If you’re looking for immediate relief from a sore throat – and prevent it from worsening into a cold or flu – look no further than Bactidol!
It starts out as a barely noticeable tickle in your throat in the morning. By the end of the day, your throat feels itchy and like it’s on fire. You can’t get to the pharmacy fast enough; and oh, what was that home remedy your mother swears by?
You’ve likely experienced the symptoms of a sore throat in your lifetime. Having a burning, scratchy, and itchy throat isn’t fun, especially if they are accompanied by other symptoms of a cold. Sore throats are a painful annoyance and also a common symptom of colds and flu, leading to countless doctor’s visits each year.
Sore throats may be caused by viral infections (i.e. the common cold), tonsillitis, bacterial infections (i.e. strep throat), and even pain following tonsillectomies.
Keep reading to learn more about it and how it can help relieve sore throat.
Hexetidine (Bactidol®) permeates the mucous membranes, preventing the further development of bacteria and fungi. It works in as fast as 30 seconds to kill up to 99% of sore throat causing viruses so that it doesn’t worsen to a cough, cold, or flu.
It is available in two formulations:
- Bactidol Gargle. Gargling is an effective and necessary remedy when you have a sore throat – this is where Bactidol Gargle can help. It helps physically clear the deposits and by-products left by the micro-organisms from the mucous membranes of the throat.
- Bactidol Lozenges. Taking Lozenges is a convenient, affordable option for symptomatic treatment of acute and chronic pharyngitis, irritation or inflammation of the upper respiratory tract and relief of unpleasant postoperative sensation in the throat.
Bactidol Extra Soothing Lozenges provides flavorful and convenient relief from sore throat. Comes in Orange and Honey Lemon Flavor. Available in packs of 8 and 16 Lozenges.
ATC Classification: A01AB12 – hexetidine. Belongs to the class of local anti-infective and antiseptic preparations. Used in the treatment of diseases of the mouth.
The primary benefit of Hexetidine (Bactidol®) is that it permeates the mucous membranes, preventing the further development of bacteria and fungi. It works in as fast as 30 seconds to kill up to 99% of sore throat causing viruses so that it doesn’t worsen to a cough, cold, or flu.
Other benefits include:
- For Sore Throat. Soothe and give temporary relief of minor sore throat.
- For General Oral Hygiene. Marked beneficial effects on color and tone of mouth tissues and helps maintain healthy gums.
- For Tooth Decay. Provides continuing protective action on tooth surfaces and kills bacteria that form decay acids.
- For Bad Breath. Reduce bad breath all day and night.
Bactidol Features and Ingredients
It is available in two formulations, each with its own features and ingredients.
- Bactidol Gargle
Each 100 mL contains Hexetidine 100 mg and alcohol 9%.
The antibacterial effect of Hexetidine (BACTIDOL®) is linked to the suppression of the oxidative reactions of the metabolism of the bacteria (thiamine antagonist). The product possesses a wide spectrum of antibacterial and anti-fungal effects, particularly in relation to gram-positive bacteria and fungi belonging to the Candida genus.
However, Hexetidine (BACTIDOL®) can also be effective in treating infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Proteus species, for example. The product suppresses most bacterial strains in concentrations of 100 mg/ml. Drug resistance has not been observed. Hexetidine has a mild anesthetic effect on the mucous membranes.
Hexetidine adheres to the mucous membranes very effectively and is practically not absorbed by them.
After a single application of the active ingredient, its effects on the gingival mucosa are in evidence within 65 hours. Active concentrations remain in the bacterial plaque for 10-14 hours after use.
- Bactidol Lozenges
Each Lozenge contains 1.2 mg of 2,4-Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol and 600 mcg Amylmetacresol.
How to Use Bactidol
Below are intake instructions for Bactidol Gargle and Bactidol Lozenges.
- Bactidol Gargle
Dosage and administration. For adults and children over 12: Swish and gargle (full strength) half a mouthful (20 mL) for 30 sec twice daily (morning and evening). The liquid should be expelled and not be swallowed.
A doctor should determine the length of the treatment.
WARNING: If prompt relief is not obtained, or if soreness persists or spreads, discontinue use and consult a physician. Fever, headache, nausea, and/or vomiting usually indicate severe infection requiring advice from a physician.
Use in children: Supervise children ages 6-12 years when using Hexetidine (BACTIDOL®). Do not administer to children <6 years unless directed by a physician.
- Bactidol Lozenges
Dosage and administration. The daily recommended dose is 1 lozenge every 2-3 hours with a maximum daily dose of 8 lozenges. Dissolve one lozenge slowly in the mouth. Do not chew or swallow the lozenge whole.
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30oC.
WARNING: This product should not be used during pregnancy or lactation unless the potential benefit of the treatment to the mother outweighs the possible risks to the developing fetus or nursing infant. Ask a physician before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Use in children: Not to be administered for children below 6 years of age.
If symptoms persist or worsen, or if new symptoms occur, stop use and consult your doctor.
Bactidol User Reviews
Here are some reviews from Bactidol users.
“Thank you – nakakatulong ka talaga, lalo na sa sitwasyon ngayon, minsan kasi nagising nalang ako na napakasakit nang lalamunan ko ginamit ko ang bactidol nag- gargle ako at bigla nalang nawala ang sakit. Thank you and To God be the Glory.” – Corazon Matillosa
“Super effective po sya. Kahit 15ml lang ginagamit ko. Imumog ng 30 sec. Thank you.” – Reginald Dingle
“First time ko mag try nito kahapon parang lumala pa pamamaga at pananakit ng lalamunan ko. Mas mabisa pa talaga maligamgam na tubig na may asin ang ipangmumog. Pasensya na ibinahagi ko lang karanasan ko.” – Red
“Being a hygienic person, I don’t just focus on outer appearance; oral hygiene is important to me as well. We all know that brushing teeth is not enough so I use it. This product is like mouthwash but does more than a mouthwash does.
Unlike other mouthwash or oral hygiene products, Bactidol does not have flavors and a strong sting sensation. All I need is to gargle one tablespoon in the morning and night before going to bed to feel clean, fresh, and protected for hours from bad breath and infections.
The cleaning power and it’s being antiseptic of Bactidol is what differs it from other ordinary mouthwashes. The Hexitidine ingredient is known to cure mouth and throat infections, the reason why I use it. Using Bactidol keeps me away from having mouth sore as well.
In my experience using it, I can say that it really does an excellent job for my oral hygiene. What I don’t like about it is the packaging-the manufacturer used a glass bottle; although, there are a 60 ml Bactidol that is convenient to bring anywhere if not only for its glass bottle. It would be much better to have it in a plastic bottle for safety purposes. Anyways, price-wise and health-wise, Bactidol is best in doing its purpose and would definitely recommend to other people like you.” – Carpediem
“Mabisa tlaga kasi 3 days na sumasakit lalamunan ng Asawa ko yun ang ginamit nya pang mumug nawala ung pananakit.” – Brenda Vigilia
“Sa sobrang focus natin sa alcohol at mask nakalimutan ko bilhin bactidol. Effective talaga to kahit pricey pag may naramdaman ka sa sakit sa lalamunan tanggal agad.” – Rachel
“YES very effective sya sa sore throat…. Bumili ako kanina, nka dlawang gamit pa lng ako at gumaan gaan na lalamonan ko …. Thanks.” – Heather
“It has a blunt taste compare to other brands that have minty flavors and has a rough texture. But despite the aftertaste, Bactidol remains the most effective when it comes to giving fresh breath. And not only that, because it’s a hexetidine, it has also been proven as a quick remedy for mouth ulcers. I also love the fact that a glass bottle of Bactidol is so affordable compare to other labels of mouthwash.
When you think of efficiency, It has a reasonable price that all walks of life can afford. Before I am using a different brand of mouthwash but I switched to Bactidol because it gives a long-lasting fresh breath compared to the other brand that I tried.” – Marbin
You can buy Bactidol Gargle for only Php 60 SRP and the Bactidol Lozenge for as low as Php 64 SRP.
Where to Buy Bactidol
You can buy Bactidol in any major supermarket or drugstore in the Philippines. You can also buy it online.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All information contained on this website is for general information purposes only.