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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sudafed PE? It just doesn't work

We all know about Sudafed, ya know, the stuff that they have to put behind the counter because that's like the main ingredient in meth.

So now these drug companies make this "PE" version to be sold in the aisles, and let me tell you, that stuff sucks really bad. It does not work and the label tells you to basically swallow this stuff more often than the regular stuff.

The regular stuff works great to hold my allergies at bay, but every time I have to order it behind the counter, it makes me feel like I'm a damn criminal. I have to buy the economy size because it's the most affordable per pill, especially on my college student budget.

Kaiser Permanente is the worst of the worst, they make you sign embarrassing paperwork telling you that you will face a 250K fine if you violate one of the terms on the paperwork. Geesh, you really think I'm a drug dealer? Get a life.

Here's a good tip for you allergy sufferers. First, never buy brand name allergy medications. I use Clartin and Sudafed to control my allergies, but I buy those products at Kaiser. $6 for 100 days of generic Claritin, and $4 for generic Sudafed for 50 days. Not really a bad deal when you think about it. Also, don't get the combo of regular Claritin mixed with Sudafed in one pill, they are much more expensive than just taking it separately.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, see your doctor to see if you need allergy relief.

Let's summarize my rants:
Kaiser can kiss my ass, and Sudafed PE is a bunch of crap.
Generic products work, and brand name products are expensive.


Anonymous said...

You're absolutely right. I've tried Sudafed PE, and it just doesn't work. The old Sudafed worked like a charm, but this new stuff really sucks. For anyone reading this ... SAVE YOUR MONEY. DON'T BUY THE NEW SUDAFED BECAUSE IT DOESN'T WORK.

Anonymous said...

You guys are right. The new stuff is a total waste of money.

The Psuedafed worked quite well.

In Utah up until recently they also sold ephedrine over the counter but now you need to sign your life away at the gas station if you want that. It also works very well but I am not willing to surrender my privacy for it.

I have had some relieve from Brigham's Tea available at the health food store but I had to take nearly double the dosage for it to work as a broncho-dilator.

I think it is ridiculous. Those tweakers will always find a way to make their junk meanwhile I have to suffer with sinusitis and headaches.