Watching briefs: Winter ailments
New this winter is Care Cold & Flu Relief 200mg/5mg Film Coated Tablets for the relief of the symptoms of cold and flu with associated congestion, including aches and pains, sore throat, blocked nose and sinuses. Each tablet contains 200mg ibuprofen and 5mg phenylephrine hydrochloride and is suitable for adults, the elderly and children over 12 years.
(Tel: 01484 842217)
One way to help your customers survive winter naturally this year is by supporting the body’s natural immunity to prevent initial infection and reduce the need for antibiotics, says Probiotics. Bio- Kult is an advanced multi-strain formulation containing 14 live bacterial cultures which, the company says, are proven to survive the high acidity of the stomach.
(Tel: 01460 243230)
Ultra Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray delivers a powerful anaesthetic straight to the pain without numbing the rest of the mouth, says Prestige Brands. Containing benzocaine, Ultra Chloraseptic comes in a handy 15ml spray and a variety of flavours (blackcurrant, cherry, honey & lemon and original menthol).
(Tel: 0844 243 6661)
Puressentiel’s respiratory products contain essential oils such as eucalyptus radiata, cypress and niaouli. The range includes Hypertonic Nasal Spray (to clean and decongest), Respiratory Balm (to calm coughs and soothe the respiratory tract), Respiratory Air Spray (said to boost the immune system and clear the airways) and Respiratory Blend to help breathing.
(Tel: 020 3488 8111)
RB has developed a new training module for pharmacists on Strefen. The module, which has been sent to over 10,000 pharmacies and GP surgeries, highlights that Strefen Honey & Lemon Lozenges, which contain flurbiprofen, provide fast-acting and long-lasting relief for all sore throats and work by penetrating the surface of the throat’s tissue down to the deep layers, says RB.
(Tel: 0500 455 456)
Dioralyte is indicated for the treatment of fluid and electrolyte loss associated with acute diarrhoea – for example, from norovirus. The ingredients in Dioralyte are scientifically balanced to promote the absorption of fluids to rehydrate faster and more effectively than with water alone, says Sanofi. Available in blackcurrant, citrus and natural, a pack of six sachets retails for £3.86.
(Tel: 0845 372 7101)