NMA: Nonprescription Medicines Academy

New Product Alerts

August 22nd, 2013

Fluzone Quadrivalent vaccine
The FDA has approved Fluzone Quadrivalent influenza vaccine for use in children 6 months of age or older, adolescents, and adults. Fluzone Quadrivalent vaccine includes two influenza A strains and two influenza B strains; epidemics of influenza B occur every 2 to 4 years in all age groups. The vaccine will be available for the 2013-2014 influenza season in prefilled syringes and single-dose vials for intramuscular administration.

Goody’s Headache Relief Shot
Prestige Brands has introduced Goody’s Headache Relief Shot, which combines acetaminophen and caffeine in a single-dose liquid “shot.” Each 2-oz bottle contains acetaminophen 1,000 mg and caffeine 65 mg. The product is available in citrus and berry flavors.

Alka Seltzer Fruit Chews
The Alka Seltzer product line has been extended to include Alka Seltzer Fruit Chews. Each fruit-flavored (strawberry, orange, lemon) chew contains calcium carbonate 750 mg.

Estroven Weight Management
The Estroven product line now includes Estroven Weight Management, touted as “specifically formulated to address the physical changes associated with menopause.” The product contains black cohosh, soy isoflavones, and the proprietary ingredient “Synetrim CQ” (to balance serotonin).