Vicks Sinex Teacher Version

Vicks Sinex is a brand of topical nasal decongestant spray produced by Vicks, a division of Procter & Gamble. The active ingredient contained in the Sinex nasal spray is Oxymetazoline which acts to relieve blocked nasal passages. The recommended dosage is 2–3 sprays in each nostril every 10–12 hours, though users should check the packaging for the specific product purchased.  Excessive use of this product could lead to a dependency on it whereby the nasal passages block without use of Oxymetazoline again.[citation needed] Thus it is recommended that Sinex not be used for more than three days. Extra ingredients include camphor, eucalyptol, and menthol, which give Sinex Nasal Spray products the characteristic aroma of Vicks products but could also cause irritation of the mucous membrane.

1980 Elastoplast

elastoplastElastoplast is a brand of adhesive bandages (also called sticking plasters) and medical dressings made by Beiersdorf.  Beiersdorf bought UK and Commonwealth rights from the parent company, Smith & Nephew in 1992 for £46.5 million. It has become a genericized trademark for “sticking plaster” in some Commonwealth countries including the United Kingdom and Australia.

In some countries in Europe Hansaplast, a brand name started by Beiersdorf in 1922, is used instead.  A third trademark, named Curitas, is used in parts of Latin America.

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1980s Vicks Chloraseptic

VicksLogoChloraseptic is an American brand of oral analgesic produced by Prestige Brands Inc, used for the relief of minor sore throat and mouth pain. Its active ingredient is phenol, a compound whose antiseptic properties were discovered by Sir Joseph Lister.

Other Chloraseptic formulas are based on benzocaine.

Chloraseptic was invented and originally made by Robert Schattner; it was later bought by Richardson-Vicks, which merged with Procter & Gamble in 1985. The product was sold to the independent company Prestige in 1999. Today, this product is owned by the Prestige division Medtech.

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1988 Actifed

actifedActifed is a registered trademark for a combination antihistamine and nasal decongestant medication used for cold and allergy symptoms. Developed in 1958 by Burroughs Wellcome & Company (now part ofGlaxoSmithKline), the product was later acquired by Pfizer, and was most recently sold by Johnson & Johnson. In the U.S., the formula was changed in 2006 due to a change in the legal environment; at the same time, distribution of the product was limited to certain stores.

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1985 Lemsip – Laughing Policeman

Lemsip is a brand of cold and flu remedies in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. It is manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser. Their original and best-known product is a lemon-flavoured hot drink (hence the lem in Lemsip) containing 650 mg of paracetamol (an analgesic), and 10 mg phenylephrine hydrochloride (a decongestant) to help to relieve headache, fever, blocked nose, body aches and pains and a sore throat. In 1995 The Lemsip Max platform was launched which included a Lemon, Blackcurrant and Breathe Easy hot drink flavours, and saw a variety of capsule products added to the range, including Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Capsules. The entire Lemsip Max range contains the maximum level of active ingredients allowed for general sales listing in the UK.

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