OTC Product News (September 2014)
Marketed by: Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc
Fresh Guard Soak by Efferdent is specially formulated to clean retainers, mouth guards, and removable braces by killing odor-causing bacteria, and to remove mouth film. Patients should add the contents of 1 packet to a clean container filled with enough warm water to fully submerge the device. Devices should be soaked for at least 5 minutes, but should not be soaked for longer than 10 minutes. Devices should be rinsed thoroughly prior to use.
For More Information: http://freshguardclean.com
Zim's Advanced Gel Acemannan and Arnica
Marketed by: Perfecta Products, Inc
Zim’s Advanced Gel Acemannan and Arnica is used as a temporary protectant for minor cuts, scrapes, abrasions, and burns. It contains acemannan, a pure form of aloe vera, as well as allantoin and arnica. The product can be used 2 to 3 times per day after the wound site has been cleaned. It should not be used on deep puncture wounds, serious burns, or animal bites. The suggested retail price for a 3—fl oz product is $9.99.
For More Information: www.zimsusa.com
Marketed by: JADS International
Sunscreen Bands are designed to detect ultraviolet A and B light exposure by changing color when it’s time to reapply sunscreen and seek shade. Patients should apply sunscreen to the bands and skin. The bands change from beige to dark purple when activated by sunlight, then change to light purple to remind users when it’s time to reapply sunscreen. The bands turn cream or light yellow when the maximum sun exposure allowed by the sunscreen has been reached. The product is available for adults and children.
For More Information: www.sunscreenbands.com
Peroxiclear Hydrogen Peroxide Solution
Marketed By: Bausch + Lomb
PeroxiClear 3% hydrogen peroxide cleaning & disinfecting solution cleans, conditions, removes protein from, disinfects, and can be used to store all soft contact lenses, including silicone hydrogel lenses and rigid gas-permeable lenses. PeroxiClear solution is a unique formula that contains Triple-Moist Technology and neutralizes in 4 hours rather than 6 hours. It is available in the following sizes: 3-oz travel size, 12 oz, and 12-oz twin pack, which contains 2 bottles in a single pack.
For More Information: www.peroxiclearsolution.com
Icy Hot Smart Relief TENS Therapy
Manufactured by: Chattem, a Sanofi Company
Icy Hot SmartRelief TENS Therapy is a drug-free therapy indicated for persistently sore or aching muscles or for the relief of chronic pain associated with arthritis. The reusable, wire-free system offers prescription-strength TENS therapy with 63 intensity levels. It is powered by a standard watch battery, and features a 30-minute automatic shutoff. The control unit, electrode pads, and battery are all reusable. Patients should not use the system if they have cardiac pacemakers, implanted defibrillators, or other implanted metallic or electronic devices.
For More Information: www.icyhot.com
Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega-D3 Sport
Marketed by: Nordic Naturals
Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega-D3 Sport is now available in a liquid formulation. It is certified for sport by NSF International, and is free of unsafe levels of banned or prohibited substances and their metabolites. A 1-tsp serving provides a total of 2900 mg of omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA). The lemon-flavored liquid also contains 1000 IU of natural vitamin D3. The liquid is free of genetically modified organisms, gluten, and milk derivatives, and can be added to smoothies or other food products.
For More Information: www.nordicnaturals.com
TruBiotics Smooth Mint Chews
Marketed by: Bayer Healthcare LLC
TruBiotics, from the makers of One A Day, introduces SmoothMint Chews to its line of once-daily probiotic supplements. Each chew contains a proprietary blend of Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-5, and Bifidobacterium animalis BB-12 to replenish the body’s good bacteria and to support digestive health. Adults should chew 1 tablet daily with a meal. Pregnant or breast-feeding individuals should consult a health care professional before use. It should be noted that the chews contain milk and wheat.
For More Information: www.trubiotics.com