Have you seen this commercial for Zyrtec? Basically, Zyrtec is trying to get you to buy their product by stating that you can’t take Allegra, their competition, with juice. I know this is not a food product, but I thought this commercial demonstrated such a great point I had to share it.
I went home to visit my parents in Indiana this past Sunday and my mother asked me about this commercial and if the statements were true about Allegra. Yes, the box clearly states that you should not take Allegra with fruit juices or antacids. However, I think it is interesting that the Zyrtec label states that you should not consume alcohol while taking their product. Hmmmm….I don’t think that would be a toss up for most consumers.
I wonder how many consumers just saw that commercial and automatically switched products? Does anyone read labels anymore? Before switching brands or trying a new product just because of something that you have seen on tv do your research first! Marketing experts are smart and want you to believe everything they say and buy their products. Sometimes things are true, but that doesn’t mean that other truths aren’t left out of the message.
Whether food or pharmacological it is always important to read the label and find out what you are actually putting in your body!