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To learn more about Costco Pharmacy, click on the “Pharmacy”
link at Costco.com or call toll-free 1-800-607-6861.
TIPS FROM THE PHARMACY BUYER’S PICK
IT’S NO FUN for kids
to deal with allergy
your child suffer from
sneezing, watery eyes
and a runny nose can
be even worse.
Now available without prescription, Children’s Flonase Allergy
Relief Nasal Spray can
24-hour relief from symptoms caused by hay
fever and indoor and outdoor airborne allergens with just one daily dosage for children
age 4 and older.
Unlike many other allergy pills, Children’s Flonase Allergy Relief Nasal Spray
relieves congestion in addition to nose- and
eye-related allergy symptoms, including
runny nose, sneezing, itching and teary eyes,
and nasal itching, blockage or congestion.
Children’s Flonase Allergy Relief Nasal
Spray, which contains fluticasone propionate, the No. 1 prescribed allergy medicine,
works from the very first dose because it is
quickly absorbed directly at the source of the
discomfort. Most users experience relief
within 12 hours and maximum benefit
within three to four days.
Two-packs of 60-spray Children’s
Flonase Allergy Relief Nasal Spray ( 50 mcg
per spray) are available at your local warehouse and Costco.com. Item #1008687. C
ACCORDING TO THE Poison Prevention
Information Center, nine out of 10 poison
incidents involving children occur in the
home. Medicines, household cleaners and
other chemicals are common sources of
unintentional poisoning. Proper storage
and disposal of these products can help
reduce the risk of unintentional poisoning.
The Centers for Disease Control and
cdc.gov) recommends these
tips to keep both children and adults safe.
• Never share prescription medicines;
only take prescription medicines that are
prescribed for you, and use as directed.
• Keep prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and supplements in
a safe place that can only be reached by
adults who take or administer them.
• Keep medicines in their original containers, sealed with child-resistant caps.
• Properly dispose of unused,
unneeded or expired medications immediately. (Costco Pharmacies sell medication
return envelopes for disposal of unneeded
Household cleaners and chemicals
• Store cleaners and chemicals in their
original containers; do not store them in
food containers such as cups, bottles or jars.
• Store products out of sight and reach
of children, preferably in a cabinet with
• Always follow instructions on the
label, and do not mix products together.
• Wear protective clothing such as
gloves, long sleeves and pants while
• Make sure to open windows and
use fans to air out the space while using
• Have the Poison Help Number
(1-800-222-1222) on hand in case of accidental exposure. Post it near every phone
in the house, and save it in your cellphone.
Hopefully you will never need it, but if
an instance should arise, your family will
be prepared. C
COSTCO PHARMACIES, routinely recognized by a leading consumer magazine as
being among the least expensive places to fill
prescriptions in the nation, can be an excellent resource for helping your family save
money on medications.
For example, generic drugs have the
same active ingredients and the same high
quality, strength, purity and stability as
brand-name drugs, and their manufacturing, packaging and testing sites must pass the
Save money on prescriptions
same quality standards, but generics can cost
much less, according to the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA; fda.gov).
Here are some tips from the FDA on stretching your dollars for prescriptions.
• Ask your pharmacist or doctor about
generics or brands that may cost less.
• Tell your pharmacist or doctor if the
price is a problem for you.
• Ask your pharmacist or doctor if over-the-counter options are available as a substitute. C
Child safety and poison awareness