OTC Product News: August 2022

Pharmacy TimesAugust 2022
Volume 88
Issue 8

This month's product news includes women's wellness supplements, menstrual pain relief cream, and mineral sunscreen.

Women’s Wellness Supplements

Manufactured by Hers

Hers offers wellness, mental wellness, women’s, and women’s sexual wellness supplements. The products include calm drops; biotin (vitamin B7), collagen, immunity, and melatonin gummies; probiotic supplements; and urinary tract health powders. Probiotic products include Start, which includes 8 different prebiotic and probiotic strains to build the foundation for a healthy immune system, metabolism, and urinary tract; Digestive for gut health; and Mood for glow, mental health, and skin health.



Sleep+ Capsules

Manufactured by Natrol

Natrol has released 3 versions of Sleep+, including calm, immune health, and recovery. Sleep+ Calm capsules include a blend of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), L-theanine (N-ethyl- L-glutamine), and melatonin to ease the body and mind for sleep. They can also help reduce occasional anxiety and stress. Sleep+ Immune contains elderberry (Sambucus nigra), melatonin, and vitamins C (ascorbic acid) and D (cholecalciferol) to support immune health and sleep. Elderberry supports antioxidants, whereas vitamin C, vitamin D, and zinc promote immune health support. Sleep+ Recovery capsules include an antioxidant blend, melatonin, and turmeric to support muscle recovery. Turmeric also promotes a healthy inflammatory response.



Menstrual Pain Relief Cream

Manufactured by Control

Control has made a fast-acting menstrual cramp relief cream that the skin quickly absorbs. The cream is commonly recommended by obstetrician-gynecologists and other medical professionals and is safe to use in conjunction with body lotions, heating pads, other medications, and supplements, according to the company’s website. The FDA-approved topical analgesic pain cream is formulated specifically for women with menstrual cramps. It is safe for women of all ages, and there are no adverse events associated with using the cream, according to Control. The cream helps soothe pain in the lower abdomen and back, as well as the shoulders, according to the company.



Mineral Sunscreen

Manufactured by Babyganics

Babyganics has launched a sunscreen for infants that provides sun protection factor (SPF) 50 broad- spectrum UV-A and UV-B protection. The formula has been tested by dermatologists and pediatricians, is free of octinoxate (2-ethylhexyl 4-methoxycinnamate) and oxybenzone (benzophenone-3), and is nonallergenic. The company also launched an SPF 50+ sunscreen stick. The sunscreen stick, which is nonallergenic and tear free, should be applied 15 minutes before exposure to sun and 80 minutes after sweating or swimming, after towel drying, and at least every 2 hours.



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