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Market Monitor: August

Parasites

Hedrin’s All-in-One Shampoo kills head lice in five minutes, making it twice as effective as combing alone, claims manufacturer Thornton & Ross. Hedrin’s wider range includes Treat & Go Lotion and Once Spray Gel to kill head lice and eggs, as well as Protect & Go – a conditioning spray clinically proven to help protect against head lice, the company adds. The range contains ingredients including dimeticone, activdiol and isononyl iosonanoate, which are all pesticide free and therefore lice cannot build up a resistance to the products, Thornton & Ross adds.
Thornton & Ross: 01484 842217 

Pet health

Frontline Plus is a liquid solution that kills fleas and ticks and stops flea eggs from hatching within the home, according to manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health UK. The solution – the most advanced formula in the Frontline range – contains fipronil to target adult fleas and (S)-methoprene to attack eggs and larvae, explains the company. Pharmacy teams can access more information about fleas, ticks and Frontline Plus and put this learning into practice via its new pet health learning resources page by searching ‘Frontline’ on your pharmacy’s internal learning platform or on Training Matters.
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health UK: 01344 424600 

Women's health

Bio-Kult Pro-Cyan is an advanced multi-action formulation containing cranberry extract and two strains of live bacterial cultures, as well as vitamin A, which contributes to the normal function of the immune system and the maintenance of mucous membranes in the urinary tract, says manufacturer ADM Protexin. Bio-Kult Candéa is a scientifically developed multi-action formulation with seven strains of live bacterial cultures alongside garlic and grapefruit extract, the company adds.
ADM Protexin: 01460 243230 / info@bio-kult.com

Research conducted by Anxiety UK and Kalms has revealed a significant association between the menopause, perimenopause and symptoms of anxiety. Kalms Lavender One-A-Day Capsules is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of the symptoms of mild anxiety, such as stress and nervousness, exclusively based on long-standing use as a traditional herbal remedy, says manufacturer GR Lanes Health. Kalms Lavender One-A-Day Capsules contain lavender oil, which can have anxiety-relieving effects, claims the company.
GR Lanes Health: 01452 524012

Multi-Gyn ActiGel provides relief from vaginal discomfort and can prevent and treat bacterial vaginosis, claims manufacturer Karo Pharma. The product is based on a patented 2QR complex, which works by blocking the adhesion of harmful bacteria and this in turn neutralises them, explains the company. Multi-Gyn ActiGel is available in a 50ml tube, lasting up to 25 applications, and can be applied internally and externally.
Karo Pharma: 08000 461977 / ukinfo@karopharma.com




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