OTC Product News (July 2020)

Pharmacy Times, July 2020, Volume 88, Issue 7

OTC products featured in the July 2020 issue.

MARKETED BY: Quest Products

Designed for those who want to protect themselves from airborne particles and pollutants, breatheWell features a unique filtration material that is electrostatically charged to better capture microscopic particles and protect people from droplets released during coughing and sneezing. Results from a study of the product demonstrated a 90% effectiveness against particles measuring 10 μm and 60% effectiveness against particles measuring 2.5 μm, which is within the range of the smallest size of bacteria.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: breatheandsleepwell.com

: Gerber

Alongside its new Good Start A2 Infant Formula, Gerber is offering a drink designed to give toddlers advanced digestive support. Containing easy-to-digest A2 milk, L. reuteri probiotic, and 2’-FL HMO prebiotic, the drink supports digestive health, gut barrier function, and the toddler’s developing immune system. The A2 formula is popular in other countries, according to a company statement, but this is the first drink of its kind in the United States.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: gerber.com

SYSTANE HYDRATION PF LUBRICANT EYE DROPSMARKETED BY: Alcon

The Hydration PF Lubricant Eye Drops are the newest addition to the Systane line of drops, all of which have been clinically proven to improve the symptoms of dry eye. According to the company, these are the only preservative-free eye drops featuring HP-guar and sodium hyaluronate, both of which help retain the dual active lubricants on the eye’s surface. HP-guar helps provide better moisture coverage and absorption by forming a web-like layer over the eye, and sodium hyaluronate is a moisturizing substance that occurs naturally in tears. The product is available in 30 single-use vials in retail stores and online.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: alcon.com

CLINICAL COLLAGEN + BEAUTY BLEND DRINKMARKETED BY: Swisse

Formulated with grass-fed bovine collagen, hyaluronic acid, and Verisol bioactive collagen peptides, Swisse’s new Clinical Collagen + Beauty Blend is created to help improve joint and skin health. Available in chai tea and green tea flavors, the blends contain 10 g of collagen per serving and are also clean-label and nongenetically modified organism products. Each package helps reduce fine facial lines and wrinkles while increasing skin elasticity and promoting healthy aging. The products, made without artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners, are made to blend with cold water, dairy, plant-based milk, or other cold beverages.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: swisse.com