Why is Benadryl so much more expensive than Claritin?

Why is Benadryl so much more expensive than Claritin? At my pharmacy, Claritin tablet, on average, $ 0.90 more than a Benadryl tablet. Why the dras...


Why is Benadryl so much more expensive than Claritin?
At my pharmacy, Claritin tablet, on average, $ 0.90 more than a Benadryl tablet. Why the drastic difference? Which do you prefer and why Best Answer (s):

bmac answer
She said, “Why is so much more expensive than Benadryl Claritin” and then said, “At my pharmacy, Claritin tablet is on average $ 0.90 more as a tablet Benadryl. Why the drastic difference? “Yes, that’s Claritin more expensive because it is a brand name. Diphenhydramine is the generic for Benedryl. Loratadine is the generic for Claritin. Claritin is also a newer drug and not the cause drowsiness Benedryl makes so they can charge more.

Answer by maggie <3
Benadryl may also for skin allergies (like a rash), while claratin is only for nasal allergies

reply by sharon w
The brand name “Benadryl” is more expensive, but used I did not notice that OTC Claritin cost more.If all possible stick to the “generic”, they are exactly the same drug with the same standards as the brand name stuff. I routinely buy generic Benadryl (diphenhyrdramine) at my local dollar store for a box of 24 caps for $ 1.00 at Wal-Mart generic bottle of 100 tabs for $ 3.97.If you can not find the generic version ask the pharmicist. Take care. SW FNP

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