10 New OTC Products for 2015


Each of these OTC products will be sitting on your pharmacy's shelves soon, if they aren't already.

Each of these OTC products will be sitting on your pharmacy’s shelves soon, if they aren’t already.

One A Day VitaCraves ChewyBites

Marketed by: Bayer Consumer Healthcare

Available in chocolate brownie and berry chocolate flavors, One A Day VitaCraves ChewyBites provide nutritional support in a hardshelled, chewy multivitamin that includes B vitamins and vitamin D.

Each 2-chew serving contains 100% of the daily value of folic acid and vitamins E and B6. Additionally, each serving contains 200% of the daily value of vitamin D and 150% of the daily value of vitamin B12.

Adults should take 2 chews daily.

Cetaphil RestoraDerm

Marketed by: Galderma Laboratories, LP

This is a new and improved look for Gelderma’s Cetaphil RestoraDerm product line. The new labels feature new product names: Cetaphil RestoraDerm Eczema Calming Body Wash and Cetaphil RestoraDerm Eczema Calming Moisturizer.

The body wash and the moisturizer use patented Filaggrin technology and ceramide technology to relieve eczema symptoms, providing long-lasting relief.

Each product is available for a suggested retail price of $13.99 to $14.99 for 10 oz.

Allegra Allergy Gelcaps

Marketed by: Chattem, Inc

Allegra Allergy Gelcaps provide 24-hour relief of symptoms associated with indoor and outdoor allergies: runny nose; sneezing; itchy, watery eyes; and itchy nose or throat.

Each gel-coated tablet contains 180 mg of fexofenadine HCl as an antihistamine.

Adults and children 12 years and older should take one 180-mg tablet with water once a day, not to exceed 1 tablet in a 24-hour period.

Arm & Hammer Simply Saline Baby Nasal Swabs

Marketed by: Arm & Hammer

Simply Saline Baby Nasal Swabs are designed to clean, moisturize, and alleviate nasal dryness associated with colds, allergies, asthma, and dry air. The swabs are individually wrapped for portability and hygiene, and contain 2 moisturizers: saline and glycerin.

Caregivers should hold the swab with the colored ring pointing upward, bend the colored ring gently until it snaps, and allow 2 seconds for the liquid to flow downward to the opposite tip. A circular motion should be used to swab just inside the nasal opening for as long as needed.

The product is safe for all ages.

Phazyme 250 mg

Marketed by: C.B. Fleet Company, Inc

Phazyme 250 soft gels are the first increased-strength antigas product introduced to the market in more than 15 years. This product is available in easy-to-swallow soft gels to relieve bloating, discomfort, and pressure associated with gas.

Patients should swallow 1 or 2 soft gels after a meal, but not take more than 2 soft gels in a 24-hour period, except under the advice of a doctor.

Children’s Robitussin Cough & Chest Congestion DM

Marketed by: Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

Robitussin Children’s Cough & Chest Congestion DM is formulated to temporarily relieve cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation that may occur with a cold, and to loosen phlegm and thin bronchial secretions to drain bronchial tubes in children aged 6 to 12 years.

Each 5-mL dose contains 5 mg of dextromethorphan HBr, USP, and 100 mg of guaifenesin, USP. The recommended dose for children aged 6 to 11 years is 5 to 10 mL every 4 hours.

Firming DMAE Moisturizer

Marketed by: Derma-E

Firming DMAE Moisturizer contains ingredients shown to support healthy collagen and elastin. The moisturizing formula contains DMAE, alpha lipoic acid, vitamins A and E, and C-ester plus moisturizing jojoba oil.

Derma-E recommends conducting a “patch test” for sensitivity on a small area under the ear to check for a potential adverse reaction.

Hello Kids Fluoride Toothpaste

Marketed by: Hello Products

Hello Kids Fluoride Toothpaste is formulated to prevent cavities and strengthen enamel in a formula free of triclosan, dye, alcohol, and artificial ingredients. The toothpaste has received the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance, is vegan, and is not tested on animals.

The toothpaste is available in blue raspberry, bubble gum, and green apple flavors at a suggested retail price of $3.99 each. The line is available exclusively at Target and at Target.com.

Nair Precision Kit for Face & Upper Lip

Marketed by: Church & Dwight Co, Inc

Nair Precision Kit for Face & Upper Lip is a 2-step kit that includes a contoured applicator and a gentle moisturizer to soothe skin following treatment. The product should be spread in a thick, even layer over facial hair.

If after 5 minutes hair has not come off, the product can be left on for a few additional minutes; the time should not exceed 10 minutes total.

Hair and cream should be gently removed with a damp washcloth and the area washed thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat-dried. Rebalancing moisturizer should then be massaged into the skin.

Zicam Kids Cold Relief Grape Soft Chews

Marketed by: Matrixx Initiatives, Inc

Zicam Kids Cold Relief Grape Soft Chews are formulated to relieve kids’ cold symptoms, including runny nose, nasal congestion, and scratchy throat. The easy-to-chew, quick-dissolving chews are nondrowsy and homeopathic.

The chews contain zincum aceticum and zincum gluconicum and are recommended for use in children aged 6 to 11 years. The chews should not be used in children younger than 6 years.

Children should chew and swallow 1 soft chew every 3 hours.

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