Comments on "Zyrtec-D: worst packaging ever" - Faerye Net 2017-01-04T23:30:26+00:00 2017-01-04T23:30:26+00:00 2017-01-04T23:30:26+00:00 <p>Amen!!!!!!!!<br /> The packaging is awful— I can’t push the pill through and the peel- back is often stuck and not easy to use. Therefore I usually buy the Walgreens store brand—Walzyr which I can push out. As far as protection is concerned, use a childproof cap on a bottle.</p> Anita Reid 2016-09-24T23:13:39+00:00 2016-09-24T23:13:39+00:00 Melanie 2016-09-24T23:13:35+00:00 2016-09-24T23:13:35+00:00 <p>I hate the package! Why can’t you put them in a bottle?</p> Melanie 2016-06-07T22:42:19+00:00 2016-06-07T22:42:19+00:00 <p>I agree .<br /> Solution .. The "big wigs must change their attitudes ..this bad attitude of ‘’those higher up’’ – in their ivory towers – is a prime reason whys things are so slow to improve .<br /> Who gives a rats ass about scum-bag ’’meth’’ addicts ..The law abiding should not suffer !</p> Adrian Snare 2015-11-19T21:34:34+00:00 2015-11-19T21:34:34+00:00 <p>Thank you.—all of you (except for the bullet-idea person). For a while I thought that there must be something wrong with me. There must be a reason why I can’t get these things to tear-bend-tear right. I mean the manufacturer must have put millions of dollars and years of thought behind this insidious design. Right? They must have market-tested the design. Right. So obviously I must be one of the 1% of the idiots who can’t figure out how to work this thing. It has directions. It has perforations. What could go wrong?</p> <p>Well, I am so glad to know that this Evil Zyrtec Bubble Pack Support Group exists. I will visit it often.</p> John 2015-11-05T11:34:03+00:00 2015-11-05T11:34:03+00:00 <p>Shoe Bomber Mentality… I hate blister packaging, of course I am only a man and lack the patience it takes to get a Sudafed from the blister pack.</p> <p>One shoe bomber and our government says that the only way we can combatthat offense is for everyone who flies (Millions of them) is to have them all remove their shoes before boarding a plane, so being consistent, and because addicts are after decongestants the only way that they could come up with to combat those offenders is to make every person in this country suffer trying to get a pill from something called a blister pack… go figure that one out?</p> George 2015-03-12T16:38:17+00:00 2015-03-12T16:38:17+00:00 <p>Found Walgreens has generic brand so saving a few bucks there. But the biggest money saving comes from NOT BEING ABLE TO OPEN THE PILL PACKAGES!! What is up Zyrtec? If they just had the foil backing we could push the pills out. Cutting the package doesn’t make it any easier!!!! Please reconfigure your packaging for the senior citizens that cannot get into the packages!</p> nikki 2014-10-22T00:36:29+00:00 2014-10-22T00:36:29+00:00 <p>I consider myself a strong female operating farm machinery etc, but I have to take a hammer to the green cap on the Zyrtec bottle. I have never been able to squeeze the cap to open the bottle.</p> Ann Necessary 2014-02-27T03:52:27+00:00 2014-02-27T03:52:27+00:00 <p>they sure need a consultant; with five years of complaints about the battle-blister packaging, i can’t believe that neither the company or the doctors haven’t reacted. Yet docs still suggest the z-word. i will never buy it again. i will go to the two other doctor-suggested allergy tabs. i would rather switch than fight.</p> bob 2013-01-10T13:17:00+00:00 2013-01-10T13:17:00+00:00 <p>Hey for the first time ever I sent a note to my Assemblywoman and Senator regarding gun control. Read on. I think the packaging of Zyrtec D pills could go a long way for a better use.</p> <p>Why can’t bullets be encased in very difficult to open packaging just like Zyrtec D and be sold in the same manner? They are allowed for purchase, only after so many days, and needing a valid ID, for some kind of national registry. I am not even sure who or what runs the registry, but you can’t buy decongestants without all this: single pill encapsulation, scanning a valid ID at purchase, and only allowed every so many weeks.</p> <p>You Zyrtec D owners know all this, each and every pill is packaged very tightly, with a foil tab and a plastic encasement that is almost as hard to open as small electronics packages.</p> <p>If the anti-drug lobby can do this for individual pills, that I guess can be used to make ‘meth’, why can’t we do this for bullets that don’t need to be used by the x numbers per second? Maybe this, along with other gun controls could stop the senseless killings or slow them down.</p> <p>Thanks for letting me steer this post in a new direction. If you like the idea, please forward to your congress people too.</p> maria 2011-12-16T04:35:03+00:00 2011-12-16T04:35:03+00:00 <p>I tried everything, including grandkids, to get the package open without scissors, just because it had so many intriguing instructions, maybe it was a game. You know, like those mazes we had when we were kids where the little ball rolled around and you tried to get it to the center. Yes, I’m old. Zyrtec should do that— let you roll the pill around for a game, and THEN you can get the scissors.</p> <p>Now I feel better. ;)</p> Maggie 2011-11-13T07:57:08+00:00 2011-11-13T07:57:08+00:00 <p>Zyrtec’s manufacturers were insane to put out this product.</p> <p>The penultimate example of the Heisenberg Unpackaging Principle, i.e., that any attempt to open the packaging reduces the contents to a broken, powdery mess.</p> <p>Perhaps they were thinking “The customers will never forget this!” – indeed true.</p> tndal zyrtec packaging 2011-03-22T13:57:11+00:00 2011-03-22T13:57:11+00:00 <p>Please work on the packaging. I hate these blister packaging. I have to use my scissors to cut around the pill in order to open.</p> Linda byrd Allergy and Arthritis sufferer 2011-03-11T19:48:03+00:00 2011-03-11T19:48:03+00:00 <p>We used to be able to simply fill a prescription from the doctor and get a bottle with a 90-day supply through Medco. Now not only doenn’t insurance help cover the cost, but you have to go through the whole criminal record procedure to get the mini package of 24, which for me is good for a week and a half.<br /> I cannot begin to open the packs, so I’m thankful that my husband can help me. What tdo singles do.maybe we should band together and insist that the drugstore open the pills for us.<br /> And the final blow is that the Regular zyrtec is sold in convenient bottles, but not the strong stuff for serious sufferers!</p> Sue what is the deal with these packages?? 2010-05-24T08:56:34+00:00 2010-05-24T08:56:34+00:00 <p>Obviously people were complaining back in 2008 and Z-D has not gotten the message. Glad I only bought a box of 12 – I couldn’t believe how difficult and wasteful this packaging was and how mad I got trying to open the package. I will be going back to Claritin for this one reason!!</p> Jully Agree on the packaging! 2010-05-07T15:01:21+00:00 2010-05-07T15:01:21+00:00 <p>I totally agree on the packaging. My daughter has terrible allergies and we just started using Z-D. I cannot believe the struggle we had with the packaging. We finally just used a pair of scissors to pill out. Obviously there was not a focus group tested to determine usability of this packaging.</p> Jen My thoughts exactly! 2009-09-27T11:49:14+00:00 2009-09-27T11:49:14+00:00 <p>Zyrtec-D has the worst packaging &#8211; they should state &#8220;scissors madatory.&#8221; Even the generic isn&#8217;t fun &#8211; you must use scissors. Great comments Cyndi!</p> Jennifer WTG cyndi ! 2009-08-15T02:00:42+00:00 2009-08-15T02:00:42+00:00 <p>This does work well, just don&#8217;t pull it too hard or fast. It might tear, I think. You are a genius. :-)</p> Jeff I sort of won! 2009-08-06T21:25:31+00:00 2009-08-06T21:25:31+00:00 <p>After many many tries I accidentally came across a flaw in the packaging.If you grab the blister pack by the smaller blisters at the bottom then bend the very edges the white foil cover opens on the side and I can get it off!! What a waste of packaging not environmentally sound each pack has space for two Zyrtec-D for the whole day but they only put a single dose in! So much for corporate helping fix &#8220;global warming&#8221; shame shame. Not to mention I have to PAY to get my blood pressure up every time I have to take one of the darn things. FRUSTRATED BEYOND&#8230;.</p> cyndi Scissors in hand... 2009-07-11T13:59:52+00:00 2009-07-11T13:59:52+00:00 <p>i just sat down and took 15 minutes cutting open every blister pack of zyrtec D and put all the pills in a baggie. i hate the packing so much i dont buy unless i have a coupon. arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!</p> debbie