By comparison, a 12-week supply of a generic version of Lamisil
, another toe fungus drug, costs $20 or less at many drug stores, according to GoodRx.
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline PLC made a huge bet on over-the-counter remedies and health products with its recent consumer health joint venture with Novartis AG, a deal combining GSK's Sensodyne toothpaste, Nicorette nicotine gum and Panadol painkillers with Novartis's headache tablets Excedian and Lamisil
Similarly, its Lamisil
brand is considered the most effective antipruritic in the market, and Procto Glyvenol is the preferred haemorrhoid treatment.
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.
Medis ranked second with 15%, with the Fenistil and Lamisil
Novartis is active in dermatologicals through two main brands, namely Fenistil and Lamisil
Novartis produces Clozarilm Voltaren, Tegretol, Diovan, Glivec, Neoral, Femara, Ritalin and Lamisil
By acquiring Merck's OTC activities, Novartis would complement its own consumer line-up of items like the Triaminic cold medicine and Lamisil
8220;Though many patients have had no qualms about taking oral antifungal medications such as Lamisil
, there are a lot of patients who don't want treatments that come with serious risks or side effects.
You probably tried a topical antifungal medication such as Lamisil
to kill the fungus.
Using similar logic, Novartis recently encouraged people to treat toe fungus by swallowing Lamisil
Try anti-fungal athlete's foot cream such as Lamisil
and treat your shoes with powder, changing your socks daily.