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What to do When Name Brand is not an Option? Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products

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Right before baby girl was born, there was a voluntary recall on certain name brand infant and children's pain relievers.  I did not think anything of it at the time.  For one, my kindergartner very rarely got sick and what was in our cupboard was not on the list.  Secondly, I had other things going on... like having a baby.  

I know that sounds like bad parenting but really it's not because I am okay with the kids having a mild fever because it helps the body fight off whatever it is it is trying to fight.  I'm not against it, I just do not reach for pain reliever first.  Then, of course, baby girl needed infant pain reliever and my brand was no where to be found!  So, there I am... in the drug store, on my phone, trying to Google why it was not there - sigh.

Luckily, I was in my local Walgreens and as I stood there, staring at the selection trying to figure out what to do next, I spotted the Walgreens logo on the box of Infants' Pain Reliever Concentrated Drops.  I grabbed the box and headed off to the pharmacist to make sure I was getting the right thing since it was a brand that I knew nothing about and was also a few dollars cheaper then some of the other brands.  I needed to know why and if it would work.

120x30_WalgrensTransparentLogoApparently, Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products has a whole line of products to meet the needs of the family but what I needed was something to take baby's pain away and fast.  Baby girl's shots did not go so well.  She was cranky, angry and had a slight fever.  Now, I know I said that I was okay with a mild fever but baby girl was in pain and the doctor did recommend giving her something if her temp rose and if baby girl seemed in pain.  I explained all of this to the friendly pharmacist and she assured me that this was normal, unfortunately.  She also assured me that the Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products are just as safe, if not safer, then the name brand products and at a lower cost.

PharmacistBesides recommending the Walgreens Infants' Pain Reliever, the pharmacist also explained that there is a 100% satisfaction guarantee with all of the Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products.  That really put my mind at ease.  It also helped to tell me that it has the same active ingredients and is alcohol, aspirin, and ibuprofen free.  As a bonus... dye free and it came with a  dropper!  The dropper might not be a big deal to some but having gone home and realized I had no way to give medicine to a child who does not feel good in the first place - sucks!

While I was there, I also learned that my purchase (and every purchase) of  Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products supports bringing preventive wellness services to local communities through the Walgreens Way to Well Fund™.  Walgreens will contribute up to $3 million annually to the Walgreens Way to Well Fund™.  It is good to know that my purchase means more then just a dollar amount to Walgreens.  To learn more about this program visit Walgreens.com/WaytoWell.

Wondering if it worked...?  It did!  Thankfully.  She had no problems taking the medicine from the dropper and I was not worried about staining my shirt when I spilled the bottle on myself - sigh.

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