nasal steroids, and decongestants. The process is just a little different.

Follow these steps to save on OTC medications.

Does insurance cover OTC allergy meds?

Health insurance covers prescription medications, but does not pay for over-the-counter treatments, like OTC allergy meds.

What OTC allergy meds can I save on?

You can save on the following treatments (in order of popularity), and lots of people do. In the last year, over a quarter million customers used SingleCare savings to purchase the top one: cetirizine. For a 30-day supply of this allergy med, you can expect to pay only $9.60 with SingleCare.

The best allergy medication for you depends on your symptoms, and your plans after taking it. Fast-acting antihistamine pills, like Allegra or Claritin, are great for reactions that occur sporadically. Nasal steroids, including Flonase, can put an end to your constant sniffles if allergens affect you year-round. Decongestants, such as Sudafed, can unclog a stuffed-up head. 

If you plan on going out after taking an antihistamine, make sure you choose wisely. First-generation pills, like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause drowsiness. And if you plan to have drinks with friends, know this: Certain allergy medications have risky interactions with alcohol

Whether you prefer nasal spray or Sudafed, we’ve got you covered. Just go to singlecare.com, search for your treatment of choice, and bring your coupon to the pharmacy counter.

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Wondering what’s the catch? There isn’t one! SingleCare partners directly with pharmacies, which lets us offer you lower prices. We receive a small fee from our pharmacy partners when you use your SingleCare card to save, which is how we can offer the service to you for free. Pharmacies choose to do business with us because we keep our business practices transparent, our prices consistent, and we help bring customers to their pharmacy.

If you have any more questions, feel free to call us at 1-844-234-3057 or find us on Facebook. We’re here to help!