Equate is the Wal-Mart generic brand of consumer products and food. Wal-Mart also has a generic brand of Benadryl allergy medication. I discovered Equate when I went to Wal-Mart one day with allergy issues. But wouldn’t you know it, they were out of Benadryl. Florida is notorious for allergy sufferers. During the allergy seasons, I am one of the lucky ones who normally suffer horribly with runny noses, watery/itchy eyes and sneezing to boot. I noticed the package of Equate was almost identical to the Benadryl brand. Yet, the price was much lower. And with not much money on hand, it looked like a good buy.
I decided to buy the generic and try it. Couldn't hurt and I also felt that I just couldn't travel to another store. So, I purchased the Equate thinking at least it could get me by til I got home or had more energy to pick up some Benadryl.
When I arrived home, I took the prescribed dosage and went to bed. Next day, I felt great. Prior to finding Equate, I had used the Benadryl brand for years. When I discovered the Wal-Mart Equate brand, I decided to buy the Equate when money is tight. It cost about $3.00 less than well-known Benadryl brand and is just about as effective.
Equate is available in several different varieties: liquid, tablets and capsules. It relieves itching eyes, runny noses, congestion, symptoms due to hay fever, cold sneezing and general allergy related issues. it is not recommended for asthma but for minor problems and general mild aggravations due to the common cold.
Be aware of the fact that these pills should never be taken during the day. They will cause you to drop off into a deep sleep for a couple of hours and if not careful, you will never realize you have fallen asleep. I keep a box of the Equate Medication 25mg Capsules Antihistamine Capsules handy always. The bottle has 100 capsules and is now $4 a box. Directions stipulate to take one capsule every 4 to 6 hours. It is also recommended to not exceed more than 6 doses in any 24 hour period. Before giving these to children, consult with your pediatrician.
WARNING: So not drive when taking any medication. Also, when suffering with any illness or condition, never take any medication without the express approval of your physician. Also, do not give any medication to a child 12 or under without discussing it with your pediatrician.