October OTC Product News

Pharmacy TimesOctober 2022
Volume 88
Issue 10

Hydrating Makeup Removing Plant-Based Wipes

Manufactured by CeraVe

CeraVe now offers Hydrating Makeup Removing Plant-Based Wipes, a gentle facial cleaner formulated to remove makeup, including waterproof mascara. The wipes lock in hydration without disrupting the skin’s protective moisture barrier and without leaving a greasy or sticky feeling. The formula, developed by dermatologists, has glycerin and 3 essential ceramides, which help hydrate and protect the skin’s natural barrier. The wipes are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive. The wipes are biodegradable in a home compost.

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Daily Immune Support, Sleep + Immune Support Gummies

Manufactured by Zicam

Zicam now offers 2 new gummy supplements. Daily Immune Support gummies come in bottles of 23 servings. Each serving has 100% of the daily value of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D), as well as zinc. The natural citrus and strawberry gummies can be taken every day; adults should take 3 gummies daily. Sleep + Immune Support gummies include 100% of the daily values of vitamins C and D, as well as zinc and 3 mg of melatonin per serving. The blackberry-flavored and lavender-flavored gummies should be taken at bedtime for sleep support.

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Eye Allergy Itch Relief

Manufactured by Clear Eyes

Clear Eyes now offers once-daily Eye Allergy Itch Relief drops. The product contains olopatadine hydrochloride and is intended for relief from indoor and outdoor allergens, including grass, pet dander, pollen, and ragweed. Clear Eyes states on its website that the drops are original prescription strength and work within minutes. The product is intended to be used once a day for all-day relief. Individuals 2 years and older should use 1 drop in the affected eye daily but not more than once per day. If other ophthalmic products are being used, the individual should wait 5 minutes between each product.

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Rapid Relief With Lidocaine Hemorrhoidal Spray

Manufactured by Preparation H

Preparation H now offers Rapid Relief With Lidocaine Hemorrhoidal Spray. It is intended to reduce swelling and numb painful burning, itching, and swelling on contact. The spray comes in the highest lidocaine strength available. To apply, individuals should cleanse the affected area and then gently pat dry with a soft cloth or tissue before applying the product. The spray can be used on the irritated area up to 4 times a day, according to Preparation H’s website.

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