January 2023 Over-the-Counter Product News

Pharmacy TimesJanuary 2023
Volume 89
Issue 1

Products range from natural eye relief to sleep aid.

Natural Eyes

From: The Relief Products

The Relief Products has launched Natural Eyes, a product line with 11 eye drops and ointments made with natural ingredients that offer relief from aging eye, allergies, blurriness, dryness, eye floaters, eye strain, eye twitching, pink eye, red eye, and styes. For example, Natural Eyes Dryness Relief drops are a homeopathic formula that naturally moistens irritated eyes. The products contain no harsh chemicals and are made with 6 natural ingredients: argentum nitricum HPUS 10X, natrum muriaticum HPUS 6X, nux moschata HPUS 12X, ruta graveolens HPUS 8X, sulphur HPUS 9X, and zincum metallicum HPUS 12X. HPUS, according to the company website, indicates that the active ingredients are official homeopathic drugs because they have been monographed and accepted for inclusion in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States.

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Project Watson

From: Bausch + Lomb

Project Watson helps support dogs’ ears, eyes, and overall health. The products in this line are manufactured and packaged in recyclable containers. The product line includes eyelid wipes and eye wash that help cleanse and hydrate around the eye and remove excess buildup associated with dryness and irritation. The eye wash uses a pH-balanced solution that supports gentle cleaning and helps remove debris, dried mucous, foreign materials, pollen, and other irritants. Likewise, the collection features ear wash and wipes, which help keep the skin hydrated and remove foreign material and irritants. The wipes allow for a deep clean in the folds and ridges of a dog’s ears. Finally, the collection comes with 2 different supplements: the Eye Health Supplement + Tear Stain Support helps keep the eyes and tear ducts clean and healthy, and the Eye + Multi Health Supplement supports eye, heart, immune, and skin health and mobility in the hips and joints.

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Women's Dual Action Probiotic

From: Align Probiotic

Women’s Dual Action Probiotic helps soothe occasional digestive issues, including abdominal discomfort, bloating, and gas, according to the company website. The probiotic is made up of the company’s unique probiotic strain, Bifidobacterium 35624, plus feminine health probiotics La-14 and HN001. Bifidobacterium 35624 helps support gut health by relieving digestive upsets, and La-14 and HN001 support vaginal health by promoting bacterial and yeast balance. The product also contains chaste tree, which is a botanical that helps provide monthly mood balance, according to the company website. The probiotic is meant to be taken daily.

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From: Natrol

Natrol’s MelatoninMax is a gummy supplement providing a 10-mg dose of melatonin, which is the maximum recommended amount. The gummies are designed as a sleep aid, according to the company website. MelatoninMax comes in blueberry flavor and does not contain artificial flavors, genetically modified organisms, gluten, preservatives, sweeteners, or synthetic dyes. It is also vegetarian. Natrol recommends that 1 gummy be taken 20 to 30 minutes before bedtime and notes that the product is not intended to treat insomnia.

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