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Oral care, pain and inflammation, and other
Roger Selvage 566

Oral care, pain and inflammation, and other

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Self-care Product Survey

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Tooth hypersensitivity affects 10–30% of the population, and worldwide, 30% have experienced migraine and 50% of the population suffered from headache in the past year. Patients will be looking for advice and assistance with their decision-making process as they search for relief of their pain and discomfort.

Oral care

Cold sore relief
Abreva...................................... 1

Dry mouth relief
Biotene...................................... 1

Oral pain relief
Orajel....................................... 1
Tylenol...................................... 2

Pain and inflammation

Back pain relief
Advil......................................... 1
Aleve........................................ 1
Tylenol...................................... 2

Rapid headache relief
Excedrin..................................... 1
Tylenol...................................... 2
Advil......................................... 3

Rapid migraine relief
Excedrin .................................... 1

Other

Incontinence products
Depend...................................... 1
Poise........................................ 2

Shampoo for severe dandruff
Head & Shoulders......................... 1
Selsun Blue................................. 2
Nizoral...................................... 3

Sleeping aid
Unisom...................................... 1
Benadryl.................................... 2
Vicks ZzzQuil............................... 3

Smoking cessation
Nicorette.................................... 1
NicoDerm................................... 2

Self-care survey redux

This section of Pharmacy Today’s Self-Care Product Survey is reprinted from the full survey results published in the August 2023 issue of the magazine and available online at pharmacytoday.org.

The current survey was conducted by BrandSpark/Newsweek International using a scientifically valid methodology, and lists those nonprescription products most often recommended by pharmacists in the United States to consumers.

The winners were selected based on a survey of 1,716 pharmacists practicing in the United States who gave their unaided write-in opinions on which brands they’d recommend to patients in 86 categories. The highest share of citations as most trusted in the category determined the winner. If the margin of citation share between the leading brands did not exceed the estimate of sampling error at 90% statistical confidence, then a tie was declared.

Please also see APhA’s Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs, the definitive source of professional information about OTC products. The Handbook is available online at PharmacyLibrary.com.

These data may not be used without the prior permission of the APhA.

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