August OTC Product News

Pharmacy TimesAugust 2023
Volume 89
Issue 8

Biotrue Hydration Boost Contact Lens Rehydrating Drops

From: Bausch + Lomb

Biotrue Hydration Boost Contact Lens Rehydrating Drops are the first preservative-free hydrating drops in a multidose bottle indicated to lubricate and rewet soft contact lenses, including daily disposables, and rigid gas permeables, according to a Bausch + Lomb news release. The news release noted that the solution “contains a combination of naturally inspired ingredients informed by the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society’s [Dry Eye Workshop] II Report.” The drops contain hyaluronan, a moisturizer found in tears; electrolytes, a component of natural tears; and an antioxidant that protects hyaluronan against free radicals. The drops also contain a surfactant that helps prevent deposit buildup on lenses and matches the pH of healthy tears to ensure comfort.


Pharmacy drugstore blur abstract background with medicine and healthcare product on shelves | Image credit: Piman Khrutmuang -

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Celery Juice Fiber Gummies

From: Hum Nutrition

The Celery Juice Fiber Gummies are the first celery juice gummies that “support gut health, regularity, and the body’s natural detoxification while nurturing the gut microbiome,” according to a news release from Hum Nutrition. The gummies contain celery juice, prebiotic fiber, and chlorophyll to nurture the gut, naturally cleanse the digestive tract, and boost daily greens intake. The gummies are a source of fiber as well as folate and vitamins A, C, B6, and K1, which support the immune system and healthy cell function. According to the company website, the recommended dosage is 3 gummies per day, at any time, with or without food.


The Migraine Gummy

From: Alafia Naturals

Alafia Naturals has rebranded Migraine Magic to The Migraine Gummy. The product was originally released in December 2022 and was the first gummy for migraine and headache relief and prevention, according to a company statement. The gummies are designed to prevent, support, and relieve migraine and headaches, and the company has updated the formula for a less bitter taste. The Migraine Gummy includes a combination of vitamin B2, coenzyme Q10, butterbur, feverfew, and magnesium glycinate.


Enterade IBS-D

From: Enterade IBS-D

This nonprescription drink helps manage irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. It combines amino acids to help maintain a normal digestive function and balance, and the amino acids were chosen based on their ability to restore balance in the gastrointestinal tract by improving hydration and managing diarrhea. According to the company website, the drink helps manage diarrhea, dehydration, bowel urgency, and abdominal discomfort. It can also help replenish electrolytes and minerals that are lost due to diarrhea, and it is recommended to be used for at least 2 weeks for best results.


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