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Coming to a discount retailer near you — or, at least, me: Generic Zyrtec for children!
I saw the syrup with my own eyes at Target today. Unfortunately, Big Guy views “swallow pills” as a mark of maturity and disdains syrup as baby stuff. But where there’s syrup, tablets couldn’t be too far behind.
We’ve loved Zyrtec from afar for the past year. I had to give it up last summer and switch Big Guy back to Claritin after our insurer dropped Zyrtec from its formulary. I hated to do it — Zyrtec worked far better for him — but at $50 a month, I simply couldn’t afford it.
I considered going back to Zyrtec when it went over the counter at the beginning of the year, but it still was pricey.
Now, though, there’s hope
Maybe I’m the last dolt on Earth to tote around an anaphylaxis emergency kit that’s sticky from a previously used bottle of Benadryl that starts to ooze the second it’s in any position but vertical.
Maybe I’m the last idiot who’d just as soon throw away a practically new bottle rather than deal with the mess it inevitably will make when it starts dripping all over the Epi-Pen and albuterol inhaler it shares a tote bag with.
On the off chance I’m not, I wanted to pass along this tip from the school nurse at Big Guy’s soon-to-be kindergarten: Benadryl Quick Dissolve Strips.
Technically, they’re approved only for ages 6 to 12. Then again, so’s regular Benadryl. But when two doctors tell me to immediately hit him with two teaspoons of Benadryl (a dose