OTC Product News

May 31, 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.

SmartMouth On-the-Go

  • SmartMouth On-the-Go. SmartMouth has made its innovative mouthwash portable. The On-the-Go 12 Hour Mouthwash Packets take the long-lasting SmartMouth mouthwash and package it in small, single-serving packets that are TSA-approved and ideal for traveling and events. Fitting easily into a purse, briefcase, gym bag, desk drawer, glove box, or pants pocket, the easy-tear packets employ the same dual-solution technology as their larger double-bottle counterparts and can be poured directly into the mouth with no mixing cup necessary, providing users with fresh breath anywhere and any time. (http://www.smartmouth.com/products/on-the-go.php)

GelPro Medical Mats

  • GelPro Medical Mats. For a change, here’s something for the pharmacist! GelPro has introduced GelPro Medical Mats, specially designed for medical personnel who stand for long hours. These mats feature an antimicrobial and antibacterial fabric compatible with hospital-grade cleaners. Water-resistant and easy to clean, the high-friction top surface covers a scientifically engineered half-inch gel core and quarter-inch foam layer. Mats evenly distribute weight for optimum comfort and balance while contouring to the shape of the foot to reduce fatigue and strain on feet, knees, and joints. An antimicrobial additive and enhanced traction make up the mat’s bottom layer for added stability. Three colors and three sizes are available. (http://www.gelpro.com/medical)

Kids Relief Teething

  • Kids Relief Teething. In light of the FDA’s recent warning against the use of benzocaine by children under 2 because of the possible risk of methemoglobinemia, parents seeking to relieve their babies’ teething pain face a challenge. Homeolab USA provides a solution with its Kids Relief Teething formula, which can be used safely by infants and children 0 to 9 years of age. Kids Relief helps relieve the pain associated with teething while reducing restlessness, irritability, and agitation. The homeopathic formula consists of chamomilla, arnica montana, borax, and hypericum perforatum (St. John’s wort). The absence of sugars or dyes eliminates risk of side effects, drug interaction, or overdose. (http://www.kidsrelief.com/teething_solution.html)

Colgate Wisp Icy Bubble

  • Colgate Wisp Icy Bubble. Colgate has added Icy Bubble to its Wisp Mini-Brush line. Recommended for ages 8-12, each Icy Bubble pack contains 4 single-use toothbrushes. Approximately 3 ½ inches long, Wisp brushes are flatter than a typical toothbrush - perfect for lunchbox or backpack. The built-in “bead” releases a mint-flavored liquid, freshening breath and cleaning teeth with no need for water, making them easy to use at school and in the car. ( http://www.colgatewisp.com)

  • PolySorb ProForm. Spenco Medical Corporation will release a new insole in June: The PolySorb ProForm will add comfort to tight-fitting shoes with a low-profile thinsole designed to fit any shoe. Many popular new running-shoe styles either do not come with insoles or have insoles that cannot be removed. Unlike all other PolySorb products, this insole is not meant to replace an existing insole - its function is to provide stability and support in shoes that typically do not have room for an insole. The ProForm has been designed to fit every shoe in the closet, including casual and dress footwear and even cleats. (http://www.spenco.com/blog/?p=242)

MyKidz Iron 10

  • MyKidz Iron 10. Tris Pharma Inc. has relaunched the MyKidz Iron product line, including the reintroduction of MyKidz Iron 10, offering a higher dose of elemental iron typically used to treat iron deficiency/iron deficiency anemia. The company notes that iron deficiency, which has long-term health implications, is a common problem among children that often goes undetected. A single dose of MyKidz Iron10 provides supplemental iron for infants and toddlers deficient in iron. Each 1.5-mL dose contains 15 mg of elemental iron; dosing should be determined by a pediatric health provider based on the child’s degree of iron deficiency and weight. The MyKidz Iron formula is taste-neutral, eliminating the typical strong metallic taste, and reduces the staining of teeth associated with iron. (http://www.mykidziron.com/productMyKidzIron10.cfm)