Market monitor: August

Animal health

Frontline Plus is the most advanced formula within the Frontline flea and tick range, says manufacturer Merial Animal Health. It contains two active ingredients: fipronil, which kills fleas and ticks, and (S)-methoprene, an insect growth regulator that prevents the multiplication of fleas. Most other flea products only kill fleas living on the pet, but Frontline Plus stops eggs from hatching and infesting the home, the company adds. Pharmacy staff can complete a 15-minute e-learning module on Frontline products.
Contact a Ceuta Pharmacy Business Manager for more information

Back to school

Stress can upset the delicate balance of a childs’ gut microflora, depleting their immune system and causing symptoms such as an upset stomach and increase their susceptibility to colds and flu, explains Bio-Kult manufacturer Probiotics International. Multi-strain live bacteria supplements such as Bio-Kult Infantis have been shown to significantly reduce the frequency and severity of common colds commonly picked up in playgroups and at school, the company claims. Bio-Kult Infantis, with seven strains of live bacteria, does not contain artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and does not need to be refrigerated, Probiotics International adds.
Probiotics International Ltd: 01460 243230

Thornton & Ross has launched Hedrin All-in-One Shampoo – a head lice treatment that can kill lice in 10 minutes and can be easily incorporated into a bath time routine, the company explains. Thornton & Ross claims that the treatment is twice as effective as combing alone and leaves hair fresh and clean, with no nasty odour. The product is allergy certified, pesticide-free, skin-friendly and easy to use. A national TV, press and digital campaign will support the new product launch, focusing on the message that head lice do not need to be stressful to deal with.
Thornton & Ross: 01484 842217

Perrigo has launched a comprehensive back-to-school marketing programme for Lyclear Treatment Shampoo to coincide with the 2018 back-to-school season, including a four-week TV campaign and new website. The new and improved formula contains conditioning agents that wash hair while also eliminating head lice and eggs, removing the need to use traditional shampoo after use, Perrigo explains. Each bottle contains enough formulation for up to four treatments and, as it is a non-pesticide, head lice are less likely to develop a resistance to the product, the company adds. Perrigo will supply educational material to pharmacies, including a training guide, wall chart and in-store POS.
Perrigo: 0800 1216 909

The Puressentiel range of 100 per cent natural head lice treatments are clinically proven to treat lice in minutes without worry, side effects and nasty chemicals, the company explains. The Anti-Lice Treatment Lotion contains six plant oils that mechanically block the respiratory openings of the lice, along with four essential oils that aid this anti-louse action and soothe, clean and may help to relieve itching, the company says. The lotion comes with a steel comb with micro-grooved teeth to help extract nits. The Lice Repellent Spray contains Citriodiol, lavender and lavandin essential oils, organic lavender floral water and apple vinegar, which may help prevent lice, the company adds. 
Puressentiel: 020 3488 8110

Vamousse is a single application formula proven to kill 100 per cent of lice and eggs within 15 minutes, says manufacturer Alliance Pharma. Vamousse Lice Treatment is suitable for adults and children aged two years and over and is pesticide-free and non-greasy, the company explains. The pack also includes a steel comb to help remove lice. Vamousse Protective Shampoo helps kill lice before they lay eggs, providing pre-emptive protection that is suitable for all of the family, the company adds. The shampoo can be used daily and leaves the hair clean and fresh. 
Ceuta Healthcare: 0800 6527150

Eye care

Artelac Rebalance and Artelac Nighttime Gel provide a day and night treatment regimen for people with persistent dry eye. Artelac Rebalance, designed for daytime use, can be used when experiencing recurrent dry, tired or irritated eyes, providing long-lasting, sustained hydration and protection during the day, says manufacturer Bausch & Lomb. For night protection, Artelac Nighttime Gel contains a high viscosity gel formulation with a unique combination of ingredients, including cambomer and triglyceride lipids, and is designed to seal in moisture overnight, when the symptoms of dry eye are worse, the company adds.
Bausch & Lomb: 020 8781 2900 

Clinitas Soothe Multi eye drops’ dual-acting formulation provides rapid and prolonged relief from dry-eye discomfort by boosting and stabilising the tear film that coats and protects the eye, says manufacturer Altacor. The preservative-free drops contain 0.4% of a natural lubricant, sodium hyaluronate – the highest available concentration available on the market, says the company. Once opened, the multi-dose bottle offers 90 days’ use and the drops are suitable for contact lens wearers. The Clinitas range also includes Clinitas Soothe unit dose and Clinitas Hydrate. 
Powermed: 01844 299374

Murine Advanced Dry Eye Relief is a clinically proven, preservative-free formulation that provides immediate, long-lasting relief and protection for dry, irritated, itchy or strained eyes, says manufacturer Prestige Brands. Murine Dry & Tired Eye Drops is a medical device with a new improved formulation, providing up to eight hours of soothing comfort to help customers manage symptoms, the company adds.
Ceuta Healthcare: 0844 243 6661

Opticrom Hayfever 2.0% Eye Drops are back in stock, offering fast-acting relief from redness, itchiness and irritation in as little as two minutes, manufacturer Sanofi has announced. Containing the active ingredient sodium cromoglicate, the drops help to relieve symptoms by reducing the release of histamine – the cause of eye symptoms in hayfever. The product is being supported with a comprehensive PR and digital campaign, which will run throughout the hayfever season. 
Ceuta Healthcare: 0845 372 7101

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