Walmart’s headache, migraine meds have same ingredients but different prices
Walmart proclaims to be the low-cost leader, but one customer says you may be getting duped by the labeling of one of its products.
The customer alerted consumer reporter Steve Noviello that Walmart is selling the same medicine under two different names — but one of the products is more than double the price of the other.
One of the packages is labeled “headache relief” and costs about $4. The other is labeled “migraine relief” and costs about $9.
They both contain 200 tablets. However, when you look at the ingredients — they’re the same.
The active ingredients listed in each pill are 250 mg of acetaminophen, 250 mg of aspirin and 65 mg of caffeine.
Noviello investigated and says the biggest difference between the two products is the bottles they come in.
Both are labeled with Walmart’s “Equate” brand and both have prices that beat out competing name-brands.
When asked about the difference between the products and their pricing, a Walmart spokesperson told Noviello that stricter testing for migraine medication could lead to higher pricing.