OTC Product News

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0,0

PrimaLens Multi-Purpose Solution

Marketed by:

Molecular Health Commerce Inc (San Diego, CA)

Indication:

PrimaLens Multi-Purpose Solution cleans, rinses, stores, rewets, disinfects, and removes proteindeposits from soft contact lenses. The product contains no thimerosal or chlorhexidine. PrimaLensMulti-Purpose Solution is bottled in a special Blow-Fill Seal sterile packaging. The completely sealed bottle is blown and filled in one step, using less production energy, no irradiation, and no extra sterilizers. Available in a 12.3-oz bottle, the product retails for $8.49.

For More Information:

www.PrimaLensMPS.com866-766-6424

blink Tears

Marketed by:

Advanced Medical Optics Inc (Santa Ana, CA)

Indication:

Blink Tears is a new lineof lubricating eye dropsfor individuals who experienceoccasional or chronicdry eye symptoms. Theproduct includes a blendof ingredients naturallyfound in the eye. BlinkTears provides long-lastingrelief with less blurring ofvision; offers up to 60-minmoisture retention time;restores tear film with eachblink; improves tear filmstability; and adapts to an individual's dry eye needsby thickening when the eye is open and thinningwhen the eye blinks.

For More Information:

www.amo-inc.com

Footglide Skin Protectant Stick

Marketed by:

BodyGlide (Bellevue, WA)

Indication:

Footglide SkinProtectantStick is aunique blendof ingredientsthat helpsreduce frictionand chafingby letting anindividual'sshoe glideover the skin, rather than rub it the wrong way. Theproduct, which looks like a small, purse-sized deodorantstick, lays a protective layer of nongreasy, moisturizingingredients on sensitive skin to help reducefriction. If applied once chafing has set in, FootglideSkin Protectant Stick protects the area and helps preventfurther skin damage. The product, which retailsfor $7.99, does not contain mineral oil, petroleum, orlanolin that can stain leather and fabric.

For More Information:www.bodyglide.com

Natrol 5-HTP Time-Release 200 mg

Marketed by:

Natrol Inc (Chatsworth, CA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Plethico Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Indication:

Natrol 5-HTP Time-Release200 mg is a drug-free,plant-derived source ofamino acid that naturallyincreases the body's levelof serotonin. The producthelps to promote relaxation,calm, and greaterhealth control, as well ashelping support a positivemood.

For More Information:www.natrol.com800-2-NATROL (800-262-8765)

Hot OTC

TUMS QuikPak

Marketed by:

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (Pittsburgh, PA)

Indication:

TUMS QuikPak isan antacid in a convenientinstant-dissolvepowder form.The antacid dissolvesinstantly onthe tongue withoutwater and neutralizesacid on contactto relieve heartburn fast. Like the original TUMS formulation,the product also has the added benefit of beinga daily source of extra calcium. Available in 24 BerryFusion-flavored individual dose packets, TUMS QuikPakretails for $4.89.

For More Information:www.tums.com800-257-8650

LiceMD

Marketed by:

Combe Inc (White Plains, NY)

Indication:

LiceMD is an effective, pesticide-free liquid gel treatmentthat is clinically proven toeliminate head lice, eggs, andnits in 3 steps. The clear, odorless,hypoallergenic gel formulamakes the comb-out processsmooth and easy because itlubricates the hair and allowsthe comb to glide effortlesslythrough long, thick, or very curly hair. For short hair,1 oz to 2 oz of LiceMD is needed; for medium-lengthhair use 2 oz to 3 oz; and for long hair use about 3oz to 4 oz. One bottle will treat an individual withmedium-length hair twice. LiceMD, which retails for$14.49, is available in a 4-oz bottle with a lice comb.

For More Information:www.LiceMD.com800-431-2610

Nicotine Polacrilex Gum USP

Marketed by:

Perrigo Co (Allegan, MI)

Indication:

The PerrigoCo recentlyreceived FDAapproval tomarket OTCorange-coatedNicotinePolacrilexGum USP, 2mg (base) and 4 mg (base). The FDA has determinedthe product to be bioequivalent to the referencelisted drug, GlaxoSmithKline's Nicorette Gum, 2 mg(base) and 4 mg (base), which is an aid to smokingcessation.

For More Information:www.perrigo.com

CardioChek Home Cholesterol Analyzer

Marketed by:

Polymer Technology Systems Inc (Indianapolis, IN)

Indication:

CardioChek HomeCholesterol Analyzeris a home diagnosticsdevice for individualswith elevated or highcholesterol to keepclose tabs on theircardiovascular healthbetween physician visits.The device provides personal, at-home testing ofcholesterol and other cardiac risk factors. CardioChekHome Cholesterol Analyzer is the first analyzer toreceive FDA clearance for at-home testing of cholesterol,high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides,glucose, and ketone levels. The hand-heldanalyzer uses individual test strips to monitor the keyindicators related to heart disease, stroke, diabetes,and other serious health problems. Using a small dropof blood for testing, individuals can have their resultsin <2 minutes. The CardioChek Home CholesterolAnalyzer also has a large digital readout and storesthe last 30 measurements from each type of test.

For More Information:www.CardioChek2.com877-870-5610

BioGaia Probiotic Drops

Marketed by:

Everidis Health Sciences (St. Louis, MO)

Indication:

The company recentlyannounced distribution ofBioGaia Probiotic Drops&#8212;aprobiotic formulated forchildren. The drops containLactobacillus reuteriProtectis&#8212;natural lactobacilliproven effective andsafe for children. BioGaiaProbiotic Drops restore anatural balance in the gutand calm digestive distress.The recommended dose is5 drops per day as directed by an individual's healthcare professional.

For More Information:www.everidis.com877-776-0101

Adult Acne Clearing Gel

Marketed by:

ZAPZYT Skin Care Products, distributed by Waltman Pharmaceuticals Inc (Flowood, MS)

Indication:

Adult Acne Clearing Gelis indicated for adults25 and older who experiencemild acne andneed a topical treatment.The formula containssalicylic acid, aloe,and natural botanicals to reduce the redness andswelling associated with acne breakouts. The light gelsmooths into skin without any visible sign and is lightenough that it can be worn under makeup.

For More Information:www.zapzyt.com800-648-0833