OTC

Travel health: Travellers checks

Travellers can suffer from a range of health ailments. Here we consider some typical scenarios pharmacists might encounter

Watching Brief: Kalms

Kalms Lavender One-A-Day Capsules help relieve symptoms of anxiety with benefits evident in two weeks, claims Lanes Health

Watching Brief: Nexium

Nexium Control can provide up to 24 hours’ protection against heartburn – useful if going on holiday, says Pfizer

Watching Brief: Lepicol

Lepicol Lighter is described as a natural food supplement that can help with weight loss. Its ingredients include glucomannan

Dioralyte back on TV

Dioralyte is back on TV this month (May) as part of a £1.4m campaign ahead of the key summer travel period

Watching Brief: Fultium

Fultium Daily D3 is an oil-based vitamin D supplement that can help boost levels of this vital vitamin

Watching Brief: Soleve

Soleve Sunburn Relief (100ml, £9.95) contains ibuprofen and isopropyl myristate for relieving pain caused by sunburn

Watching Briefs: Women's health

We round up some of the latest product news in the women’s health over-the-counter category

Watching Brief: Bio-Kult

Bio-Kult Advanced multi-strain formula can be taken one to two weeks before travelling to reduce the chances of 'holiday tummy'

Sun safety: Rays awareness

Melanoma skin cancer rates are increasing fast. Pharmacy teams need to hammer home the sun safety message

Pet health: Puppy love... (and other animals)

Pharmacists must be able to recommend the most appropriate treatments for fleas, ticks and worms in their customers’ pets

Hayfever: The right response

Hayfever affects people in different ways and, depending on the circumstances, the advice pharmacists offer needs to be different too

Voltarol Emulgel: larger tube for OA sufferers

GSK is launching a 180g tube of Voltarol Emulgel P to help people with the pain associated with osteoarthritis

Pregnancy & babycare: Fact or fiction

Healthcare during pregnancy can be a minefield for many women, with confusing and often contradictory information

Emergency care: Vital signs

First aid is a vital life skill yet not enough members of the public have the confidence to deal with injuries or other emergencies

Nutrition: Going against the grain

A report published last summer reignited the debate regarding which diet is best for health and weight loss

Child & teen health: Open wide!

Mary Poppins may have used a spoonful of sugar but nowadays helping the medicine go down is rather more complicated...

Upper GI health: Making the connection

With customers often muddling their terminology when describing GI symptoms, it is important to ask the right questions

Winter ailments: Packing a punch

A new sore throat ‘test and treat’ pharmacy scheme is intended to help manage public expectations around antibiotic use

Fultium Daily D3 – a new vitamin D supplement

Fultium Daily D3 is a vitamin D supplement from Thornton & Ross, available exclusively from pharmacies

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