SNEAKY pricing means folk battling colds and influenza face profitable adult to 3 times as most for IDENTICAL medicines if they collect carelessly.
And currently Mr Money shows we how to make certain we don’t overpay if we or your desired ones are bunged adult — by regulating one elementary trick.
Branded and own-labels versions competence demeanour different, with varying names and claims, though mostly they are a unequivocally same tablet, plug or powder.
You can find out that are a same — if we have good eyes and review a little print.
Medicines with matching make-up all have a same PL — or product chartering number, that is a little formula printed on a wrapping of all medicines.
Shoppers can find these and review them. This isn’t only a box of a medicines carrying a same active part though being done in a somewhat opposite approach or carrying a somewhat opposite amount. These are identical, and we know that since of a PL code.
For example, Benylin’s Cold and Flu max-strength capsules are £3.09 during Lloyd’s and an matching product is £1 during Wilko.
TRIPLE THE PRICE
At Sainsbury’s Sudafed 16 overload and heartburn service capsules cost £3.60. The same product by chemist Numark is £1.25, and during Wilko £1.
But it is not only large brands where a prices are higher.
Boots’ own-brand Ultra Cold and Flu Relief All in One 10 sachets cost £3.99, that is 45 per cent some-more than Morrisons’ Cold and Flu Relief All in One Powder for Oral Solution 10 sachets, that costs £2.75 and again has a same PL number.
Megan French, from MoneySavingExpert.com — who have highlighted this emanate too — said: “Families need to be wakeful they could be profitable triple a cost for matching medication. Over a year this could unequivocally supplement up.
“It’s easy to consider imagination wrapping means medicine will be better, though check what’s inside.”
A orator for a Royal Pharmaceutical Society said: “If a PL series is a same, a medicine inside a product is too. This order would request to over-the-counter medicines.
“The PL series is a same though a outdoor wrapping will be specific to a particular retailer and cost will be set by any retailer individually.”
COUGH PASTILLES – PL 00094/0009
Potter’s Chesty Cough Pastilles (Pack of 20) £3.25 during Boots
Boots Pharmaceuticals Catarrh Pastilles (Pack of 20) £2.99
COLD AND FLU CAPSULES – PL 12063/0066
Wilko Max Strength Cold and Flu capsules (16 pack) £1
Benylin Cold and Flu Max Strength (16 pack) £3.09 during Lloyds
CHILDREN’S COUGH MEDICINE – PL 0014/0307
Calclough Children’s Soothing Syrup (125ml) £3.20 during Chemist 4 U. Com
Boots Glycerin and Blackcurrant Linctus (200ml) £1.99
COUGH MEDICINE – PL 03105/0057
Wilko Dry tickly cough syrup (200ml) £1.80
Morrisons Dry tickly cough syrup (200ml) £1.50
CHESTY COUGH – 03105/0051
Waitrose Chesty Cough (200ml) £2.10
Numark Mucas Cough resolution (200ml) £1.75
MAX STRENGTH SINUS RELIEF – PL 12063 / 0067
Wilko Max Strength Sinus Relief (16 capsules) £1
Sudafed Congestion and Headache Relief (16 capsules) £3.60 during Sainsbury’s
FLU RELIEF – 12063/0104
Boots Ultra Cold and Flu Relief All in One (ten sachets) £3.99
Morrisons Cold and Flu Relief All in One (ten sachets) £2.75
CORN PLASTERS – PL 00089/5007R
Superdrug Medicated Corn Plasters (x 5) £1.69
Carnation Corn Caps (x 5) £2.99 during Boots
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