grew in mid single digits, benefiting from new variants, and Flonase returned to growth following a weaker allergy season earlier this year.
Meanwhile, an ENT resident at SMC urged people to stay away from excessive use of a nasal spray called Otrivin
to relieve their symptoms.
At a brand level, Sensodyne, Panadol and Otrivin
performed strongly with Sensodyne passing the $1 billion mark for the first time.
The player is now able to further leverage on its strong global brand equity and the popularity of its leading brands, Panadol and Actifed, along with Novartis Consumer Health brands such as Otrivin
, Sinecod, and Orofar.
This is mainly due to strong for the company's Otrivin
nasal decongestants brand, which in turn is based on the brand's affordability.
GSK has a heritage that goes back more than 160 years, producing some of the world's best-loved healthcare brands including: (pain relief) Voltaren, Panadol; (respiratory) Theraflu, Otrivin
; (specialist oral health) Sensodyne, Polident, Aquafresh; (nutrition) Horlicks, Tums; (skin care) Physiogel, Zovirax and Lamisil, said Rudra.
We will have a leading position in respiratory, which is an opportunity market in India, with Otrivin
or Theraflu from Novartis and a new allergy brand Fluvirin.
The ingredients of the mixture were hydrocortisone: 0.01 g, vitamin A (retinoic acid): 0.4 g, Bepanthen ointment (active agent 5% Dexpanthenol): 16.0 g, and Otrivin
nasal drops 0.1% (active agent: xylometazoline hydrochloride): 1 g.
He said decongestant nasal sprays, such as Otrivin
, should not be used for more than five or six days.
The Novartis O-T-C business has delivered strong growth in recent years, achieving net sales of about $2 billion in 2004, primarily the result of focusing on seven global strategic brands: the anti-inflammatory agent Voltaren, antifungal cream Lamisil, smoking cessation product Nictonell, mineral supplement Calcium Sandoz, cough/cold therapy Theraful/NeoCitran, fiber supplement Benefiber and nasal decongestant Otrivin