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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Walgreens Substitute to Children's Benadryl Perfect Measure Pre-Filled Spoons - DISCONTINUED

THE POST BELOW IS NO LONGER ACCURATE.  I WAS INFORMED ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th, 2013, THAT THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.  THE DISTRIBUTOR IS LOOKING FOR A MORE RELIABLE MANUFACTURER.


For years, the easiest way to give my kids diphenhydramine HCl, was through the Children's Benadryl Perfect Measure pre-filled spoons.  I had them at home, at school and always some in my purse.

Then, they disappeared.  Nowhere to be found. 

There was a short scare that this product too was discontinued, but I am happy to say that is NOT the case.  Having difficulty finding them?  Click on the following link, Wal-Dryl Spoons and then click on the 'Find at a store' link.  

Walgreens Children's Wal-dryl Single Use Allergy, distributed by Walgreen Co., 200 Wilmot Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015.

The ingredients listed include
  • Active ingredientDIPHENHYDRAMINE HCl 12.5 mg *5mL - one pre-filled spoon...antihistamine
  • Other information; each pre-filled spoon contains: sodium 14mg
  • Inactive ingredientsANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID, D&C RED NO. 33, FD&C RED NO. 40, FLAVORS, GLYCERIN, MONOAMMONIUM GLYCYRRHIZINATE, POLOXAMER 407, PURIFIED WATER, SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM CITRATE, SUCROSE
For more information, contact:   www.walgreens.com or 1-877-545-3635

Tonight we even had the chance to try these out.  The kids tried something new which didn't appear to have milk in it, and sure enough, it did.  As they got a bit panicky because their throats were scratchy and itching, I quickly tore off the tab on the top of one of these pre-filled, cherry flavored antihistamine spoons. 

Fortunately, they only needed one and within minutes they were at ease. We made it through dinner, finishing homework and off early to bed.

I couldn't be happier.  Once I hit up the local Walgreens, I will be buying several packages to keep our home, epi-pen packs and purses stocked! 

47 comments:

  1. I am confused by your credentials and then giving an antihistamine for a milk allergy. Throat issues on a known anaphylactic child means epi-pen. You can give the antihistamine afterwards for some symptom relief, but not before as you would not want to mask in symptoms.

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    1. Through almost 9 years of navigating 6 of the top 8 allergens, one being ANA to nuts, and a few extra allergies thrown in, I am, unfortunately, more experienced than I'd like to be in figuring out when to use benadryl versus an epipen. On the positive side, my kids are not ANA to dairy products, which certainly helps. Thanks for taking time to comment.

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    2. I give my son Benadryl for his reactions. You use the Epi Pen when they can't breath. Benadryl can be used for immediate relief. My son, thankfully, has not had to use his Epi Pen because he goes into the early stages and reacts with me fast enough to where he don't need to use it.

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  2. Great tip! I was at a loss when I found out the Target stores we shop at had pulled all Benadryl Perfect Measure products.... Since then, I've had to stock full bottles at school and summer camp. I will definitely check out the Walgreens brand. Thanks!!

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    1. I, too, was happy to find a possible alternative. Looks as though you have found them as convenient as we have. Thanks for taking time to comment.

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  3. Thank you! My 15 month old was diagnosed with peanut allergies a couple of months ago, so I've been looking for this product everywhere. I really dislike the idea of carrying a full bottle of benadryl in the diaper bag, right next to the Epipen. Not only is it inconvenient, but it makes me nervous, as a mom, to have medication easily accessible by the kids. I've had to put the diaper bag up higher, etc. to make sure my 1 or 3 year old can't have access to it. Keeping an individual dose with my Epipen will definitely relieve my fears. Thanks!

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    1. Gabrielle... thank you for taking time to post. I am thrilled to help that this info has helped you. I have several of these at school, in my purse and at home. They're easy to carry and offer me a huge piece of mind whereever I go, especially when traveling~

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  4. thank you so much! i was trying to find the BPM anywhere, but nowhere is where they all are. i will check Walgreens!

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    1. Sofia... did you find these where you live? I hope so~ I need more myself!

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  5. So glad to be able to help out! Just stopped by there myself today to stock up for the summer~ Thanks for taking time to post.

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  6. I can't tell you have excited I was to just happen across your blog with this tidbit of info! I am dangerously low on my Benadryl spoons that I paid way too much money for on Amazon and was not looking forward to carrying a bottle in my purse. Leaky things! I just bought some yesterday and I'm excited. And my son has a milk allergy (and peanut/nut) as well and his throat starts out itching when exposed. We give benadryl as his first line of defense which has always worked. we have the epipen and hope never to have to use it. People who doubt that need to understand that all kids are different when it comes to allergies. It's sad to call ourselves seasoned pros, but alas, it is true, lol. Thanks again!!

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    1. Thank you for taking time to post! My goal is helping others to figure out the products available which can make our lives and our children's a bit more stress-free. I appreciate you taking the time to let me know how this info has helped you and your family. Daniella

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  7. I can't thank you enough for this information. My 7 yr old son has food allergies and the pre-filled spoons are so convenient for on the go, for grandparents house, nurses office, etc. I could not find the Benadryl ones no where and spent way too much money for the last box I bought on Amazon. I even contacted customer service for Benadryl and got no help. I found them today at my local Walgreens and bought 2 boxes. So excited!

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    1. So glad to hear when this info helps to make others lives easier and safer~ Thanks for letting me know. Daniella

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  8. yay!! glad to know walgreens has them. if only there was a diy for this instead of stocking up all the time.

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    1. Hope you can get your cabinets stocked now~ DIY... yes, that would be helpful~

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  9. FYI, CVS also carries the single measure liquid.

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  10. Thanks for the info! I didn't know this and will be sure to share in the future~

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  11. Thanks! I was just searching online after not finding the Benadryl at Target today. I will be making a trip to Walgreens before school begins!

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    1. Nancy... Walgreen's has discontinued them.. check out CVS, if by chance, you have one near you~

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  12. Hi! I've bought the Walgreens brand in the past- but recently unable to find them anywhere here in multiple stores! Have they been recalled too or are they always out of stock?

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    1. Have you checked with the pharmacy and asked them? I just bought two boxes about 2 weeks ago when they were on sale. Haven't heard anything about a recall. Good luck!

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  13. Thanks sooooo much for this post! Need this for my hubby and daughter who are highly allergic to peanuts. I stash them everywhere and mine are due to expire and couldn't find them anywhere! Headed over to walgreens tomorrow...says they are in stock at our store. FYI you can check your store by going here and clicking the link "find at your local Walgreens".

    http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/walgreens-wal-dryl-children's-allergy-pre-filled-single-use-spoons-10-pack/ID=prod6091061-product

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    1. I think this post is one of my most popular... sooo glad to hear it's still helping others! Have our stash at home too:-)

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    2. Thank you... they have been discontinued.. check out CVS.. they have something similar I've been told..

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  14. Thank you for this! I have been searching and I honestly have not been into a Walgreens. Now I have a reason!

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  15. My Benedryl Perfect Measure spoons have been expired since July, 2012 but I couldn't find a replacement so I left them in my daughter's fanny pak with her epi-pens that she wears at school every day. Her food allergy is walnuts, hazelnuts, and her last (and only) experience with anaphylaxis was 7 years ago. I just now decided to hunt down more "spoons" and after discovering Benedryl has discontinued them, I found my way here. And thank goodness! Thanks for sharing that Walgreens has one now too. I'll be stopping there tomorrow :)

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    1. Soo glad you found this info helpful! Watch out for the sales too... it's great to stock up!! Daniella

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  16. I recently discovered your post on the Walgreens predosed spoons and am wondering if you still buy them there.

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    1. Absolutely! Especially when they are on sale!!

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  17. Do you find that they go out of stock often? I cannot find CVS's version on their website any more, and now Walgreen's is out of stock online and in the stores in my town.

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  18. I'm not finding the Walgreens brand online or in the stores right now! :(

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    1. Check CVS.. let me see what else I can find out.. you are the second one who is having trouble recently finding them.

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  19. GREAT NEWS! They haven't been discontinued.. just at some stores.. go to Walgreen site, find product and hit 'Find at a store' link to find them nearby~ Called customer relations and they offered the REAL scoop!

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  20. Thank you for this post. I haven't been able to find the discontinued Perfect Measure Benadryl packets for a while now. I was relieved to find them at Walgreens as Wal-dryl and then disappointed when my local Walgreens said that they had been discontinued. I took your advice and hit the "find a store" and found a Walgreens the next town over that has several boxes. I'm going to buy a few extra just in case. This is such a great product - why did Benadryl stop making it and why is Walgreen's not carrying it consistently? At least this will get my son through one more year.

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    1. So happy this info was useful! There's nothing like finding a product you just CAN'T live without and then NOT finding it! Check out CVS too, if you have one in your area.. there are NONE in Boise but I found one in Phoenix and stocked up on their benadryl spoons~

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  21. Just clicked the link and at the top it says "Your search for wal dryl spoons did not match all of your search keywords. Results that match some of your terms are provided" and only lists regular Benadryl, none of the spoons... so I can't find in store :(

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    1. I would call your local store and see what they have to say. That is what worked best for me. Good luck!

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  22. Can't find either Benedryl Perfect Measure or Walgreen's Single Dose anymore. So disappointing. I've been to 6 or 7 Walgreen's in the area and no one can tell me for sure that they've been discontinued. The pharmacist doesn't seem to know for sure. I thought it was hands down one of the best products on the market. I hate having a sticky bottle of benedryl (in a zip loc) in all my purses, etc.

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    1. Am in huge agreement with you.. Have you tried out Walgreens' chewables? Also check at CVS for their brand~ Good luck!

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  23. Thanks - I will have to try the chewables as an alternative. I need to figure out how many chewables is equal to 2 tsp. of the liquid (dose recommended by our allergist for her reactions).

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  24. The website says That product has been discontinued.

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    1. Thanks... will follow up.. too bad.. just a fews ago they told me they still had it..

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  25. I have looked for them recently & had no luck as well. very sad this product doesn't seem to be available any longer.

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  26. I've been looking for any of the pre-measured children's allergy products (CVS Pre-Measure Spoons, Benadryl Perfect Measure, Wal-Dry Pre-filled dose, etc.) for the past month. Can't even find any online. The school nurse requires the method that will get in the child's system the quickest...so only liquid versions are preferred (no chewables nor tables). It's very disappointing to have to purchase separate bottle forms for my purse, school, home, and after-school care center.

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  27. I just spoke with Benadryl corporate. They said it was discountinued per a marketing decision...but if there was sufficient demand they would bring them back. Contact benadryl customer service and request that they reinstate the line. OR submit feedback here: https://www.benadryl.com/contact-us

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  28. I bought these last fall - went to go re-stock for this school year (to go in the lock box in the nurse's office alongside our epi-pens) - only to find out they are nowhere to be found. I guess we will have to go with the tablets or bottles.

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