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Living Innovation with Bion Allergo

Did you know that 1 in 5 people suffer from HAY FEVER in Chile?

Allergies are common all over the world and all year round. Symptoms include frequent sneezing, itchiness, a runny nose, watery eyes and difficulties breathing. To improve the quality of life for allergy sufferers, after years of probiotic research, Consumer Health launched Bion Allergo.
Unlike conventional allergy medication, Bion Allergo contains a special probiotic bacteria strain (Lactobacillus paracasei LP33) and vitamin C. Studies are being conducted to prove that this special probiotic strain can help prevent and reduce the severity of allergic rhinitis.
As John Kirkwood, Head of the Consumer Health business in Chile reports “Bion Allergo can offer an alternative to people with allergic rhinitis. We were the pioneer country launching Bion Allergo and Bion is now the leading brand in the Chilean multivitamin market.”


Living Innovation with Nasivion

Did you know that Nasivion is the most prescribed cold spray in India?

Nasivion unblocks the nose in 25 seconds and lasts 12 hours – clinically proven.
Take a deep breath with Nasivion.
Last year Nasivion grew 22 percent in India. Nasivion is the leading nasal spray prescribed by physicians and the No. 1 choice for clearing a blocked nose caused by the common cold, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis and hayfever.

“Nasivion, which has been on the Indian market for around 45 years, is a traditional brand in India,” says Ashish Bhatt, who is responsible for the CH business at Merck India Ltd. in Mumbai. It is available in formulations for adults, children and babies. “We are focusing on the rapidly growing middle class in India, which represents a market of around 500 million people,” explains Bhatt. This target group lives primarily in the six major metropolitan centers – Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Haiderabad – as well as in many medium-sized cities.

Nasivin is market leader in many countries including South Africa, Russia, Austria, Hungary, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore.
We are the Consumer Health division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.