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Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion – Moisturises dry skin for 24 hours

Having dry skin can make you scratch the area that is affected and this can lead to the skin’s natural barrier becoming damaged and even itchier. This can also lead to moisture loss and can allow irritants to get in.


What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects the joints, causing pain and stiffness.  It is the most common type of arthritis, which usually develops gradually over time. [1, 2]

Around 1 in 5 women and almost 1 in 10 men over 60 years of age have osteoarthritis across the world. [2] The incidence is increasing due to ageing population, obesity and subsequent strain on joints. [3] In the United Kingdom 8.75 million people have sought treatment for arthritis. [4]

Osteoarthritis can affect any joint. It is most commonly seen in the weight-bearing joints of the knees, hips and spine, but it can also affect the fingers, shoulders, neck and toes. [5, 6]

What are the characteristics of osteoarthritis? [7, 8, 9]

  • Loss of naturally-occurring joint lubricants (e.g. Phospholipids) from the surrounding synovial fluid.
  • Damage to Cartilage – the strong, smooth surface that lines the bones and helps joints to move easily without friction.
  • Bony growths that develop around the edge of the joints.
  • Inflammation of the tissues in and around the joints with accompanying pain.
  • Reduction in joint flexibility and mobility.
  • Narrowing of the joint space
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What is Flexiseq?

Flexiseq is a gel with unique Sequessome Technology which is clinically proven to relieve pain and improve joint flexibility in as little as 2 days.

How does Flexiseq work? 

Flexiseq is a drug-free gel that relieves pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis. The gel contains tiny spheres called Sequessome vesticles. As the gel dries on the skin, these spheres change their shape and pass through the skin, then on into the joint to provide pain relief.



Flexiseq benefits 

  • Helps ease the pain and stiffness in your joints.
  • Suitable for all osteoarthritis*
  • A safe drug-free gel that avoids the heart and stomach risks common to most to osteoarthritis and drug treatments
  • Can be used safely with medicines for osteoarthritis and/or other medical conditions

*Patients with a known intolerance to any of the ingredients should use Flexiseq with caution.


Instructions for Use

Step 1: Ensuring you have the right dose

The first time you use Flexiseq, estimate the amount of gel you need to squeeze out of the tube as follows:

  1. For a knee, shoulder of hip, a line as long as your index finger.
  2. For an ankle. Wrist of fingers on one hand, a line as long as half of your index finger.

It is important that you personalise the dose for the particular joint you are treating. You must allow the Flexiseq gel to dry for at least 10 minutes, or until the skin is touch dry before covering the area.

If the gel is taking longer than 10 minutes to dry, you have probably applied too much. The excess can be wiped off and you should try using a little less next time

If the gel is taking less than 10 minutes, you should apply a little more next time.

Step 2: Reducing the application time

Having completed Step 1 and ensured you have worked out the right amount to apply for your particular joints, you can reduce the time it takes for Flexiseq to dry by:

  • Warming the skin before applying the gel.
  • Using a hairdryer on a medium setting after applying the gel which should reduce the drying time to about 2 minutes.

Flexiseq – as effective as an arthritis prescription tablet

In a clinical trial on 1,395 adults with osteoarthritis of the knee, use of Flexiseq resulted in clinically relevant reductions in joint pain and stiffness and improvement in physical function that were equivalent to the effects of the anti-inflammatory drug . [10]

Flexiseq – Good Safety Profile

Studies involving over 1,675 patients treated for up to 52 weeks show that Flexiseq is both safe* and well tolerated.

*In clinical trials there were no health issues associated with long-term use of Flexiseq. Sequessome constituents that lubricate the joints are designated as GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe) by the US FDA.

Flexiseq received the Innovation Award 2013  from the Federal Assosiation of German Pharmacists (BVDA) for its Breakthrough approach to the treatment of osteoarthritis through the science of sequessome technology.

What do people say about Flexiseq?

“Flexiseq has improved my quality of life greatly. Not only am I pain free, I can now dress myself without help”


“After just a week’s use, Flexiseq has relieved pain without the discomfort other medications have caused”


Results confirmed in an independent Patient Survey

[egg id=”3″]A survey of 177 osteoarthritis patients (average age 65) assessed the effect of Fleqiseq on their daily routine and captured “real-life” experiences with the product. Many patients had other medical conditions as well as OA in multiple joints (hand, knee, shoulder and hip).

  • Pain relief: 97% of patients reported that Flexiseq was equal to or better than other products with respect to its effect on pain.
  • Improved joint mobility: 99% reported that Flexiseq was equal to or better than other OA products.






  1. NICE clinical guideline 50.
  2. WHO (2010a), Chronic Rheumatic Conditions, Fact Sheet, , WHO, Geneva
  3. Health at a Glance: Europe 2010, OECD Publishing
  4. Osteoarthritis in General Practice: Data and Perspectives. Arthritis Research UK.
  7. Pawlak Z et al. Tribology international, 2010;43(9):1719-1725.
  8. Gerwin N et al. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 2006;58:226-242
  9. Loeser RF et al. Arthritis & Rheumatism 2012;64(6):1697-1707.
  10. Conaghan P et al. Rheumatology 2013 Jul;52(7):1303-12.

What is Symprove?

Symprove is a multi strain probiotic foood supplement which is used to help treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It helps people who suffer from the full range of IBS symptoms including Constipation, Diarrhoea, Bloating and Pain. Symprove works by delivering live, activated, beneficial bacteria to the areas where it is needed.


Symprove Live & Activated BacteriaWhat make Symprove Different?

Symprove is both non-dairy and gluten free as it is water based. It uses its patented Unique Delivery System which makes the bacteria resilient to stomach acids and bile salts. This in turn means a high percentage of live, activated bacteria reach the correct part of the gut to colonise.

How do I take Symprove?

Symprove is taken daily first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. The dosage depends on you body weight, 1ml per kg. It is available in Original Flavour or Mango and Passion Fruit Flavour.

Why do people take Symprove?

Symprove is a multi syptom treatment for IBS and can be used to treat all of the major symptoms. It can also be used to restore balance in the gut and after the use of antibiotics.

Does Symprove Work?

In short, yes it does. A study conducted by Kings College London, using a ramdomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, showed clear evidence that all major symptoms either were improved or disappeared completely.

Proffessor Ingvar Bjarnason, Professor of Digestive Diseases, said the following;

“This is a real breakthrough and patients showed a marked improvement. Symprove had a most profound impact and for the first time ever we saw people becoming symptom-free and that is exciting.”

The entire Symprove Range is available on Pharmacy First at highly competitive prices as we feel that this product can really help those suffering from IBS.




Salonpas Pain Relief 5 PatchesSalonpan Pain Relief Patches are are a breakthrough licensed medicine for muscular pain that provides an alternative to heat pads, tablets, gels and creams.

Salonpas delivers ingredients directly to the site of the pain via transdermal absorption, bypassing the GI tract. Salonpas patches are ultra thin and flexible – enabling discreet application to the most common sites of muscular pain – and do not leave a sticky residue. Salonpas can be applied for up to 12 hours, day or night and is clinically proven to provide long lasting relief.



Catacrom is the only single-dose preservative-free Sodium Cromoglicate eye drop for the prevention and treatment of allergic conjunctivitus available in the UK

Sodium Cromoglicate is a mast cell stabiliser which in eye drop from is the tried and tested ‘first line’ treatment for allergic eye disease. Catacrom also offers the additional advantage that symptoms will not exacerbated by preservatives which are often used in multi-dose formats.

Catacrom has minimal side effects and is suitable to be used by children, as well as users of gas permeable and rigid contact lenses.


Hairgen Foam - An Instant Best Seller

Hairgen Foam - An Instant Best Seller

Hairgen is a new range of hair loss products for men and women. It combines a selection of ingredients, including extracts of the American plant Saw Palmetto, as well as Aminoacids and Biotin. The range includes Hairgen Foam, Hairgen Spray and Hairgen Shampoo.

The Daily Mail have recently written an article to say that After its launch the product had a huge waiting list due to the massive demand for Hairgen and that it has already been shown to be successful in slowing hair loss and even helping hair to grow back.

We at Pharmacy First, as always, are trying to offer the best possible prices on all the Hairgen products that we can and will continue to monitor the market and stay competitive.


Stock is currently available and we have to delays in dispatch.

As Hairgen is a new product, we welcome any feedback and thought about the product. Please let us know if you have found it to work or not and we will be happy to publish reviews.


The makers of Nicorette have announced the launch of their Nicorette Cools Lozenges with brand new cooling flavour, the latest addition in their best-selling range of Nicotine Replacement Therapy products.

Clinically proven to significantly reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms in the first two weeks of use, the lozenge helps lower the stress associated with quitting. With over half of all smokers highlighting that they need a cigarette in stressful situations, Nicorette Cools Lozenge is available in a new convenient and discreet pocket pack for easy use at home, work and on the go.

Clinical data shos that Nicorette Cools Lozenge is over 2.3 times more effective at helping smokers quit compared with placebo across short, medium and long term periods.

Dissolving on the tongue, it helps to cool cravings and relieve withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety.

Nicorette Cools Lozenges are available in two strengths; 2mg and 4mg.

CB12 Safe Breath Rinse Menthol 250ml

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What is CB12?

CB12 is a new mouth rinse that counteracts bad breath, ensuring safe breath for 12 hours (and dental protection). CB12 is the first mouth rinse that effectively treats bad breath (halitosis), instead of masking the condition for a short period of time.

How does CB12 work?

CB12 is a patented mouth rinse based on a unique formula that binds chemically to tissues in the oral cavity neutralising and preventing the formation of the substances that cause bad breath.

CB12 is the first bad breath product to combat all three parts of volatile sulphur compounds (VSCs). VSCs are malodorous gases made up of Hydrogen sulphide, Methyl mercaptan and Dimethyl sulphide, which cause bad breath. Other mouth care products available on the market in the UK do not offer this within their treatments. Its unique combination of zinc and chlorhexidine in low concentrations is scientifically proven to eliminate the VSCs, which can cause bad breath.

Bad breath is caused by bacteria in the oral cavity, around the teeth and in the gum pockets, as well as in crypts on the back of the tongue. When these bacteria break down food particles, malodorous VSC gases are formed and these cause bad breath in the exhaled air. Bacteria in the mouth area are naturally occurring and essential for good health. CB12 neutralises and prevents the origin of these gases. The effect of CB12 is on the gases, not the bacteria, a key differentiator from other products.

Has it been scientifically proven to work?

Studies have proved that CB12 is effective for at least 12 hours and its technology was superior against 18 different competitor products in eliminating the toxic VSC gases that cause bad breath. CB12’s effect has been evaluated and documented in several studies using a specially designed gas chromatograph (an instrument capable of detecting sulphurous gases).

How do you use CB12?

Rinse mouth with a single measured dose for between 30 seconds and one minute before spitting out the liquid. Do not swallow the liquid. Rinse mouth after brushing teeth once a day for 12-hour effect, or morning and evening for 24-hour protection.


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Is CB12 available in different flavours?

CB12 mouth rinse is available in two different flavours; CB12 Mint/Menthol and CB12 Mild. Both products contain the same active ingredients. Both flavours are available from Pharmacy First.

What are the active ingredients in CB12?

CB12 contains a combination of zinc acetate and chlorhexidine in low concentrations, which is proven to neutralise and prevent production of the VSCs, which cause bad breath. It also contains 0.05% sodium fluoride.

Can anyone use CB12?

Do not use if you are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients of CB12. Not suitable for use for children under 12 years of age.

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What is bad breath (halitosis)?

Bad breath is a term used to describe noticeably unpleasant odours emitted from the mouth. The most common misconception about bad breath is that it originates in the stomach, but in fact it almost always originates in the oral cavity. It develops when bacteria coating the teeth, between the teeth and gums and on the tongue combine with saliva and food in the mouth, which breaks down food particles and proteins causing unpleasant smelling gases that create bad breath.

How many people suffer from persistent bad breath in the UK?

  • It is a common problem that affects women and men of all ages. Anyone can suffer from bad breath at some point in their life
  • Most people have short periods of bad breath at some point, and it is estimated that up to 50 per cent of people experience problems and have persistent bad breath
  • Currently over 87 per cent of people are dissatisfied with their current product to manage their bad breath

What causes bad breath?

In 90 per cent of cases bad breath originates from the mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria in the oral cavity, around the teeth and in the gum pockets, but also in crypts on the back of the tongue. When these bacteria break down food particles, malodorous VSC sulphur gases are formed and these cause bad breath in the exhaled air. CB12 neutralises and prevents the origin of these gases.

Bad breath can have several causes:

  • In most cases, bad breath is caused by bacteria in the mouth breaking down bits of food
  • Poor oral hygiene can cause bad breath. Good oral hygiene is sometimes enough to prevent and treat bad breath for short periods of time
  • Some diets also increase bad breath including crash dieting and low carbohydrate diets. These diets cause the body to break down fat, which produces chemicals called ketones that can be smelt on the breath
  • Eating strongly flavoured foods can cause breath to smell unpleasant
  • Smoking and drinking a lot of alcohol can also cause bad breath
  • Occasionally, bad breath is the result of an infection or illness, including infections in the lungs, throat or nose, bronchitis, sinusitis, diabetes, liver or kidney problems and gastritis (inflammation of the lining of the stomach)
  • Bad breath can sometimes be caused from taking some kinds of medication

B-Slenda contains FibrePrecise which is a natural, indigestible fibre taken from shellfish. This patented formula binds fat from the food you eat and therefore reduces your calorie intake. This dramatically improves your chances of burning more calories than you consume and then losing weight.

When you swallow a B-Slenda tablet, the special FibrePrecise fibres are released into the stomach, where they lie temporarily before moving into the gut. If you eat fatty food after taking B-Slenda, the fat molecules bind to the special fibres instead of being absorbed. The FibrePrecise is then carried naturally out of the gut, along with the fat that’s bonded to it.

With daily use of B-Slenda, you can bind a relatively large amount of dietary fat that would otherwise burden your system. The result of integrating this product in your diet is easier weight management in the long run.

B-Slenda consists of the active substance poly glucosamine. This binds dietary fat in the intestine (kind of like a magnet) before the body has the opportunity to absorb the fat. Instead, the fat is excreted in the natural way. B-Slenda has been designed to help successful weight loss for:

  • Those with a BMI of 26 or higher.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight after a diet.
  • Managing fat intake during times of celebration, holidays and festive indulgences

5 Facts about Pharma Nord B-Slenda Tablets

  • The ingredients in B-Slenda are extracted from freshly caught coldwater shrimp from Icelandic waters. Using a unique processing technology, the raw material is cleaned and the FibrePrecise8 extract is made.
  • The B-Slenda raw material is fully traceable. Any tablet from any package can be traced all the way back to the actual fishing vessel that caught the shrimp used to produce the batch.
  • The efficacy and quality of B-Slenda is carefully monitored and controlled before and during manufacturing.
  • B-Slenda is a Certified Medical Device
  • All Pharma Nord products contain safe and natural substances produced to pharmaceutical standards.

Obesimed- 135 CapsulesObesimed is a brand new diet pill bringing a revolutionary new approach to slimming. Obesimed contains Olmtec 19, a highly purified soluble fibre that is able to absorb 50 times its weight in water. This helps to make you feel naturally full, allowing you to reduce your portion sizes gradually without feeling hungry all the time. Obesimed helps you to get your body used to smaller portions making it easier to keep the weight off long term by changing your eating patterns.

Feeling fuller for longer also reduces your snacking, helping you to stick to your diet plans. Obesimed decreases the absorption rate of food keeping it in your stomach for longer. This makes prolongs the satisfaction you get from your meals.

Obesimed has also been shown in studies to reduce cholesterol by encouraging the production of bile acids and it has also been shown to reduce blood glucose levels.

For anyone looking to lose weight from a few stones to a few pounds, Obesimed is the perfect accompaniment to a calorie controlled diet.