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The Top Five Product Searches on CPhI Online: January

Gareth Carpenter — 18 Feb 2021

Which were the products that drew the most interest in the CPhI directory in January? We analyse search data from the CPhI directory…

1. Bedrolite – THC <1.0%/CBD 9% - Bedrocan

This CBD-only based product from natural API medicinal cannabis supplier Bedrocan roared straight into the top five in January to become the most searched on CPhI Online during the month.

Available in granular form, it is typically used by patients with severe, intractable forms of epilepsy. The virtual absence of THC means it does not have psychoactive properties.

2. Avoquin 4% - Avalon Pharma

This skin lightening cream finally lost its top spot this month, slipping down one place in the pecking order, but still attracting a huge amount of interest on CPhI Online.

The formulation – sold in African, Middle Eastern and Asian markets -- contains hydroquinone, which the company describes as the ‘gold standard’ for treatment of skin hyperpigmentation and claims has been proven in clinical trials to be the safest and most effective skin lightening agent.

Skin lightening refers to the practice of using chemical substances to lighten the skin or provide an even skin colour by reducing the melanin concentration. Hydroquinone is currently not approved for this purpose in Europe.

3. Avocom-M cream – Avalon Pharma

This anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and anti-allergic cream, also from Avalon Pharma, slipped one place in January. The product is a unique combination of corticosteroid, Mometasone Furoate, (0.1% concentration) and anti-fungal Miconazole Nitrate (2%).

4. Avalon Avotin -Avalon Pharma

Despite this product also slipping one place, Saudi Arabia’s Avalon retains its record of having three products occupying top five positions. This formulation of Tretinoin cream, a derivative of vitamin A, was a new entry in December. It is a versatile retinoid that works by increasing the growth rate of skin cells and is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, from acne to aging.

5. Trofocard & Trofocard Max - Uni-Pharma

Uni-Pharma’s Spasmo-Apotel fell out of the top five in January, but the Greek company managed to replace it with one of their other products. Trofocard is a dietary supplement for magnesium deficiency and is available in gastro-resistant tablets, injectable solution and film-coated tablets.

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