New Products

Posted by Pharmacist on June 26, 2010

New Drug Products

There are various new drug products on the market or coming to the market soon. New drugs, new OTC’s, new generics and even new indications for current drugs.

New Drugs

PrimaBella– is a therapeutic device worn on the wrist for the treatment of vomiting and nausea during pregnancy. Pulses are gently emitted to the wrist and these travel to the center of the brain that controls nausea. Go to www.PrimaBellaRx.com for more information.

Clonidine ER– treats hypertension and gives the option of titrating, once-daily dosing and use for patients who have difficulty swallowing. Go to www.trispharma.com for more information.

Vagifem 10mcg– treats atrophic vaginitis as a complication of menopause. Currently available at 25mcg, the 10mcg will be helpful as a lower dose. Go to www.vagifem.com for more information.

New OTC’s

Quick Defense Liquid Phyto-Caps– a blend of herbs that helps the immune system when symptoms first begin. Quick acting, only needed for short periods of time when there are respiratory and sinus problems. Go to www.gaiaherbs.com for more information.

Zegerid OTC– full 24 hour treatment for frequent heartburn. Uses the most effective acid reducing medications available. Go to www.ZegeridOTC.com for more information

Lactinol HX– moisturizers to help debride dead skin cells, increase water content to the skin and aid in overall skin health. Go to www.pedinol.com for more information.

New Generics

Nizatidine Oral Solution– used to treat heartburn, GERD, any excess acid secretion conditions, and to treat and prevent ulcers. This is equivalent to Axid Oral Solution. Go to www.amneal.com for more information.

Donepezil Hydrochloride orally Disintegrating Tablets– used to treat dementia related to Alzheimer’s disease. Equivalent to Aricept. Go to www.urlmutual.com for more information

Calcipotriene Solution 0.005%– used as a topical solution for chronic psoriasis of the scalp. Equivalent to Dovonex Scalp Solution 0.005%. Go to www.us.sandoz.com for more information.

Hydromorphone Hydrochloride tablets– used as an opioid analgesic for pain management. Equivalent to Dilaudid tablets. Call 1-800-325-9994 for more information.

New Indications

Cymbalta– approved for generalized anxiety disorder maintenance treatment. Currently used for treatment of major depressive disorder, GAD and fibromyalgia. Go to www.cymbalta.com for more information.

Seroquel XR extended-release tablets– approved to be used as an adjunctive treatment to antidepressants in those with MDD (major depressive disorder). Go to www.seroquelxr.com for more information.

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