Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products Review
In an effort to save money for our family, I tend to lean toward buying trusted generic brands of items. One category that I have increasingly been buying generic or store brand products is in the health and wellness category.
Growing up my mother always bought name brand medications, be it Tylenol, Advil, etc. She said that the generic medication was not made the same as the name brand medications. As I moved out on my own I followed in her path....until this past Christmas Eve.
I broke a tooth a couple of days before Christmas. Thankfully I was able to get into a new dentist on Dec. 23 and we made the decision that I would have to have the tooth pulled after Christmas and after I could get the infection that was in my gum around the tooth taken care of. I was put on a prescription antibiotic and told to take ibuprofen for the pain. As we were leaving to travel to my in-laws on Christmas Eve, I realized that I was OUT of ibuprofen. That would not be good as we were traveling most of the day and I couldn't eat with the pain. So we decided to stop at Walgreens on the way to my in-laws house to get some Advil. My hubby went in to get the ibuprofen for me and he came out with the Walgreens brand Ibuprofen 200 mg. He said that it was $4 cheaper than Advil and that since it said that it had the same active ingredients as Advil he wanted me to try it. Since we were running late and I was in pain I agreed.
The Verdict: Not only was the Walgreens Brand Ibuprofen $4 cheaper than the comparable size of Advil, it also worked just as well and maybe a little better! In my personal experience, I felt that it lasted longer than the Advil therefore I did not have to take as many, saving me even more money and helping to keep my tooth and gums pain free. After I had my tooth pulled, I did not take the prescription painkillers that I was prescribed (didn't even get the prescription filled). Instead I took my Walgreens Brand Ibuprofen and it worked GREAT!!!
I am definitely a convert. Since my experience last Christmas, I have bought many other Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products and have GREAT experiences with them all.
Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products are a great value allowing families to save money without compromising quality or trust. With the rising cost of health care and prescription medications, I love that I can save money by buying Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products over the counter and that it won't hurt our budget. I also LOVE that Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products are Walgreens pharmacists recommended, most contain the same active ingredients as their brand name counterparts, and have a 100% satisfaction guaranteed policy associated with them. (Visit http://www.walgreens.com/walgreensbrand to learn more!) to to to
Another thing that I love about Walgreens is the Walgreens Way to Well Fund™. Purchases of every Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products supports bring preventive wellness services to local communities through the Walgreens Way to Well Fund™. These services include preventive health test and education through vouchers at local stores and through the National Urban League Health and Wellness Tour. Walgreens commits up to $3 Million dollars each year to it's Walgreens Way to Well Fund™. (For more information please visit walgreens.com/waytowell ) I love that just by buying products that help our family, I can help out the community as well. Sounds like a win-win to me!
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