I was shopping in Walgreen’s for a cold relief/ nasal congestion medication, standing there staring at the long aisle of choices. I had been there awhile, trying to decide. I didn’t want to buy something that wasn’t going to work! I had a bunch of those at home already! Finally I asked the pharmacist. She suggested Claritin. I said ok until I saw the price…it was $21.99. I was desperate for relief but $21.99…OUCH! So I asked for something less expensive that would work just as well…the pharmacist gave me Wal-Act. It was $5.99 for 48 tablets and the pharmacist said it was the same as Claritin; I would just have to take ibuprofen or something if I needed to relieve fever, or body aches….SOLD!
Pseudo ephedrine Hydrochloride 60mg…..Nasal Decongestant
Triprolidine Hydrochloride 2.5mg…..Antihistamine
The dosage for this is ONE tablet every 4-6 hours. These “tablets” are tiny! That’s one thing I really like about this product.
The tablets come in blister packs making it easy to get one at a time.
The packaging says that Wal-Act is helpful for temporarily relieving the symptoms of hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies, runny nose, itchy nose or throat, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes.
I have to say that FINALLY I found something that actually worked! I was so glad that I finally got some relief! My nose unplugged, I stopped sneezing…now I wasn’t having issues with allergies…I was sick with some nasty cold/flu thing my husband brought home. But the pharmacist insisted this would do the trick and she was right! It totally did its job! I could breathe again and the pressure from all the stuffiness was gone! It lasted the good 6 hours for me. This also makes me happy! I hate taking stuff that says 6 hours and 2 hours is all you get!
I did have to take ibuprofen for the body aches and fever I was having, but that didn’t bother me.
One thing I will say, this Wal-Act worked so well...there was one slightly uncomfortable effect. My throat got really dry…I mean REALLY dry when I was taking this. I had to constantly be sipping on something or sucking a cough drop or hard candy to keep that from being another discomfort. I didn’t mind it to much…the symptoms it was relieving were worth it to me!
Over all I would so recommend this if you need to relieve allergy symptoms or nasal congestion. The price is AWESOME compared to Claritin and although I’ve never taken Claritin, the pharmacist said it just like it.
Another quick note. I don’t know if it is like this all across the nation but, the pharmacist had this product behind her counter…it was NOT out on the main shelving. I believe it is because of the ingredient Pseudoephedrine. So, if you are looking for this/something like this you have to ask the pharmacist. She even had to get my ID and enter it into the system when I purchased this product.