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Market monitor: December

Ear problems

Developed to gently soften earwax and help reduce the need for syringing, the dual-action formula of Earex Advance Ear Drops is specifically designed to soften and remove hardened earwax that has built-up over time, explains manufacturer LanesHealth. When used regularly, the drops can also help to prevent this build-up, making it an ideal solution for people with a tendency to suffer from earwax problems, the company adds. Also in the range is Earex Olive Oil Ear Drops, which contain medicinal grade olive oil to soften and remove earwax.
LanesHealth: 01452 507458

Otex Ear Drops have a dual-action formula clinically proven to reduce the need for syringing, says manufacturer Dermal Labs. The full range comes with easy-to-squeeze bottles and includes Otex Ear Drops, which is only available behind the counter and takes three to four days to work; Otex Express Ear Drops, the same formula but available for self selection; Otex Express Combi Pack, which also includes a bulb syringe to cleanse the ear canal; and Otex Olive Oil Ear Drops, which have a gentler, natural formula, the company explains.
Dendron Ltd: 01923 208400

Digestive health

Care Glycerin Suppositories for adults help stimulate a comfortable bowel movement for constipation sufferers and are suitable for adults and the elderly, according to manufacturer Thornton & Ross. One suppository should be used as required, says the company, and unless recommended by a doctor, they should not be taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Thornton & Ross: 01484 842217 

Some 75 per cent of frequent heartburn sufferers surveyed by Nexium Control have tried old wives tales to combat heartburn and 68 per cent say they wish they knew more options available to treat it. Nexium Control 20mg gastro resistant tablets are hard capsules containing esomeprazole for the short-term treatment of reflux symptoms such as heartburn and acid regurgitation in adults, says manufacturer Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. One tablet in the morning should protect sufferers all day, though the full effect may take two to three days, explains the company.
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare: 0333 555 2526

Probio7 Advanced is a high-strength digestive health supplement designed to help restore and maintain a healthy balance in the gut microflora, claims manufacturer Probio7. Each one-a-day capsule contains 10 billion friendly bacteria across nine carefully selected strains, plus two types of prebiotic fibre, explains the company. The capsules are vegan friendly, as well as wheat, dairy and gluten free.
Probio7: 020 8648 6777




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