Mumbai/Kolkata, Apr 29 IBNS | 6 months ago

Global healthcare company Abbott on Tuesday announced the launch of its all-new Digene range with 'Quick Cooling Action' and enhanced taste profile which provides quick relief from symptoms like acidity, gas, heartburn, bloated stomach and related uneasiness. The all-new Digene range is now available in four flavors

It is priced at Re. 1 per tablet, and a gel form priced at Rs 71 for a bottle of 170 ml. In a study done with Digene Gel and six commercially available antacids in India, Digene emerged to have the highest Acid Neutralizing Capacity (ANC)1, neutralizing more acid than the other compared antacids.

"Today's changing lifestyle habits mean that people are rushing through meals, eating irregularly and inappropriately. This leads to an increase in symptoms of acidity and gas2,6. Consumer research3 suggests that sufferers of acidity and gas look for quick and effective relief from these symptoms which in turn lead to their well-being. Research also suggested that the most looked-for sensory experience is a cooling effect3. The new Digene with 'Quick Cooling Action' provides consumers with quick and effective relief from these symptoms", said Rehan A. Khan, Managing Director, Abbott India Limited.

"Abbott believes good health is the starting point for living better. With a heritage of over 100 years in India, Abbott brings relevant solutions to the market which address Indian consumers' healthcare needs, unique tastes and preferences, delivering an 'in-India for-India' approach," he added.

The antacid and anti-flatulence market in India is valued at Rs 557 Crores, growing at a CAGR of 10 percent (2009-2013).

The Gastroenterology segment contributes about 11 percent to the overall Indian pharmaceutical market. Digene is the number 1 doctor prescribed antacid in India and is trusted by Indian consumers for over the past 70 years to provide fast, symptomatic relief from heartburn and gas.

(Posted on 29-04-2014)

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