Thursday, 4 March 2010

Rip Off Branded Pain Killers

I went to but some pain killers today. I looked at Nurofen super duper strength extra fast (or something like) that contained 200mg of Ibuprofen and they were £3.99 for twelve pills.
I then saw some unnamed unbranded 200mg Ibuprofen that were 49p for sixteen pills!!
The same ingredients - essentially the same product without the branding - and one cost 6p per pill and the other one 33p.
So I say to you, read the ingredients and don't buy the rip off branded stuff!

6 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I always spend a little extra time comparing the products, and prices.
You are exactly right, those fancy packages allow them to charge more.
Don't be fooled.

thelunaticarms said...

Always check your prescriptions too. I was once proscribed some supposedly powerful vitamins that would have cost £30 for a tub of 20 capsules. Had a word with the Pharmacist and got exactly the same for a few quid.

Modern day Dick Turpins. "Your money or your life"

breadgirl said...

Good morning JPT
You raise a very good point here. It is always worth comparing products. I think it is immoral the way innocent people can be ripped off. Thanks for the reminder. God bless you.

Krisno said...

Good point..

James Higham said...

Could be so but I also bought some generic pills and they took ages to take effect.

Tony nile life said...

http://omg.yahoo.com/news/teen-idol-corey-haim-dies-at-38/37184?nc
this guy did not know anything about pill either.
Personally I have to take Ibroprufen under the docs guidance 400 m g tablets knock a camel off its feet so I am told. and personally When I am in Pain I need the tablets so cost does not come into it Just as long as they relieve the pain. but I am sure it will save folks money that's if they can be bothered to read whats on the box.