OTC Products (April 2020)
Over-the-counter products featured in the April 2020 issue of Pharmacy Times.
MARKETED BY: Sinol USA
Sinol-D is an all-natural decongestant nasal spray for relief for sinus issues. In addition to its products providing relief from allergies, congestion, and sinus headaches and infections, Sinol USA offers a homeopathic option for congestion, as well as a new patented natural preservative called Silver Sinol. Although most OTC congestion medications cannot be used for more than 3 days, Sinol-D is safe to use up to 12 times daily and by consumers with diabetes, hypertension, and/or thyroid disease, according to a company statement. The product is the newest addition to the Sinol line.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: sinolusa.com
SOULSPRING CBD LINE
MARKETED BY: SoulSpring
SoulSpring is introducing its botanicalbased cannabidiol (CBD)—infused products to multiple retailers, including Earth Fare, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Wegmans. The products include bath bombs and soaks; body creams; full-spectrum CBD oils; lip balms; muscle roll-on, rub cream, and spray; probiotic deodorants; and salve. Four scents are available: Serenity, made with CBD, honeysuckle, lavender, rose, sandalwood, and vanilla; Soothing, made with CBD, eucalyptus, menthol, mint, and rosemary; Stress Free, made with CBD, guaiac wood, palo santo cedarwood; and sage; and Uplifting, made with CBD, green tea, lemon, sea fennel, and yuzu. The products are all free of genetically modified organisms, as well as gluten free and vegan, and do not include any parabens or synthetic fragrances.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: mysoulspring.com
OPTIMUM NUTRITION PORTABLE PROTEIN BEVERAGE
MARKETED BY: Optimum Nutrition
An on-the-go protein beverage option, Optimum Nutrition’s new drink contains 24 g of protein from 100% whey protein concentrate and 5.5 g of naturally occurring branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). Free of artificial growth hormones, the beverage is available in chocolate and vanilla flavors, and each 11-oz serving contains 24 g of recombinant bovine somatotropin—free, ultrafiltered whey protein. This protein helps maintain and repair muscle when combined with regular resistance training and use over time. The BCAAs also improve athletic performance and recovery by boosting endurance and reducing recovery times.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: optimumnutrition.com
DICLOFENAC SODIUM TOPICAL GEL, 1% (VOLTAREN ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEVER)MANUFACTURED BY: GlaxoSmithKline
Diclofenac sodium gel, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug approved for the treatment of osteoarthritis inflammation and pain, is making the switch from prescription-only to OTC. The FDA first approved the gel in 2007, and the product is indicated specifically for joints responsive to topical treatment, particularly the feet, hands, and knees. The gel is not intended for immediate relief and may take up to 7 days to work. The OTC approval is based on clinical data demonstrating the drug’s efficacy in and safety for self-medication use.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: gsk.com