New Allegra® Anti-Itch Cream Introduced by Sanofi's Chattem
Over-the-Counter Allergy Brand Now Offers Topical Relief for Itchy, Dry Skin
Just in Time for Summer
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 11, 2013
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Allegra Anti-Itch Cooling
Relief Cream and Allegra Anti-Itch Intensive Relief Cream are now available in
drug, grocery and mass merchandiser stores nationwide. Chattem, Inc., the
Consumer Healthcare Division of Sanofi US and the makers of Allegra Allergy,
introduced the Anti-Itch Creams to its family of products to help provide itch
relief from reactions to skin irritations.
Allegra Anti-Itch Cooling Relief provides fast cooling relief for hot, itchy
skin while Allegra Anti-Itch Intensive Relief provides moisturizing relief for
itchy, dry and irritated skin. Both products provide temporary relief from the
pain and itching associated with insect bites, minor skin irritations,
sunburn, rashes due to poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac, and minor cuts
and scrapes. They also temporarily protect and help relieve chapped or cracked
"We identified an opportunity in the topical anti-itch category and leveraged
our experience with Allegra Allergy to introduce a new product for common skin
irritations that not only helps stop the itch but also provides a moisturizing
benefit," said John Stroud, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Chattem.
Itchy skin can be triggered by a chemical in a person's body called histamine.
Histamine is a person's immune system reacting to an irritant, like an insect
bite or poison ivy. Allegra Anti-Itch Cream acts as an antihistamine, going
beneath the surface of the skin to stop the itch at its source. In addition,
the moisturizers and vitamins A, C and E in Allegra Anti-Itch Cream help
soothe the skin, and the allantoin protects the skin while it gets back to
normal after scratching.
Allegra Anti-Itch Cream is indicated for adults and children ages 2 and up.
The suggested retail price is $4.99-$6.99. For additional information on the
Allegra family of products, please visit www.allegra.com. Follow us on
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Allegra Allergy has been providing allergy sufferers with relief of symptoms
from indoor and outdoor allergies for more than 15 years. The Allegra family
of products is available without a prescription in drug, grocery, mass
merchandiser and club stores nationwide.
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distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi has core
strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes
solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, rare diseases, consumer
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In March 2010, Chattem, Inc. became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the
sanofi-aventis Group, as the consumer healthcare division of Sanofi US.
Chattem is more than 130 years old and is a leading manufacturer and marketer
of branded consumer healthcare products, toiletries and dietary supplements
across niche market segments in the United States. For more information,
please visit Chattem's website at www.chattem.com
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