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Dr Reddy's Cetirizine 10mg (Generic Zyrtec Alternative) 280 Tablets $29.99 Delivered @ PharmacySavings

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** MORE STOCK FROM SUPPLIER ADDED FOR OZBARGAINERS 29/12**

Merry Christmas Ozbargainers !!

Just as all of our sales reps head off on annual leave, one of my favourite reps calls me and says "Hey Jason, I don't suppose you can help me clear out the last of the 2021 Expiry Cetirizine before I go on annual leave?" (The Ozbargain bell rings inside my brain).

Rather than pocket the extra margin, I'm going to pass on the amazing deal offered to me to Ozbargainers as my Christmas gift for the wonderful support I've had over the past few months!

Regular post is free on this deal but As Australia Post speed has ground to a snail speed again I've temporarily reduced the price of express post satchel delivery to $6.99 for all orders until after Xmas if this helps with those in immediate need of Hayfever relief.

ITEM: 280 Cetirizine 10mg Tablets (Generic Zyrtec)
LINK: https://pharmacysavings.com.au/collections/allegy-relief/pro...
CODE: NOT REQUIRED
PRICE: $29.99
EXP: 10/21
DELIVERY: Free Aust Wide OR limited time $6.99 Express Post

For those who want a smaller quantity https://pharmacysavings.com.au/collections/allegy-relief/pro... 140 Tabs = $17.99 / 210 Tabs $24.99

If Ozbargainers don't gobble this like a $20 Woolworths lobster I'll move all remaining stock over to eBay so rush in !

Thanks to some great sales rep, Christmas cheer I've also been able to restock these deals and hold prices:
MOST ECONOMICAL FEXOFENADINE HYDROCHLORIDE (Generic Telfast)
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/545897
70 x HAYFEXO (Generic Telfast)
https://pharmacysavings.com.au/collections/allegy-relief/pro...
USE CODE: ozbargain (price will come down to $13.99)

CHEMISTS OWN LORATADINE (GENERIC CLARATYNE)
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/587113
https://pharmacysavings.com.au/products/copy-of-50-x-loratad...
100 X TABLETS = $17.99 WITH CODE
CODE: cybermonday

3 x NASONEX GENERIC SENSEASE NASAL SPRAY
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/561632
https://pharmacysavings.com.au/collections/allegy-relief/pro...
3 x 140 Dose Spray $39.99 WITH CODE (FREE EXPRESS POST - JUST SELECT FREE AND I'LL POST EXPRESS)
CODE: nasal

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  • -1 vote

    Do you have generic Iron tablets?

    • +2 votes

      I buy these ones from iherb: https://au.iherb.com/pr/21st-Century-Iron-65-mg-120-Tablets/.... They're similar to ferrograd C without vitamin C. Did a quick google and looks like you can get generics for around $5.99 in Oz, but for a smaller number of tabs.

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        Thank you for this. I take 100 ml 3 times per week but will purchase these as still works out cheaper if I take these 65 mg 5 times per week than the Ferro-f-tab 100 mg.
        ($9.99 CW)

        • +1 vote

          mum's been taking 1 Maltofer tab a day

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            @capslock janitor: Ferro-f-tab is also 100 mg but $9.99 for 60 against the Maltofer 30 Tablets also 100mg but $21.99 for 30 Tablets so like 4 times more expensive. The ones from iherb work out even less.

  • +4 votes

    You’re an ozbargain legend. Thanks

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    Country of manufacture?

    • +4 votes

      India i guess, Dr.reddy's is one of the pharma giant there

  • -1 vote

    Beware of Dr Reddy's as they have received multiple Form 483s from FDA from 2011 through last year and here's the latest. Most probably the country of manufacture is India and the quality of drug manufacturing is not very assuring based on the above. 280 Cetrizine tablets cost ~$10 in India and now they are trying to sell the same quality drugs @ $30 here?!

    • +7 votes

      Pretty sure our average income is a little higher than India's, so happy to pay the premium.

    • +1 vote

      The notices seem to be related to poor QC and or storage causing out of spec humidity content or OOS effective loads. Fair enough. IIRC the FDA requires that drugs be within 97% of their stated spec. That said, the chance of harm from an out of spec cetirizine tablet is pretty damn low - so I'm not concerned.

    • +21 votes

      Can't speak to your concerns as we are a retailer. This is a short dated clearance by the manufacturer. The low price is not related to quality issues or concerns raised in relation to this product that we are aware. I am reasonably sure the price you quote for Indian medicine is not for drugs with an AUST R approval number.

      Given your blanket disdain of Indian manufactured drugs we'd be happy for you to supply info on where to purchase an Australian made alternative. As best I know all Cetirizine is manufactured in India or China.

      • +10 votes

        I believe the technical term for that response is a "mic drop" :)

    • +1 vote

      have you heard of import tax and profit margin of local shops?

  • -2 votes

    Medicines made in India are of very good standard as India produces some of the best Doctors in the world !

    • +21 votes

      Australia also makes the best F1 cars because Mark Webber is from here and he drives one.

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      No, this is not the reason. The US FDA actually carries out audits a lot of pharmaceutical manufacturers in India. So the manufacturers have to keep up their game or lose access to the prized US market.

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    When in 2021 do they expire?

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      Exp: 10/21

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    It'd be silly to waste that much money on zyrtec or similar generic alternatives because it is older generation anti histamine and will cause drowsiness. Better spending on others like telfast or loratadine which don't have this side effects, just like not wasting money on a pentium 4 when you can get core i5 for the same price or even less.

    • +8 votes

      Here's the core i5 ;-)

      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/545897
      70 x HAYFEXO (Generic Telfast)
      https://pharmacysavings.com.au/collections/allegy-relief/pro...
      USE CODE: ozbargain (price will come down to $13.99)

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        Here's the core i5

        Brilliant!

    • +2 votes

      Cetirizine causes drowsiness? It never had for me. Zyrtec was a breakthrough product when it came out because it didn't cause drowsiness - unlike earlier antihistimines like Promethazine (Phenergan).

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        i never get drowsy from any of the big 3, guess im built like that

    • +4 votes

      Cetirizine is classed as a non-drowsy antihistamine as it works on peripheral histamine receptors. Some people respond to it differently though.

    • +1 vote

      Some people want the drowsiness, at least only for the night.

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    "favourite reps" = drug dealer

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    anything for the kiddies? a chewable for example?

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    Ooof, overpaid on ebay for sure

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    When does the loratadine expire?

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      Sorry don't have a pack in front of me but from memory its mid 2023

  • -1 vote

    Not going to lie, bought some on the recent sale.

    As someone who gets molested by hives, these legitimately did not work when I compare them to their non-generic counterparts.

    • +1 vote

      As someone who has to live on daily cetirizine I'll report back on how these go. I have been using Kirkland generics for 6 years with no ill effect. If I bought genuine I'd need to take out another mortgage.

      I doubt these will be any different and should work fine. The active ingredient is identical.

      Reason: Dermatographia

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        I've been using these for a couple of months now. I only use them occassionally but haven't noticed any difference between these and branded Zyrtec (because a pharmacy I went to a while ago didn't have any generics).

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          Yeah honestly I think the only factor in play is if the tablets are old / out of date and that applies to genuine & generic. These should be fine.