It's no secret that you can save
a lot of money in the drugstore by buying the
generic equivalents of brand-name over-the-counter
drugs. The trick is making sure you get the same
drug to treat your symptoms.
It's not that hard -- you just have
to know the active ingredient in the product.
Do you pay brand-name prices for
Benadryl, when you can buy its active ingredient,
diphenhydramine, for at least 25 percent less?
When it comes to nonprescription drugs, you can
save a ton of money by shopping around if you
know the brand-name drug's active ingredient.
To find out just what's in that
over-the-counter drug, run your cursor over the
figure below. Pop-up boxes will identify the active
ingredient in many popular name-brand drugs.
the cost of drugs" for price comparisons.