OTC Product News

Pharmacy Times, August 2010 Oncology, Volume 76, Issue 8

HOT OTC

LISTERINE ZERO MOUTHWASHMarketed by:

Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products (Morris Plains, NJ)

Indication:

Listerine Zero has a unique alcohol-free formula that is less intense than regular Lysterine Antiseptic, but contains the same ingredients and 4 essential oils to kill millions of germs and freshen breath. The mouthwash should be used twice daily after brushing, and is available in Clean Mint flavor. Listerine Zero is available at all food, drug, and mass merchant outlets.

For More Information:

www.listerine.com

YO GABBA GABBA! MEDICINE-TIME FLAVOR SPRAYMarketed by:

FLAVORx Inc (Columbia, MD)

Indication:

Yo Gabba Gabba! Medicine-Time Flavor Spray is a flavored, sugarfree, and dye-free spray that makes the process of taking medicine easier for children and their parents. Before medicine is administered, spray the tongue 2 to 4 times with Yo Gabba Gabba! Medicine-Time Flavor Spray. The spray coats the child’s taste buds, making the bitter taste of some medicines less harsh. The product retails for $9.99 exclusively on the company’s Web site.

For More Information:

www.flavorx.com

CETAPHIL RESTORADERM MOISTURIZERMarketed by:

Galderma Laboratories (Fort Worth, TX)

Indication:

Cetaphil Restoraderm Moisturizer was developed to nourish and restore itchy, irritated, eczema-prone skin that does not retain moisture properly. Free of fragrances, parabens, and nut oils, Cetaphil Restoraderm Moisturizer is appropriate for use on the entire body for individuals aged 3 months and older. Cetaphil Restoraderm Moisturizer is available at retail pharmacies and major retailers nationwide.

For More Information:

www.cetaphil.com/ Products/Restoraderm.aspx

Carma Laboratories Inc (Franklin, WI)

Indication:

Carma Laboratories introduces Carmex Healing Cream, a thick, concentrated formula that repairs extremely dry, cracked skin. The product contains 9 healing and moisturizing ingredients, and can be used anywhere on the body. Carmex Healing Cream will be available exclusively at Walgreens drugstores starting in August and through Drugstore.com starting in September. A 4-oz tube of Carmex Healing Cream has a suggested retail price of $5.99.

For More Information:

www.mycarmex.com

NEEM THERAPE CLEANSING BAR FOR KIDS AND BABIESMarketed by:

Organix-South (Bowling Green, FL)

Indication:

Organix-South introduced new Neem Therapé Cleansing Bar for Kids and Babies, a product designed to gently calm and cleanse sensitive skin. The cleansing bar is formulated with quality organic oils, including 10% organic neem oil, which contains fatty acids and antioxidants to nourish skin. Neem Therapé Cleansing Bar for Kids and Babies has a suggested retail price of $6.95 for a 4-oz bar.

For More Information:

www.organixsouth.com

888-989-NEEM (6336)

Novartis Consumer Health Inc (Parsippany, NJ)

Indication:

Triaminic Fever Reducer Pain Reliever is the only branded children’s liquid acetaminophen currently available over the counter. The product is used to reduce fever and relieve minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, headache, minor sore throat, and toothache. It is intended for children aged 4 to12 years and is available in grape and bubblegum flavor. Triaminic Fever Reducer Pain Reliever is available at drugstores and grocery stores nationwide.

For More Information:

www.triaminic.com

FUNGI-NAIL PENMarketed by:

Kramer Consumer Healthcare (Miami, FL)

Indication:

Fungi-Nail Pen’s brush applicator tip allows for a precise, no-spill application of antifungal medication to help kill finger and toe fungus. Fungi-Nail Pen should be applied under the nail and around the cuticle twice daily. Individuals should see results in 4 to 6 weeks. Fungi-Nail Pen contains 25% undecylenic acid, which is the maximum strength available in an OTC product, and is available at CVS, Rite Aid, Giant of Carlisle, and Kerr Drug.

For More Information:

www.funginail.com

L’IL CRITTERS PROBIOTIC ACIDOPHILUSMarketed by:

Northwest Natural Products (Vancouver, WA)

Indication:

Northwest Natural Products introduces its first children’s probiotic, L’il Critters ProBiotic Acidophilus, which is indicated for the support of healthy digestion. The chewable strawberry- flavored tablets contain a proprietary probiotic blend of 1 billion beneficial bacteria in each serving. Children aged 4 years and older can take 2 L’il Critters ProBiotic Acidophilus tablets per day. The supplement is available at Target, Walmart, CVS, and other retailers.

For More Information:

www.nwnaturalproducts.com

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DIGEST AND DIGEST GOLD TO GO PACKSMarketed by:

Enzymedica Inc (Port Charlotte, FL)

Indication: Digest and Digest Gold are now available in convenient travel-sized, pop-top To Go boxes. Identical to their full-sized counterparts, Digest and Digest Gold To Go packs are dietary supplements that aid in the digestion and assimilation of food. The To Go packs contain vegan and kosher plant-based ingredients and are available in reusable travel cases. The Digest To Go pack has a suggested retail price of $11.98, and the Digest Gold To Go pack has a suggested retail price of $15.98.

For More Information:

www.enzymedica.com

HEADCOOLIEMarketed by:

American Diversified Medical Corporation (Boston, MA)

Indication:

HeadCoolie is an adjustable neoprene headband used to relieve fever symptoms and headaches, including migraines, in children and adults. The headband, which can be worn around the head or on the back of the neck, contains an inside pocket that holds a reusable insert that can be used hot or cold. HeadCoolie also provides a soothing, consistent pressure that constricts blood vessels to help alleviate pain. HeadCoolie can be purchased on the company’s Web site.

For More Information:

www.headcoolie.com