Market monitor: November

Insomnia & stress

Kalms Night and Kalms Night One-A-Night are traditional herbal medicinal products used for the temporary relief of sleep disturbances exclusively based on long standing use as traditional remedies, says manufacturer GR Lanes Health. The company recommends taking four Kalms Night tablets one hour before bedtime or one Kalms Night One-A-Night one hour before bedtime. Both products contain valerian root and can be used by adults and the elderly, the company adds. Neither Kalms Night products are recommended for children or adolescents under 18 years old.
GR Lanes Health: 01452 524012

Mute is a nasal dilator designed to increase airflow through the nose during sleep by opening the airways to reduce the reliance on mouth breathing that is synonymous with snoring, says manufacturer Rhinomed. In clinical trials, Mute has been proven to increase airflow on average by 38 per cent, claims the company. Made from medical grade polymers, the product is anatomically designed to hug the internal structure of the nose for ideal fit and comfort and the dilator comes in three sizes which can be independently adjusted to each nostril, Rhinomed adds.

Nytol has introduced Nytol Liquid Caramel Flavour to its range as an easy-to-swallow alternative to sleeping tablets, says manufacturer Perrigo. Containing the antihistamine diphenhydramine hydrochloride, the pharmacy-only 10mg/5ml oral solution is to be taken at bedtime or after retiring when sleep is not readily achieved, adds the company. The product is suitable for adults and children aged 16 years and over and should not be used at the same time as alcohol or other antihistamine-containing products.
Perrigo: UKLOCustomerService@perrigo.com

The Puressentiel Rest & Relax range has been formulated to combat stress and anxiety – the main factors that cause
the most disruption to sleep, according to manufacturer Puressentiel. The Puressentiel Rest & Relax Air Spray combines 12 pure essential oils to create an air of relaxation with the aim of promoting sleep, reducing anxiety and balancing the nervous system, claims the company. The Spray can be used by the whole family, including children from 12 months.
Puressentiel: 020 3488 8111

Seasonal ailments & overindulgence

Care Glycerin Lemon and Honey with Glucose can be used for symptomatic relief of coughs and sore throats, says manufacturer Thornton & Ross. The product contains glycerol and works by coating the throat and soothing symptoms of pain and itchiness, says the company. It can be used by children over one year, adults and the elderly, adds the company. 
Thornton & Ross: 01484 842217 

Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel is a dual-action topical NSAID offering fast, cooling and effective relief from joint pain with its two active painkilling ingredients levomenthol and ibuprofen, says manufacturer Mentholatum. Levomenthol works to quickly cool and soothe, while ibuprofen gets to work to reduce pain and inflammation, the company explains. The pharmacy-only product is formulated to provide powerful targeted cooling for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, adds the company.
Laser Healthcare: 01202 780558 

Kalms Day is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of symptoms associated with stress, such as mild anxiety and irritability, exclusively based on long standing use as a traditional herbal remedy, says manufacturer GR Lanes Health. The product contains extracts of valerian root and can be used by adults and the elderly, the company adds. Kalms Day is not recommended for children or adolescents under 18 years old.
GR Lanes Health: 01452 524012

Rennie Liquid Heartburn Relief oral suspension provides fast, soothing relief from heartburn, indigestion and acid reflux. The treatment contains sodium alginate and forms a protective layer that floats on top of the stomach contents to prevent stomach acid escaping into the oesophagus where it can cause pain and discomfort, explains manufacturer Bayer. This winter, Rennie Liquid Heartburn Relief will be supported by advertising campaigns on TV, online and in store, adds the company.
Ceuta Healthcare: 0844 243 6661

Winter skincare

Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel has a gel-to-oil texture that absorbs easily, creating a protective film to help the skin retain moisture, says manufacturer Perrigo. Containing just three per cent water, the formulation blends vitamins, emollients such as shea butter and humectants like glycerin and urea and can help to improve dry to very dry skin on the body. Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel is non-comedogenic so does not block pores and is suitable for sensitive skin, the company adds.
Perrigo: UKLOCustomerService@perrigo.com 


Herpotherm is a topical treatment based on heat that can provide fast relief from the symptoms of cold sores, such as itching, tingling and skin tightness, says manufacturer Mibe Pharma. The pocket-sized device uses unique heat-therapy technology that is clinically proven to reduce the duration of each outbreak by up to 50 per cent and has shown to help prevent occurrences completely if used early enough once initial symptoms appear, explains the company. The pocket-sized device provides up to 100 applications per battery life and is suitable for adults, children, allergy sufferers and pregnant women.
Powermed: 01295 753 541

The Zeroderma emollient range includes five creams, an ointment, a gel, two bath additives and a new barrier cream, offering a wide range of products to suit each individual’s skin needs, says manufacturer Thornton & Ross. The entire Zeroderma range is free from sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), is suitable for people of all ages and is available over the counter and on prescription.
Thornton & Ross: 01484 842217

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