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Supplements and topical treatments

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Self-care Product Survey

Various dietary supplement pills.

Health-conscious consumers seeking convenient methods to optimize nutrition for wellness and health promotion and patients with conditions affecting their ability to obtain adequate nutrients may seek convenient supplements. Pharmacists can also offer patients advice on skin care, from acne remedies to sunscreen options.

Supplements

Adult multivitamin
Centrum...........................................1
One A Day........................................2

Greens powder supplement
AG1.................................................1

Immune system booster
Emergen-C.......................................1
Airborne...........................................2

Joint supplement
Osteo Bi-Flex...................................1

Letter vitamins
Nature Made....................................1
Centrum...........................................2
Nature’s Bounty...............................2

Meal replacements
Ensure..............................................1
BOOST............................................2

Melatonin supplements
Nature Made....................................1
NATROL.........................................2

Memory support supplement
Prevagen..........................................1

Nutritional drinks
Ensure.............................................1
BOOST...........................................2

Weight loss supplement
alli...................................................1

Topicals

Acne treatment
Differin..........................................1
Neutrogena....................................2
Clearasil.........................................3

Adult sunscreen
Neutrogena....................................1
Coppertone....................................2
Banana Boat..................................3

Antifungal treatment
Lotrimin........................................1
Lamisil..........................................2

Eczema relief
Aveeno..........................................1
Eucerin.........................................1
Cortizone 10.................................2
CeraVe..........................................3

Hot/Cold topical pain relief
Icy Hot..........................................1
BIOFREEZE................................2

Lice treatment
Nix...............................................1
RID..............................................2

Medicated topical pain relief
Voltaren........................................1
Aspercreme..................................2

Scar and stretch mark treatment
Mederma......................................1

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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