• joyce joyce
    September 27, 2008
    Is there a comparable drug to singular?
    joyce joyce
    September 27, 2008

    I was taking singular for allergies and can no longer afford it because of  no insurance.  Is there a comparable drug over the counter?  Right now I am taking equate 24 hr allergy certirizine hydrochloride 10/mg antihistanmine but it makes me very sleepy. 

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  • Kathleen MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    October 01, 2008
    Kathleen MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    September 27, 2008

    Joyce,

     

    Another over the counter antihistamine is Claritin/Loratidine, which is not supposed to make you sleepy. However, Zyrtec does not commonly cause drowsiness either, so the fact that you are experiencing that side effect may mean you are more susceptible. Still, the Claritin is probably worth a try. You might also try an antihistamine nasal spray and/or a nasal saline rinse, like the Netti Pot.

     

    To your health,

    Kathi


FROM OUR COMMUNITY

  • Tammi March 27, 2009
    Tammi
    September 27, 2008

    No, there is no other drug that works like singular. It has a chemical all on it's own and nothing compares to it. I have the same problem and I can see the difference in my breathing since I'm not taking it. Good Luck on finding something.

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  • S. Turner April 13, 2010
    S. Turner
    September 27, 2008

    I have insurance but they will only cover $12.  That leaves me paying $127.  Singular works on my allergies while none of the others do.  So, I have looked and tried everything I can get my hands on to no avail.

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    • Sue
      Sue
      June 05, 2010
      Sue
      Sue
      June 05, 2010

      Singular is a wonder drug for me.  I can breathe and live normally when I take it.  However, my insurance only covers a small portion so I cannot afford the luxury of breathing and living a normal life in the San Joaquin Valley.  Why do the drug companies charge so much!  It is truely a shame on them.

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    • Emma
      August 08, 2012
      Emma
      August 08, 2012

      Right... why do they charge so much! it really is a shame...

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  • Diane June 07, 2014
    Diane
    September 27, 2008
    You can go to the drug company web site that manufactures Singular and get a card that will allow you to purchase the brand name Singular for the generic price. It's saves me almost $40.00 a month as it's not even covered on government subsidized drug benefits. I tried the generic and found it was not nearly as effective but at least now I'm able to pay almost half the amount. READ MORE
  • Sandra Hester January 18, 2013
    Sandra Hester
    September 27, 2008

    Is there a cheap substitute for Singular?

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  • Sandra Hester January 18, 2013
    Sandra Hester
    September 27, 2008

    Is there a cheap substitute for Singular?

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  • rc
    rc
    October 23, 2012
    rc
    rc
    September 27, 2008

    it is now in a generic form and available at costco for less than $40.00 with no insurance.

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  • Emma August 08, 2012
    Emma
    September 27, 2008

    I, Like all of the above people NEED to take singular but because its so expensive- I cant do so. Its the ONLY medication that helps with all of my allergy related issues... just came from the pharmacy from buying yet another off brand product, trying to see how it makes me feel. Lord knows, if I find one that works..I'll share. Someone that I know with the same issue said that Advil cold and sinus works well for her... but I cant see taking a "cold" medicine on a routine schedule.. liver damage is around the corner.

     

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  • Joy
    Joy
    November 13, 2011
    Joy
    Joy
    September 27, 2008

    I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada and trying to retire so my budget is restricted. What a surprise when I ran out of the free samples the Dr gave me and I had to pay $92 for 30 of them. I cannot afford that and yet Singular is very effective for me. Damn it all anyway.

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