I was taking singular for allergies and can no longer afford it because of no insurance.
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.
Before using antihistamines, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
To your health,
Here is more information on common over-the-counter antihistamines:
3 Reasons to Choose OTC Antihistamines Over OTC Decongestants to Treat Your Allergy Symptoms
Antihistamine Oral Uses and How to Use
Nasal Decongestants and Antihistamines Oral Precautions and Side Effects
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.
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.
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.
Right... why do they charge so much! it really is a shame...
Is there a cheap substitute for Singular?
it is now in a generic form and available at costco for less than $40.00 with no insurance.
Can you tell us the name of the generic form
Montelukast is the generic name
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.
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.