OTC Product News
Omron Elite 7300W
Omron HealthcareInc (Bannockburn, IL)
Designed for womenon the go, the portableOmron Elite7300W is clinicallyproven accurateduring all stages ofa woman's life andmakes monitoringblood pressure (BP) convenient with its 1-touch operationand large digital screen. The Omron Elite 7300Wfeatures 2 cuff sizes to help ensure proper cuff placementfor accurate readings at home; advanced averagingthat automatically displays the average of up to thelast 3 readings taken within 10 minutes of each other;a hypertension indicator that flashes when measurementsexceed the American Heart Association's guidelinesfor a healthy BP; memory function that stores 84readings, plus a guest mode; and a medication reminderalarm. The product retails for $99.99.
For More Information:www.omronhealthcare.com
Entegrion Inc(ResearchTrianglePark, NC)
Stasilon FR—ahemostaticwound dressing—recently received 510(k) clearanceby the FDA for use by medical professionals underprescription and OTC for individuals to control bleedingresulting from minor cuts and abrasions, as wellas lacerations, punctures, and incisions. The productis designed for use by medical personnel and firstresponders to control bleeding of severe wounds duringtransport, at hospitals, or at treatment facilities.The product also is useful at home or at work. It canbe used to stop the bleeding of minor wounds or tostabilize more serious injuries while seeking professionalmedical help. Stasilon FR is a single-use hemostaticwound dressing that is available in 4-in x 4-inand 2-in x 2-in pads.
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Nature Made Liquid Softgels
Pharmavite LLC(Mission Hills, CA)
The easy-to-swallowNature MadeLiquid Softgelsare available in6 supplements:Calcium 600 mg with vitamin D can help increasecalcium absorption to help build and maintain strongbones and teeth; Multi Complete for both men andwomen is a combination of 23 key vitamins and mineralsto optimize the benefits of the immune system,energy levels, and provide important antioxidants;Multi for Her can help increase bone and musclestrength, help reproductive health, and bone andheart health; Super B-Complex is recommended forboth men's and women's health and longevity andalso helps maintain heart health and aids the bodyduring times of stress; Vitamin C 500 mg benefits theimmune system; and Vitamin D 1000 internationalunits is essential for the proper absorption of calciumto help ensure strong bones and teeth.
For More Information:www.naturemade.com800-276-2878
Promax Nutrition(Los Angeles, CA)
Promax Xpresssupplements are taste-free powders that instantlydissolve in beverages, providing an alternative toswallowing pills. The supplements are available inCalcium Xpress Formula, Fiber Xpress Formula, andJoint Health Xpress Formula. Each Calcium XpressFormula packet contains 333 mg of a highly bioavailablecalcium blend of calcium lactate and calciumgluconate. The unique bioavailability helps the bodyabsorb the nutrients faster, compared with othercalcium supplements. The product can be taken 3times a day. Each Fiber Xpress Formula contains 2 gof high-quality soluble inulin fiber from chicory root.Inulin fiber stimulates the growth of friendly andhealthy intestinal bacteria. Each Joint Health XpressFormula packet contains 750 mg of glucosamine and750 mg of MSM; both ingredients are important forstrong, healthy joints. The product line is available in30-packet boxes.
For More Information:www.promaxnutrition.net
3M (St. Paul, MN)
Nexcare Cold SoreTreatment combinesMicrovex, aunique, nongreasyemollient derivedfrom tropical oilsand propylene glycolthat soothesand provides deepmoisturizing benefits,with active treatment ingredients benzocaineand allantoin for fast pain relief and lip protection.The product provides relief from the pain, drying, andcracking associated with cold sores. Available in a 2-gtube with a plastic case that can be used for storageor portability, Nexcare Cold Sore Treatment retails for$12.49.
For More Information:www.nexcare.com888-3M-HELPS (888-364-3577)
Tender Corp(Littleton, NH)
AfterBite Kids provideschildren with fast, gentlerelief from insect bites.The product's uniquecream formula containseucalyptus oil, tea treeoil, baking soda, aloevera, and vitamin E thatnot only provides relieffrom insect bites but alsohelps it to stay put onthe insect bite. AfterBiteKids also is effective atrelieving other minor skinirritations. Available inan easy-to-apply, 0.7-oztube, the product retailsfor $3.99.
For More Information:www.tendercorp.com
Refresh Eye ItchRelief
Allergan Inc (Irvine, CA)
Refresh Eye Itch Relief (ketotifenfumarate ophthalmicsolution) eye drop is indicatedfor patients with itchyeyes due to allergies. Theproduct features a tripleactionformula that providesa potent antihistamine effectto offer relief in minutes;mast cell stabilization to sustainrelief for up to 12 hours;and eosinophil inhibition toprevent late-phase allergic reaction. Refresh Eye ItchRelief is safe for adults and children aged 3 years andolder.
For More Information:www.REFRESHBrand.com800-433-8871
Stiefel Laboratories, Inc (Duluth, GA)
The PanOxyl brand of skin care products currentlyincludes an acne cleansing bar and an acne foamingwash, both with 10% benzoyl peroxide (BPO).The company recently introduced 2 acne spot treatments—a maximum strength with 10% BPO and amilder formulation with 2.5% BPO; an acne facial barwith 5% BPO; an acne facial wash with 2.5% BPO; andan acne exfoliating solution with 0.5% salicylic acid.
For More Information:www.stiefel.com888-STIEFEL (888-784-3335)
Natren Inc(Westlake Village, CA)
Gastro-PH alleviates gas,bloating, and upper gastrointestinalproblems,actually repopulating theintestines with organismsthat break down food.The product containsLactobacillus bulgaricus,LB-51 strain in a fast-acting,chewable tablet form.It works as a natural neutralizer,helping to producenatural enzymes to helpthe body break down lactose,complex carbohydrates,and proteins.
For More Information:www.natren.com866-462-8736
The companywas recently granted FDA approval to begin marketingand selling Jack's brand of OTC hangover reliefmedicines. Jack's Hangover Relief No. 49 consistsof caffeine, acetaminophen, and calcium carbonatecaplets. The product relieves the symptoms of headache,fatigue, muscular aches, heartburn, sour stomach,upset stomach, and generalized aches and painsassociated with a hangover.
For More Information:www.getyourjack.com888-852-2549
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