GRAND RAPIDS, MI, January 05, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- There is no true cure for allergies, but there are several different types of medications available (both over-the-counter and prescription) to help ease and treat irritating symptoms such as congestion and runny nose. These include antihistamines, decongestants, corticosteroids, and others.
When we are exposed to allergens it triggers our immune systems. Those of us with allergies experience an exaggerated immune response. Immune system cells release a substance called histamine, which attaches to receptors in blood vessels, causing them to enlarge. Histamine also causes redness, swelling, itching, and changes in secretions. By blocking histamine and keeping it from binding to receptors, antihistamines help to prevent these symptoms.
Decongestants work by shrinking swollen nasal tissues and blood vessels, relieving the symptoms of nasal swelling, congestion, mucus secretion, and redness.
As with other medications, allergy prescriptions can be difficult to pay for out of pocket. Millions of Americans are losing out on valuable healthcare because prescription charges are just too high. However, there are ways to alleviate the stress on your pocketbook as well as on your mind. With the AffordRx Prescription Discount Card, your costs at the pharmacy can be reduced by up to 75%. That is a higher rate of a savings than most other cards out there... and membership is free. It really couldn't be easier. Just print off the savings card from the AffordRx website and take it to your nearest pharmacist when ordering or picking up your medication. The card is accepted at all chain pharmacies and most independent ones as well.
There are no health restrictions, it can be used immediately, there is no paperwork to fill out, there is no use limit, and the AffordRx Prescription Discount Card never expires.
AffordRx representative Dylan Marc says: "We are excited to launch this program. Potentially saving Americans millions of dollars on their prescription medication. Anyone can use the card and it is 100% free."
The program was launched to help uninsured and under-insured residents afford their prescription medications. The program, however, can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-covered drugs.
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