OTC Product News: November

Pharmacy TimesNovember 2022
Volume 88
Issue 11

This months over-the-counter (OTC) product guide highlights products that contain natural ingredients.

Cramp Relief and Hormone Patches

Manufactured by Cheeky Bonsai

Cheeky Bonsai is a women’s health company that specializes in urinary tract infection detection, prevention, and treatment. The company recently launched 2 products that specialize in cramp relief and hormone balancing. Mood Queen Hormone Harmony Patches are formulated with ashwagandha, vitamin B12, caffeine, chasteberry, and green tea to ease mood swings and provide a calming energy boost, typically within 20 minutes and lasting up to 8 hours. Soothe Me Cramp Relief Patches are infused with plant based ingredients, including black cohosh, capsaicin, lavender, and menthol, which help increase blood flow and sooth backaches and cramps. Multiple pain relief patches can be worn at the same time on various parts of the body.

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Plants for Your Face & Body

Manufactured by Green Goo

Green Goo’s Plants for Your Face & Body collection aims to address various skin issues, including acne, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, sun damage, and wrinkles. The line is infused with herbs and plant botanicals, which include 3 different collections of products: acne, eczema, and hydrating. The acne collection includes an acne spot treatment roll-on and a body and face wash. The eczema collection includes a body and face wash and a dry skin stick to alleviate dry skin.

The hydrating collection includes a hydrating body and face wash, a hydrating body and face serum, a hydrating night stick, and a repairing body and face serum. The night stick helps relieve dark spots, fine lines, puffy eyes, and scars. The repairing serum is formulated to repair scarring and sun damage while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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Ear Oil and Ear Drops

Manufactured by Marie Originals

Marie Originals has developed an all-natural ear oil to calm sensitivity, promote ear health, and soothe discomfort. The oil includes mullein, which has antioxidant and antiviral properties; calendula, which is an immune stimulant; and hypericum perforatum, which is a topical analgesic. The company also has ear drops that are a blend of anti-inflammatory herbs and essential oils to eliminate fluids, maintain a dry ear canal, and relieve earaches. The drops are formulated with echinacea to calm ear pain, goldenseal to help clean the ear canal, and pulsatilla to alleviate discomfort and itch.

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Stone Stopper

Manufactured by Moonstone

Moonstone’s formulated capsules, gummies, and powder sticks offer a daily dose of alkali citrate to decrease the risk of kidney stone crystallization. Alkali citrate increases urine citrate excretion and urine pH in the body, which prevents calcium oxalate stones and helps dissolve and prevent cystine and uric acid stones. The formulations include 30-mEq alkali citrate and 25-mEq citric acid per serving. They also contain potassium, sodium, and magnesium citrate salts. The products are also high in magnesium and vitamin B6 and are low in calories.

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