Alcon announced the introduction of SYSTANE ICAPS Chewable AREDS2 eye vitamin in the US market to support eye health in people with intermediate to advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). SYSTANE ICAPS Chewable AREDS2 Eye Vitamin contains ingredients used in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2), a clinical trial conducted by the National Eye Institute that evaluated the effects of various combinations of nutrients on the progression of AMD.
SYSTANE ICAPS Chewable AREDS2 Eye Vitamin is formulated with six clinically proven nutrients based on clinical evidence from AREDS2, according to Alcon. As compared with formulations based on the original AREDS study, the new SYSTANE ICAPS Chewable AREDS2 Eye Vitamin has lower zinc levels and no beta-carotene. It is the first chewable vitamin formulation in the U.S. based on the AREDS2 study, and is packaged with an easy open cap.
“The launch of SYSTANE ICAPS Chewable AREDS2 Eye Vitamin builds on the success Alcon’s ICAPS line of eye vitamin formulations which are designed to support healthy eyes," Jeff Huffman, Marketing Director, OTC Marketing - Eye Drops & Vitamins, said in a company news release. “This is a significant step forward in the Alcon eye vitamin portfolio and extends the range of patients whose eye health needs can be met by our products, while also offering a flavorful, convenient chewable formula.”
The SYSTANE ICAPS Chewable AREDS2 Eye Vitamin contains the following clinically-proven nutrients to support eye health and help preserve healthy vision (per two tablet serving):
• 500 mg vitamin C (as Ascorbic acid)
• 400 IU of vitamin E (as d-alpha-tocopheryl acetate)
• 25 mg of zinc (as Zinc oxide)
• 2 mg copper (as copper citrate)
• 10 mg lutein
• 2 mg zeaxanthin
SYSTANE ICAPS Chewable AREDS2 Eye Vitamin joins the full line of Alcon ICAPS Eye Vitamins supporting eye health, including ICAPS Eye Vitamin Lutein & Omega-3 Formula, ICAPS Eye Vitamin Multivitamin Formula, ICAPS Eye Vitamin AREDS Formula, and ICAPS Eye Vitamin Lutein & Zeaxanthin Formula. As with any dietary supplement, consumers are encouraged to speak with their doctors and discuss other medications that they are taking before adding ICAPS to their daily regimen.
SYSTANE ICAPS Chewable AREDS2 Eye Vitamin will be available in retail stores by June 1.