Claritin vs. Kirkland Signature AllerClear
Name-brand price: 37 cents per tablet
Generic price: 3 cents per tablet
The better deal: Kirkland Signature AllerClear
Buying knock-off versions of Benadryl, Loratadine or other over-the-counter medications are typically always the better deal. And, generic medications must contain the same active ingredients, dosage form and strength as the name-brand product that it is replacing, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Buy Claritin at Costco, and you’ll spend just under $40 for 105 tablets that will last you just over three months. But you can pay less at Costco if go generic. For $12.49, Kirkland Signature AllerClear supplies an entire year’s worth of the same ingredient, making it the clear winner.