OTC Product News: January 2022

Pharmacy TimesJanuary 2022
Volume 88
Issue 1

This month's products features jelly bean vitamins, nail repair, and Mucinex InstaSoothe.

Jelly Bean Vitamins

Manufactured by Nature’s Bounty

Nature’s Bounty is getting creative with some new vitamins. As part of a new launch, the company has unveiled 6 new jelly bean vitamins. Energy Jelly Beans contain vitamin B12 to help convert food into cellular energy. Immune Jelly Beans contain vitamins C and D, as well as zinc, to aid the immune system. Kids Immune Jelly Beans are formulated with vitamins C and D, as well as zinc, to help the immune system of children. Kids Multi Jelly Beans contain 10 essential minerals and vitamins to support the development and health of children. Multi Jelly Beans are multivitamins that contain essential vitamins and zinc. Finally, Sleep Jelly Beans contain melatonin for a nondrug sleep aid.



Blowfish for Headaches

Manufactured by Rally Labs

Originally launched as a hangover relief, Blowfish for Headaches is a migraine OTC tablet combination of maximum-strength aspirin and caffeine. The effervescent tablets work twice as fast as other medications without the adverse effects of prescription medication, according to the company. The brand also has other products for different uses, such as for athletic pain relief and hangovers.



Opti-Nail 2-in-1 Fungal Nail Repair + Antifungal

Manufactured by Arcadia Consumer Healthcare

The formula is designed to be a 2-step treatment for nails and the skin around the nails. It is a triple- action formula intended to kill athlete’s foot and fungus, restore and smooth skin, and stop burning and itching. It comes in a 2-part system and a 0.169-oz bottle, and the formula can improve nail and skin appearance in as little as 2 days.




Manufactured by Mucinex

Mucinex has released Mucinex InstaSoothe, a line of lozenges and sprays designed to numb, relieve, and soothe pain associated with a sore throat. Sore Throat + Cough Relief Lozenges are made with dextromethorphan HBr and hexylresorcinol to help provide relief and quiet coughs for up to 2 hours. Sore Throat + Pain Relief Spray is made with benzocaine and menthol to temporarily relieve pain associated with a sore throat. Sore Throat + Soothing Comfort Lozenges are formulated with 2.4 mg of hexylresorcinol and are made with honey to relieve pain and soothe the throat for up to 2 hours.



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