OTC Product News

January 25, 2011

In this section we showcase products and product news that ran up against space limitations or fell outside the parameters of recently featured categories in the print edition. Look for more OTC Product News in upcoming issues of the Drug Topics e-newsletter.

In this section we showcase products and product news that ran up against space limitations or fell outside the parameters of recently featured categories in the print edition. Look for more OTC Product News in upcoming issues of the Drug Topics e-newsletter.

Osteo Bi-Flex

Osteo Bi-Flex One Per Day. Osteo Bi-Flex has introduced a convenient single-caplet-per-day joint-support formula specially designed to promote mobility, renew cartilage, and maintain healthy connective tissue. Osteo Bi-Flex One Per Day eliminates the need to take the more usual multiple capsules every day. It features 5-LOXIN Advanced - a natural extract of Boswellia serrata that has been shown in 2 human studies to improve joint comfort within 7 days. Other active ingredients include glucosamine HCL (1500 mg) and vitamin D3, which promotes immune health and supports bone strength.* (www.osteobiflex.com/product/ONE-PER-DAY)

Ester-C Gummies. The Ester-C Company’s new Gummies aren’t just kid stuff. They offer a full 500 mg of Ester-C per serving - a vitamin C formulated to be nonacidic and well retained. In one study, white-blood-cell levels of vitamin C were elevated in subjects receiving Ester-C when measured after initial dose. Ester-C offers support for the heart, joints, skin, hair, and nails.* (www.ester-c.com and www.facebook.com/officialesterc)

*These statements have not been evaluated by FDA.These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Little Colds Honey Elixir

Little Colds Honey Elixir.  Prestige Brands Inc. has added the nonmedicated Little Colds Honey Elixir to its Little Remedies line. This new product brings the benefits of natural honey to children 1 to 4 years of age, the group most often advised against taking medicated products for coughs or sore throat. A teaspoon, measured with the cup provided with the product, is recommended every 2 to 4 hours. Honey Elixir may also be used by children over age 4 in a dosage of 2 teaspoons. (www.prestigebrands.com/lil-remedies.htm)

Comar Oral Dispensers. Comar has expanded its Oral Dispenser line with 2 new sizes: 0.5 mL and 20 mL dispensers. Along with the 2 additional sizes, the line now includes an additional print feature called the “PCD” line (patient care dispenser). This offers a finer-line calibration for a more defined measured-dosing system when required. “Our standard stock print currently accommodates a variety of products from OTC drugs and topical ointments to veterinary care. The PCD line offers hospitals, retail pharmacies, and others a more defined dose system,” a company spokesman stated. (www.comar.com)

Yunker Energy

Yunker Energy. Sato Pharmaceutical has introduced shot-size Yunker Energy, a liquid nutritional supplement formulated to invigorate the body’s metabolism and increase blood flow. Free of caffeine, Yunker Energy instead uses eastern and western herbal ingredients such as Oriental ginseng, royal jelly (produced by bees), English hawthorn (fruit) extract, Epimedium (leaf) fluid extract, and Cnidium (fruit) fluid extract for their invigorating properties. It can be taken any time during the day, and the 30 ml bottle has a suggested retail price of $3.99. (www.yunkerenergy.com)

Acid Soothe. Enzymedica’s Acid Soothe has a new label. Formulated for the person suffering from any discomfort associated with gastrointestinal distress, the ingredients in Acid Soothe provide the body with pure plant enzymes for delivery along with nutrients specific to the GI region. It contains amylase, lipase, cellulase, marshmallow root, gotu kola, papaya leaf, and prickly ash bark, with no fillers. (www.enzymedica.com/products/Acid_Soothe)