Market monitor: January

Headache & migraine 

4head is designed to be applied directly to the forehead for fast, effective relief from headaches precisely where it’s needed, says manufacturer Dendron. Containing the active ingredient levomenthol, 4head works to block headache pain signals and relax the muscles in the head that are associated with tension headaches and avoids the most common side effects associated with many oral analgesics, explains the company. Suitable for all age groups, 4head is applied by gently gliding the dispenser across the forehead to leave an invisible and non-greasy application. Headache relief can be felt within 30 minutes, the company claims.
Dendron: 01923 205704

Nurofen Express Liquid Capsules are suitable as first-line use for headache, provide faster and more effective headache relief than standard paracetamol and are absorbed two times faster than standard ibuprofen for effective relief from headaches, claims manufacturer RB. Nurofen Express Liquid Capsules are also available as a pharmacy-only 400mg dose of ibuprofen in a single maximum-strength capsule. Nurofen Express Liquid Capsules are suitable for adults and children aged 12 and over.
RB: 0500 455456

Women's Health 

Bio-Kult Pro-Cyan is a triple-action formulation scientifically developed with cranberry extract (36mg PACs), two specifically selected bacteria strains and vitamin A that work with the body to help maintain normal levels of bacteria in the gut in order to help maintain a healthy urinary tract, says manufacturer ADM Protexin. Bio-Kult Candéa is a live bacteria supplement with added garlic and grapefruit extract, which taken daily can help strengthen the body’s natural defences against candida overgrowth and may help to prevent it changing from its yeast-like form to the invasive filamentous fungus form, the company adds.
ADM Protexin: 01460 243230

Canesbalance BV Gel is a seven-day treatment for bacterial vaginosis (BV) that regulates the vagina’s pH balance, relieving unpleasant odour and abnormal discharge, restricting growth of bad bacteria and supporting good bacteria, says manufacturer Bayer. Women can start to see a difference in just three days, the company adds. To help women understand the differences between different intimate conditions including thrush and BV, Canesten has an educational video series on its YouTube channel.
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Feminesse Moisturiser is specifically formulated to soothe the symptoms of vaginal dryness including pain during intercourse, daily soreness, discomfort and itching. Each application of Feminesse Moisturiser is designed to give continuous relief from the symptoms of vaginal dryness for three days at a time, whatever the cause, says manufacturer Crescent Pharma. Also in the range, the Feminesse Menstrual Cup is a pH-friendly alternative to tampons and sanitary pads and can be worn at night and during swimming and exercise, without fear of leaks, the company adds.
Crescent Pharma: 01256 772730

Multi-Gyn is an effective, natural vaginal health range from Purple Orchid Pharma. Multi-Gyn’s soothing extract of aloe vera has a unique mode of action that blocks microbes from attaching to the walls of the vagina so they can’t establish a place to grow, the company explains. ActiGel has been clinically proven to be as effective as antibiotics in treating and preventing bacterial vaginosis (BV) and FloraPlus deals with thrush and includes prebiotics to boost good bacteria, the company claims. There is no risk of resistance with either, even in recurrent cases, Purple Orchid adds.
Purple Orchid Pharma: 0844 415 2420


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