The Twisted Citroën Pharmacy in Orange County, Calif., is a one-stop shop for the growing number of prescription medications for people with severe allergies to citrus.
The pharmacy offers a variety of medications, including cough syrup, oral contraceptives and allergy medicine.
The pharmacist has a two-hour wait before opening and the pharmacy is closed on Sundays.
“We are a one stop shop for all allergies,” says pharmacy owner Julie Gros.
“It’s a wonderful thing to see patients who have never had to go to a doctor.”
Gros says it’s not uncommon for customers to bring in allergy medicines from their home countries and pay the pharmacy $15 to $20 a day.
Some allergies can be so severe that a doctor will order allergy shots or take allergy medications to try to help.
If the pharmacist refuses to take allergy shots, a customer may bring in a friend who has been prescribed allergy medication.
But it’s the patient who pays the price.
“When a patient is allergic to the medication, it can cost a lot of money to take that medication,” Gros said.
A customer may take a $20 allergy shot from a friend.
If Gros doesn’t get a prescription from her doctor within a few days, she has to start over from scratch.
Gros estimates that the pharmacy’s staff has spent about $1.6 million on allergy medicine over the last two years.
Grooms, a mother of three who was diagnosed with a rare form of the allergy, is a huge fan of Twisted Citron Pharmacy.
“I’ve been there for over a year and a half and love it,” Grooms said.
“The pharmacy is convenient, clean and the prices are very reasonable.”
She said that she and her friends have had a hard time finding medication that is safe and effective for them.
Grows a Family, Too Gros and her husband, Jeff, have been shopping around for an allergy medication and now they have a family of three.
“My husband and I had been in love with this pharmacy for a long time, and I just felt like we needed to find something that was good for us,” Gro said.
She said the Pharmacy has been helpful in helping her find an allergy shot.
“In the past, when we tried to take a shot, we just weren’t very successful.
So, I’ve been able to find a variety now that I would have to go back to my doctor for, so that is a big plus,” Gios said.
The Gross have been seeing their doctor on multiple occasions, but they’ve always found the pharmacy to be very helpful.
“They’re not just a one size fits all pharmacy, and we’re happy with that,” Gross said.
Graz said that the pharmacy has given her a free test kit so that she can use it to check on her allergies.
She is also seeing her allergist regularly to help her manage her allergies, and she said that since her appointment with the pharmacare doctor last year, she’s had more patients than she could handle.
Gios says that she has also been able have more people in her care for free.
“There are a lot more people at the pharmacy, because the pharmacy doesn’t charge anything,” Graz added.
Gos said that her family has been very lucky to be able to afford it.
She says that they had been looking for the allergy shots that she would have needed to take if she had been diagnosed with an allergy.
She added that she is happy that she was able to buy a allergy shot that she couldn’t afford.
“At the end of the day, you get what you pay for,” Gries said.