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OTC Supplement Survey

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Complementary therapies
2014

Flaxseed oil supplements

Nature Made: 
55%
Nature's Bounty: 
19%
Nature's Way: 
11%
Sundown Naturals: 
7%
21st Century Flax Seeds: 
5%
Other: 
4%
2014

Garlic supplements

Nature's Bounty: 
34%
Nature Made: 
18%
Garlique: 
10%
Sundown Naturals: 
5%
Nature's Way: 
3%
Kyolic: 
3%
Other: 
27%
2014

Omega-3/fish oil supplements

Nature's Bounty: 
27%
Nature Made: 
21%
MegaRed: 
21%
Mason: 
4%
Sundown Naturals: 
4%
21st Century: 
2%
Nordic Naturals: 
2%
Other: 
19%
Dermatologic disorders
2014

Itch associated with dry skin-Lotions and creams

Eucerin: 
27%
AmLactin: 
19%
Aveeno: 
16%
Sarna: 
15%
CeraVe: 
11%
Gold Bond Medicated Body Lotion: 
8%
Other: 
5%
2014

Therapeutic skin care products

Eucerin: 
26%
Aquaphor: 
21%
Aveeno: 
16%
Cetaphil: 
15%
AmLactin: 
11%
Lubriderm: 
9%
Other: 
3%
2014

Moisturizing creams

Eucerin: 
28%
Cetaphil: 
23%
AmLactin: 
15%
Lubriderm: 
13%
Aveeno: 
9%
Vaseline: 
6%
Other: 
7%
2014

Poison ivy or oak remedies

Cortizone-10: 
32%
Benadryl Cream/Spray: 
14%
Caladryl: 
11%
Zanfel: 
11%
Aveeno: 
9%
Ivy-Dry: 
8%
Cortaid: 
8%
Other: 
8%
2014

Diaper rash treatments

A+D Diaper Rash Cream: 
41%
Desitin Maximum Strength Original Paste: 
24%
Triple Paste Medicated Ointment: 
11%
Boudreaux's Butt Paste: 
10%
Balmex Diaper Rash Cream: 
6%
Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Diaper Rash Cream: 
3%
Other: 
4%
2014

Insect bite or sting remedies-Lotions and creams

Cortizone-10: 
26%
Benadryl Itch Stopping Cream: 
20%
After Bite: 
14%
Caladryl: 
13%
Cortaid: 
11%
Aveeno Anti-Itch: 
8%
Other: 
8%
2014

Head lice treatments

Nix: 
59%
Rid: 
35%
LiceMD: 
2%
Licefreee!: 
1%
Quit Nits: 
0%
Vamousse Lice Treatment: 
0%
Other: 
3%
2014

Minor burn and sunburn treatments

Solarcaine: 
31%
Dermoplast: 
24%
A+D Original Ointment: 
15%
Bactine: 
8%
Lanacane: 
5%
Other: 
17%
2014

Topical antibiotic ointments and creams

Neosporin: 
61%
Bacitracin: 
18%
Polysporin: 
14%
Other: 
7%
2014

Athlete's foot remedies

Lotrimin AF: 
33%
Lamisil AT: 
31%
Lotrimin Ultra: 
12%
Tinactin: 
8%
Zeasorb Athlete's Foot: 
7%
Desenex Antifungal Powder: 
3%
Other: 
6%
2014

Nail antifungal treatments

Fungi-Nail: 
42%
Fungoid Tincture: 
18%
FungiCure: 
14%
Dr. Scholl's Fungal Nail Management Kit: 
12%
Kerasal Nail Fungal Nail Renewal Treatment: 
7%
Mycocide NS: 
3%
Other: 
3%
2014

Jock itch products

Lotrimin AF: 
41%
Lamisil AT: 
27%
Tinactin: 
9%
Zeasorb Jock Itch: 
7%
Other: 
17%
2014

Wart removal products

Compound W Freeze Off: 
30%
DuoFilm: 
21%
Dr. Scholl's Freeze Away: 
21%
Curad Mediplast: 
16%
Wartner: 
10%
Other: 
2%
2014

General foot care products

Dr. Scholl's: 
39%
Gold Bond: 
21%
Kerasal: 
17%
Zim's Crack Creme: 
10%
Flexitol Heel Balm: 
6%
Miracle Foot Repair Cream: 
3%
Other: 
4%
Gastrointestinal disorders
2014

Episodic heartburn treatments

Zantac: 
22%
Pepcid AC: 
16%
Tums: 
15%
Maalox: 
13%
Mylanta: 
12%
Gaviscon: 
9%
Pepcid Complete: 
7%
Other: 
7%
2014

Frequent heartburn treatments

Prilosec OTC: 
53%
Nexium 24HR: 
19%
Prevacid 24HR: 
14%
Zegerid OTC: 
3%
Other: 
10%
2014

Antigas products

Gas-X: 
36%
Infants' Mylicon Drops: 
19%
Mylanta Gas Maximum Strength: 
10%
Maalox Advanced: 
10%
Phazyme: 
7%
Beano: 
5%
Little Remedies for Tummys Gas Relief Drops: 
4%
PediaCare Gas Relief Drops: 
3%
Other: 
6%
2014

Laxatives-Fiber

Metamucil: 
28%
Benefiber: 
20%
FiberCon: 
14%
Citrucel with SmartFiber: 
13%
Fiber Choice: 
11%
Fiber Smart: 
7%
Other: 
7%
2014

Laxatives-Nonfiber

MiraLax: 
34%
Dulcolax: 
24%
Senokot: 
19%
Fleet: 
7%
Peri-Colace: 
7%
Ex-Lax: 
1%
Other: 
9%
2014

Fiber supplements

Metamucil: 
37%
Benefiber: 
30%
FiberCon: 
18%
Citrucel with SmartFiber: 
5%
Fiber Choice: 
5%
Other: 
5%
2014

Stool softeners

Colace: 
59%
Dulcolax Stool Softener: 
18%
Surfak Stool Softener: 
4%
Phillips' Stool Softener: 
2%
Other: 
17%
2014

Antidiarrheal products

Imodium A-D: 
61%
Pepto-Bismol: 
18%
Kaopectate: 
8%
Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief: 
7%
Other: 
6%
2014

Hemorrhoidal treatments

Preparation H: 
60%
Tucks: 
24%
Nupercainal: 
14%
Other: 
2%
2014

Upset stomach and nausea treatments

Emetrol: 
26%
Pepto-Bismol: 
22%
Tums: 
16%
Mylanta: 
14%
Maalox Multi-Action: 
9%
Gaviscon: 
5%
Other: 
8%
2014

Motion sickness remedies

Dramamine Less Drowsy (meclizine): 
38%
Dramamine (dimenhydrinate): 
26%
Bonine: 
25%
Sea-Band: 
6%
Other: 
4%
Home medical equipment and tests
2014

Home ovulation tests

First Response Ovulation Test: 
39%
Clearblue Ovulation Test: 
26%
Answer Ovulation Test: 
22%
Accu-Clear Early Ovulation Predictor: 
3%
Nexcare Basal Digital Thermometer: 
2%
Other: 
8%
2014

Home cholesterol tests

CholesTrak: 
70%
First Check Cholesterol Home Test: 
16%
CheckUp America Cholesterol Panel: 
2%
Q.Steps Cholesterol BioMeter: 
1%
Other: 
13%
2014

Diabetes management monitors

OneTouch: 
33%
FreeStyle: 
21%
Accu-Chek: 
19%
Bayer Contour USB: 
10%
Bayer A1CNow: 
1%
iBGStar: 
0%
Other: 
16%
2014

Digital thermometers

BD Digital Thermometer: 
43%
Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer: 
19%
Vicks Digital Thermometer: 
17%
Omron Digital Thermometer: 
12%
Exergen Comfort Scanner Temporal Thermometer: 
4%
Other: 
4%
2014

Home pregnancy tests

e.p.t.: 
39%
First Response: 
39%
Clearblue: 
10%
Answer: 
4%
Fact Plus: 
2%
Other: 
7%
2014

Home blood pressure monitors

Omron: 
71%
LifeSource: 
8%
HoMedics: 
6%
Other: 
15%
2014

Urinary tract infection tests

AZO Test Strips: 
71%
Uristat UTI Test Strips: 
20%
VH Essentials UTI Home Test: 
5%
Other: 
4%
2014

Incontinence products

Depend: 
58%
Poise: 
15%
Tena Serenity: 
8%
Attends: 
7%
Other: 
13%
Nutrition and nutritional supplementation
2014

Adult multivitamins

Centrum: 
34%
One A Day: 
18%
Nature's Bounty: 
17%
Nature Made: 
15%
Vitafusion MultiVites: 
3%
Alive! Multi-Vitamin Adult Gummies: 
2%
Other: 
10%
2014

Iron supplements

Feosol: 
50%
Ferro-Sequels: 
16%
Vitron-C: 
10%
Pur-Absorb: 
1%
Other: 
23%
2014

Calcium supplements

Citracal: 
33%
Tums: 
22%
Caltrate: 
17%
Os-Cal: 
13%
Viactiv: 
3%
Vitafusion Calcium Gummy: 
2%
Other: 
9%
2014

Children's multivitamins

Poly-Vi-Sol: 
27%
Centrum Kids: 
25%
Flintstones: 
25%
One A Day Kids: 
7%
L'il Critters Gummy Vites: 
6%
Other: 
10%
2014

Probiotic dietary supplements

Culturelle: 
22%
Florastor: 
20%
Align: 
16%
Lactinex: 
15%
Phillips' Colon Health: 
10%
TruBiotics: 
9%
Other: 
8%
2014

Infant formulas

Enfamil: 
37%
Similac: 
24%
ProSobee: 
18%
Gerber Good Start: 
13%
Isomil: 
7%
Other: 
1%
2014

Diet aids

Slim-Fast: 
22%
Alli: 
20%
Dexatrim: 
5%
Hydroxycut: 
4%
Xenadrine: 
1%
QuickTrim Extreme Burn: 
0%
Other: 
49%
Ophthalmic, otic, and oral disorders
2014

Artificial tears

Systane: 
28%
Refresh Tears: 
25%
Tears Naturale: 
16%
GenTeal: 
15%
Blink Tears: 
9%
Visine Tears Dry Eye Relief: 
4%
Other: 
3%
2014

Eye washes

Bausch & Lomb Advanced Eye Relief: 
49%
Collyrium for Fresh Eyes: 
30%
OcuFresh: 
12%
Other: 
9%
2014

Ocular nutritional supplements

Ocuvite: 
37%
PreserVision: 
26%
I-Caps: 
19%
OcuGuard Plus: 
1%
MaxiVision: 
0%
Other: 
17%
2014

Allergy ophthalmic drops

Zaditor: 
37%
Naphcon-A: 
18%
Visine-A: 
17%
Opcon-A: 
13%
Alaway: 
11%
Other: 
4%
2014

Ophthalmic vasoconstrictors and decongestants

Visine: 
46%
Clear Eyes: 
25%
Bausch + Lomb Advanced Eye Relief Redness: 
15%
Other: 
14%
2014

Contact lens saline solutions

Bausch & Lomb Sensitive Eyes Plus Saline Solution: 
34%
Opti-Free Replenish Contact Lens Solution: 
26%
Simply Saline Sterile Saline Solution for Contact Lenses: 
18%
Renu Sensitive Multi-Purpose Solution: 
12%
Unisol 4 Saline Solution: 
5%
Clear Care Cleaning & Disinfecting Solution: 
3%
Other: 
3%
2014

Earwax removal products

Debrox Earwax Removal Aid: 
74%
Murine Ear Wax Removal System: 
13%
Auro Earwax Removal Aid: 
5%
Similasan Ear Wax Relief: 
4%
Mack's ProRinse Earwax Removal System: 
1%
Other: 
4%
2014

Tooth whitening systems

Rembrandt Deeply White 2 Hour Whitening Kit: 
41%
Crest 3D White Whitestrips: 
38%
Aquafresh White Trays: 
14%
Plus White 5 Minute Speed Whitening System: 
2%
Dazzling White Professional Strength Whitening Pen: 
1%
Luster Pro Light: 
1%
Other: 
4%
2014

Canker sore treatments

Orajel for Canker Sores: 
25%
Gly-Oxide: 
21%
Anbesol: 
17%
Zilactin-B: 
16%
Colgate Orabase: 
12%
Kank-A Mouth Pain Liquid: 
5%
Other: 
5%
2014

Cold sore treatments

Abreva: 
60%
Orajel for All Mouth Sores: 
13%
Carmex: 
13%
Herpecin L: 
7%
Anbesol Cold Sore Therapy: 
3%
Zilactin: 
2%
Other: 
2%
2014

Artificial saliva

Biotene Oral Balance: 
63%
Oasis Dry Mouth Moisturizing Spray: 
9%
ACT Dry Mouth Lozenges: 
9%
Salivart: 
8%
Stoppers 4 Dry Mouth Spray: 
1%
Other: 
10%
2014

Lip balms

Carmex: 
28%
Blistex: 
19%
ChapStick: 
17%
Burt's Bees: 
11%
Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer SPF 15: 
11%
Vaseline Lip Therapy: 
10%
Other: 
5%
Other medical disorders
2014

Oral glucose gels

Insta-Glucose: 
32%
Dex4: 
23%
Glutose: 
12%
GlucoBurst: 
4%
Other: 
29%
2014

Diabetic foot creams

Eucerin: 
47%
DiabetiDerm: 
16%
Zim's Crack Creme: 
13%
Zostrix Diabetic Foot Pain Relieving Cream: 
12%
Kerasal: 
6%
TriDerma Diabetic Foot Defense Healing Cream: 
2%
Flexitol: 
0%
Other: 
4%
2014

Aspirin for cardioprotection

Bayer: 
46%
Ecotrin: 
17%
St. Joseph: 
6%
Bufferin: 
1%
Other: 
30%
2014

Sleep aids

Unisom SleepGels (diphenhydramine): 
18%
Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine): 
16%
Sominex: 
10%
ZzzQuil: 
9%
Nytol QuickCaps: 
2%
MidNite: 
1%
Other: 
44%
2014

Antisnoring products

Breathe Right Nasal Strips: 
91%
SnoreStop: 
5%
Other: 
4%
2014

Smoking cessation products

NicoDerm CQ: 
53%
Nicorette Gum: 
39%
Habitrol Nicotine Transdermal System: 
5%
Other: 
4%
Pain and fever disorders
2014

Adult headache products

Tylenol: 
30%
Advil: 
23%
Aleve: 
14%
Motrin IB: 
10%
Excedrin: 
7%
Ecotrin: 
3%
Other: 
14%
2014

Sinus headache products

Advil Cold & Sinus: 
21%
Sudafed 12 Hour Pressure + Pain: 
18%
Tylenol Sinus Congestion & Pain: 
11%
Sudafed PE Pressure + Pain: 
8%
Excedrin Sinus Headache: 
7%
Aleve-D Sinus & Cold: 
7%
Other: 
28%
2014

Migraine headache products

Aleve: 
28%
Motrin IB: 
26%
Excedrin Migraine: 
19%
Advil Migraine: 
7%
Bayer Migraine Formula: 
3%
BeKoool Migraine Soft Gel Sheets: 
0%
Other: 
17%
2014

Pediatric analgesics and fever reducers

Children's Tylenol: 
34%
Children's Motrin: 
24%
Children's Advil: 
14%
PediaCare Fever Reducer/Pain Reliever (acetaminophen): 
9%
PediaCare Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer IB (ibuprofen): 
7%
Little Remedies for Fevers Infant Fever/Pain Reliever: 
6%
Other: 
6%
2014

Osteoarthritis pain-Oral products

Aleve: 
24%
Tylenol: 
24%
Advil: 
22%
Motrin IB: 
14%
Other: 
16%
2014

Osteoarthritis pain-Topical treatments

Icy Hot: 
25%
Capzasin-P: 
20%
ThermaCare Muscle & Joint HeatWraps: 
19%
Bengay: 
16%
Aspercreme: 
15%
Other: 
6%
2014

Thermal and pain care patches

Salonpas Pain Relief Patch: 
32%
ThermaCare HeatWraps: 
29%
Icy Hot Patch: 
20%
Bengay Pain Relieving Patch: 
6%
WellPatch: 
1%
Other: 
13%
2014

Bone and joint strengtheners

Osteo Bi-Flex: 
30%
Cosamin DS: 
24%
Move Free Advanced: 
15%
Nature's Bounty Joint Support Complex: 
11%
Flex-a-min: 
11%
Arthri-Flex Advantage: 
1%
Other: 
7%
2014

Pain with sleeplessness products

Tylenol PM: 
45%
Advil PM: 
24%
Unisom PM Pain: 
10%
Motrin PM: 
7%
Excedrin PM: 
4%
Other: 
10%
Reproductive and genital disorders
2014

Vaginal yeast infection treatments

Monistat: 
81%
Vagistat: 
9%
Other: 
10%
2014

Menstrual pain treatments

Midol: 
22%
Advil: 
22%
Pamprin: 
17%
Aleve: 
13%
ThermaCare HeatWraps: 
11%
Motrin IB: 
9%
Other: 
7%
Respiratory disorders
2014

Adult antihistamines

Zyrtec: 
28%
Claritin: 
22%
Benadryl: 
19%
Allegra: 
17%
Chlor-Trimeton: 
6%
Alavert: 
2%
Other: 
7%
2014

Adult cold-Liquid products

Mucinex Cold, Flu & Sore Throat: 
24%
Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom (Daytime): 
16%
NyQuil: 
16%
Theraflu: 
14%
DayQuil: 
13%
Robitussin Peak Cold Multi-Symptom Cold: 
10%
Other: 
7%
2014

Adult multisymptom cold or flu products

Mucinex D: 
30%
Coricidin HBP Cold & Flu: 
21%
DayQuil Cold & Flu Multi-Symptom Relief: 
17%
Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom (Daytime): 
11%
Robitussin Peak Cold Multi-Symptom Cold: 
7%
Mucinex Fast-Max: 
4%
Other: 
11%
2014

Adult multisymptom cold or flu products-Nighttime

NyQuil: 
23%
Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom (Nighttime): 
20%
Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold & Cough: 
14%
Sudafed PE Day + Night Congestion: 
12%
Robitussin Peak Cold Nighttime Multi-Symptom Cold: 
12%
Alka-Seltzer Plus: 
10%
Other: 
9%
2014

Adult multisymptom allergy and hay fever products

Claritin-D: 
32%
Zyrtec-D: 
26%
Allegra-D: 
16%
Advil Allergy & Congestion Relief: 
6%
Advil Allergy Sinus: 
4%
Other: 
15%
2014

Adult decongestants

Sudafed: 
64%
Sudafed PE: 
22%
Other: 
15%
2014

Adult topical decongestants

Afrin: 
49%
Mucinex Sinus-Max Nasal Spray: 
13%
Neo-Synephrine: 
10%
Vicks VapoInhaler: 
10%
Vicks Sinex 12-Hour Decongestant Nasal Spray: 
5%
Sinol All-Natural Nasal Spray: 
1%
Other: 
12%
2014

Pediatric antihistamines

Children's Claritin Allergy: 
38%
Children's Benadryl Allergy: 
33%
Children's Allegra Allergy: 
10%
PediaCare Allergy: 
4%
Hyland's 4 Kids Complete Allergy: 
2%
Kids Relief Allergy: 
0%
Other: 
13%
2014

Pediatric decongestants

Children's Sudafed Nasal Decongestant Liquid: 
31%
Children's Mucinex Stuffy Nose & Cold: 
24%
Little Remedies for Noses Decongestant Nose Drops: 
22%
Triaminic Chest & Nasal Congestion: 
17%
Other: 
6%
2014

Pediatric multisymptom cold, flu, or allergy products

Children's Dimetapp: 
25%
Children's Mucinex: 
25%
Children's Triaminic: 
16%
Children's Robitussin Cough & Cold CF: 
16%
Children's Robitussin Cough & Cold Long-Acting: 
11%
Other: 
8%
2014

Zinc-containing cold products

Cold-Eeze: 
38%
Zicam Cold Remedy: 
28%
Airborne: 
22%
Halls Defense Harvest Cherry: 
11%
Other: 
2%
2014

Nasal decongestants-Saline

Ocean: 
41%
Simply Saline: 
21%
Ayr: 
15%
Little Remedies for Noses Saline: 
10%
Rhinaris: 
2%
Other: 
12%
2014

Nasal irrigation systems

Simply Saline: 
52%
NasaFlo Neti Pot: 
12%
SinuCleanse: 
8%
NasalCare: 
2%
Alkalol: 
2%
Rhinaris: 
2%
Other: 
21%
2014

Adult antitussives-Dextromethorphan

Delsym: 
41%
Mucinex DM: 
39%
Robitussin Lingering Cold Long-Acting Cough: 
7%
DayQuil Cough: 
5%
Vicks Nature Fusion Cough: 
2%
Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Dry Cough Suppressant: 
1%
Other: 
5%
2014

Adult expectorants

Mucinex/Mucinex D/Mucinex DM: 
70%
Robitussin Peak Cold Cough + Chest Congestion DM: 
20%
Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Chesty Cough: 
1%
Other: 
9%
2014

Pediatric cough antitussives

Delsym Children's: 
30%
Children's Mucinex Cough: 
25%
Children's Dimetapp Long Acting Cough Plus Cold: 
14%
Children's Robitussin Cough: 
14%
Children's Triaminic: 
8%
PediaCare Cough & Congestion: 
7%
Other: 
2%
2014

Diabetic cough products

Diabetic Tussin: 
71%
Robitussin Peak Cold Sugar-Free: 
12%
Safe Tussin: 
10%
Scot-Tussin: 
3%
Other: 
4%