New Products for Pharmacists: Rx, OTC, and generics (March 2011)

March 15, 2011

A survey of new Rx, new generic, and new OTC products

Key Points

RX CARE

New drugs

From Ferndale Laboratories comes the Analpram Advanced Kit for hemorrhoid management. Available in 2 sizes, the kit comprises Analpram HC 2.5% Cream (hydrocortisone acetate 2.5% and pramoxine HCl 1% cream), Vasculera, a specially formulated medical food addressing chronic venous insufficiency, and AloeClean gentle cleansing wipes. ( http://www.ferndalelabs.com/ 877-352-6294)

CutisPharma has added First Duke's Mouthwash (diphenhydramine, hydrocortisone, and nystatin) and First Mary's Mouthwash (diphenhydramine, hydrocortisone, nystatin, and tetracycline) compounding kits to its First Magic Mouthwash line. The kits include pre-weighed powders and a pre-measured suspension for the pharmacist to reconstitute. Magic mouthwash treats pain and inflammation associated with mucositis caused by radiation therapy or chemotherapy, oral ulcers, and mouth pain. ( http://www.cutispharma.com/ 800-461-7449)

Santarus and Depomed announced that Glumetza (metformin HCl extended-release tablets) 500 mg is again available. Indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes, Glumetza is also available in a 1,000-mg dosage strength. ( http://www.glumetzaxr.com/ 866-458-6389)

Shionogi announced the availability of Kapvay (clonidine HCl in 0.1 mg and 0.2 mg extended-release tablets) for treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children and adolescents 6 to 17 years of age. ( http://www.kapvay.com/ 973-966-6900)

NextWave Pharmaceuticals has launched Nexiclon XR (clonidine extended-release), a direct-acting alpha 2 adrenergic agonist indicated for once-daily treatment, in either suspension or tablet form, of hypertension. ( http://www.nexiclonxr.com/ 800-206-8115)