OTC Product News (December 2014)

Pharmacy Times, December 2014 Heart Health, Volume 80, Issue 12

Zim’s Advanced Crack Creme with Hydrocortisone

Marketed by: Perfecta Products, Inc

Zim’s Advanced Crack Creme with Hydrocortisone combines arnica and organic aloe with hydrocortisone to temporarily relieve itching and rashes associated with minor skin irritations, including those caused by poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, insect bites, and dermatitis. The product can also relieve cracked, dry, or cut hands and feet. Adults and children 2 years and older should apply the product to the affected area no more than 2 or 3 times daily. The suggested retail price for 3 fl oz is $9.99.

For More Information: www.zimsusa.com

GoGargle! Effervescent Salt Gargle

Marketed by: O’Connor Companies, LLC

GoGargle! Effervescent Salt Gargle Tablets are formulated to provide strong, lasting relief; help reduce inflammation; and soothe sore throats, with a refreshing mint flavor. New GoGargle! tablets harness the power of salt and contain honey, chamomile, aloe, and zinc to help soothe and moisturize sore and irritated throats. Gargling is made convenient by simply dissolving 1 tablet in 4 to 6 oz of warm water, and then gargling small sips for 20 to 30 seconds until the liquid is gone.

For More Information: www.gogargle.com

Zicam No Drip Nasal Spray

Marketed by: Matrixx Initiatives, Inc

Zicam No Drip Nasal Spray is a zincfree homeopathic formula to provide relief of cold symptoms, including runny nose, scratchy throat, watery eyes, and sneezing. It also relieves congestion by flushing nasal passages. For best results, patients should use the spray at the first sign of a cold, and continue to use it until symptoms subside. Patients should pump the spray 2 times into each nostril every 3 hours, but should not exceed 5 doses during a 24-hour period.

Ricola Revitalizing Herb Drops

Marketed by: Ricola

Ricola Revitalizing Herb Drops provide B vitamins in combination with a mixture of Swiss alpine herbs and ginseng to boost energy when cough or cold symptoms are present. Adults and children 4 years and older should take 2 to 10 drops per day as a dietary supplement. Patients should dissolve drops slowly in their mouths, without biting or chewing the drops. Ricola Revitalizing Herb Drops are available in major food, drug, and mass retailers for a suggested retail price of $3.29 for an 18-count bag.

Junior Strength Cold & Mucus Relief

Marketed by: Similasan

Similasan Junior Strength Cold & Mucus Relief are quick-dissolving tablets formulated with natural active ingredients to temporarily relieve sneezing, runny nose, cough, fever, and head and chest congestion associated with the common cold. The homeopathic formula is gluten- and dye-free, is nondrowsy, and contains no artificial flavorings. Adults and children 6 years and older should take 1 tablet every 4 hours, up to 6 times a day. Patients should chew tablets or allow them to dissolve in the mouth, rather than swallowing tablets whole. Tablets may also be dissolved in water.

Boost It Up! Pom Cherry

Marketed by: healthy mama

Healthy mama brand introduces its second caffeine-free protein energy beverage flavor, Boost It Up! Pom Cherry. Each 12 fl oz—bottle contains 7 g of protein, B vitamins, vitamin D, and 3 g of fiber. It also contains electrolytes to help maintain hydration, stop cramping, and reduce fluid retention in pregnant and nursing mothers. Boost It Up! Pom Cherry sells for a suggested retail price of $3.29 per bottle and $35.53 per case. It is available in retail stores nationwide, including Babies “R” Us, Buy Buy Baby, and select Target stores, as well as online.

ZIim's Advanced Hydrocortisone Spray

Marketed by: Perfecta Products, Inc

Zim’s Advanced Hydrocortisone Spray temporarily relieves skin irritation and itchiness caused by insect bites, poison ivy, detergents, cosmetics, and other minor skin irritations. It comes in an easy-to-apply spray that evenly coats the affected areas, and prevents the spread of further infection. For adults and children 2 years and older, the spray should be applied to the affected area no more than 2 or 3 times daily. The suggested retail price for a 3.25 fl-oz can is $14.99.

For More Information: www.zimsusa.com