Novartis Consumer Health OTC (Over the Counter) develops, produces and markets self-medication products. Used for home treatment and prevention of medical conditions as well as to enhance overall health and well being, Novartis has leading brand positions in a number of important category segments, most notably in topical pain relief, athlete's foot and nasal decongestants.
Consumer Health has an established heritage and products such as SavlonÂ® and TixylixÂ® have been selling for over 40 years. SavlonÂ® cream still outsells every other brand of antiseptic and TixylixÂ® is the number one children's cough and cold brand.
NicotinellÂ® has been a major innovator of Nicotine Replacement Therapy over the last 14 years and Novartis was the first company to launch the patch in 1992.
Key therapeutic areas include:
- NicotinellÂ® - smoking cessation
- VoltarolÂ® - topical muscle pain
- LamisilÂ® - athlete's foot
- Otrivin Â® - nasal decongestant