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More sticker shock...

I'm sure I had a "sticker shock" post somewhere in the past.

Anyway, I was at the eye surgeon's today and I said my eye allergies were quite bad at the moment, and he gave me a bottle of Pataday to try and a prescription to go fill if I thought it worked well, and he said it stopped the eye from producing the enzymes that made them itchy. So when I got home I looked it up online and the stuff is as much as $120 per bottle.

*faints dead*

I guess I'll use this little trial sample to get over the "gonna gouge my eye out" hump of this hideous allergy season and go back to over-the-counter stuff that doesn't particularly work once it's done. Or I could order generic from a foreign country for about $20. I dunno.

My eyes REALLY itch. Nearly year-round.


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Aug. 3rd, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
???????? I pay about 2 dollars for that stuff. I guess it helps to live in a country where everyone have to pay taxes.....
Aug. 3rd, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
Does it work well? I'll get it from a foreign pharmacy if it does.

It's sick how high my taxes are because I'm self-employed, plus I pay for health insurance, AND it doesn't cover anything.
Aug. 4th, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)
I pay about 34%. But I need no insurance. Any medicine I need for chronic ailments I get on a "blue" prescription from my doctor. If I need to go to the hospital it's for free. Guess it pays off to live in a "red" country....( have to be careful; big brother sees me. BOO!)
Have to look up the name as I seem to have mislaid my bottle. Off to work now, more later. Promise.
Aug. 4th, 2011 02:57 am (UTC)
Ok, so it's called Spersallerg. Works like magic. In addition I use eyedrops against dry eyes, seeing as I sit in front of the PC all the time.....
Aug. 4th, 2011 10:15 am (UTC)
Thank you for checking that out! It looks like the ingredients are different. Spersallerg is Antazoline HCl and tetryzoline HCl and Pataday olopatadine hydrocholride.
Aug. 3rd, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
My dad uses one of those online Canadian Pharmacies and he loves it. He saves heaps and so far the meds aren't dodgy.
Aug. 3rd, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
I've used them for stuff that's over-the-counter in Canada but not here and they've been fine, so I'd definitely try them for this.
Aug. 5th, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
Don't forget to buy a vault to lock the stuff in! Dayum.
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