OTC Product News: PT Retail March 2021

Pharmacy TimesMarch 2021
Volume 89
Issue 03

OTC Product News from PT Retail March 2021.

Banana Bag Oral Solution

Manufactured by Banana Bag Solutions, LLC

An alternative to intravenous dehydration and vitamin therapy, Banana Bag Oral Solution is pharmacist developed, contains only the necessary ingredients to treat dehydration, and has proven efficacy to bring hydration status back to baseline. It is formulated with a high-dose B-complex powder capable of achieving significant absorption of critical B vitamins into the bloodstream, making this a novel approach to treat dehydration and offer vitamin therapy concomitantly, without the needle.

For More Information: bananabagdrink.com

Calm Sweet Calm Gummies

Manufactured by Hum Nutrition Inc

As the newest addition to Hum Nutrition’s vitamin and supplement offerings, Calm Sweet Calm is formulated with ashwagandha root and L-theanine to control and reduce symptoms of stress. Ashwagandha root extract is an adaptogen that has been studied for its stress-reducing effects when used over time, and L-theanine boosts individuals’ moods and improves relaxation without drowsiness, according to the company. Available in a sour cherry flavor, the gummies are gluten free, sustainably sourced, vegan, and do not contain artificial colors or preservatives.

For More Information: humnutrition.com

COVID-19 Home Test

Manufactured by Ellume

Ellume’s coronavirus disease 2019 at-home test is the first FDA-approved OTC test for the disease. This product is a rapid, lateral-flow antigen test that detects fragments of proteins of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 from a nasal swab. It is approved for individuals 2 years and older and offers results in as little as 15 minutes. The kit includes a Bluetooth connected analyzer that displays the test result on the user’s smartphone. Priced at $30, the test showed an overall sensitivity of 95% and specificity of 97% when results were compared with a reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction laboratory test.

Pedialyte with Immune Support

Manufactured by Abbott

Pedialyte with Immune Support combines Pedialyte’s standard balanced electrolytes and glucose with prebiotics; vitamins B12, C, and E; and zinc to deliver advanced rehydration and promote digestive health and immune support. Especially timely with the growing interest in immune health during the COVID-19 pandemic, the product is available in 1-liter bottles and powder pack formulations and comes in fruit punch and mixed berry flavors.

For More Information: pedialyte.com

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