I am very out with the current laws on purchasing Claritin-D.
The reason I say this is because of my experience at Wal-mart Pharmacy yesterday. I assume this could have happened to me at any pharmacy I went to. I suffer allergies, and generally I take the occasional allergy tablet, if the need arises. I have food allergies and pet, and smoke allergies. I can’t eat certain foods and I don’t like to smell pets particularly cats. I have terrible allergy attacks to them, they are cute lil fuzzy things that don’t like my nose. I am traveling and one never knows if pets have been in hotel rooms, even when they say no pets allowed.
Now back to my story, a little background is sufficient. My husband went to buy two 10 tablet boxes of Claritin D and he was told he could only buy one ten tablet box. He had wanted one for him and one for me for our vacation. Thanks goodness I was there because I had to buy my own box. Wow what a mission it was too, never in my life did I imagine. I had to give the cashier my drivers license, my phone number and had to sign a statement declaring that I my information was not false and that I didn’t intend fraud etc etc. I read it all when I signed it just to make sure what I was signing. Then to top it off I thought I was paying for the one box of Claritin- D but no. I had to swipe my card again and sign to pay it. This took quite a while it wasn’t just walk in buy your medicine and leave.
I am curious now and want to know why this is done. I thought if medicine that they needed to track was suppose to be purchased by prescription. I am going to do a search online today to read up on why this happens.
Hence my first statement I am no up to date with current laws. I don’t purchase these often enough, thank goodness. I purchase it every once in a blue moon.
Well that is my post, had to vent because it did aggravate me quite a bit. If I had not needed the tablets I probably would have just left, but anyhow. 🙂 Click below for information I found in my search.
I am sure glad I don’t need to purchase this medication on a regular basis. I need to research it carefully because my husband has allergies and he takes medication regularly. He used to take prescription but the insurance co-pay went up and he is buying over the counter medications. He is thinking it might be more cost effective. Now I am not sure if its what he should do.
Geez I was really clueless about the extend of this law.
Here is another link from New Mexico the state I lived before OK
I must admit I the thought of doing anything other than taking a pill for what is meant has never crossed my mind. It amazes me how resourceful some people can be. Imagine if all this brain power was put to good use. I can only imagine.