Manila, Philippines— As we enter the second month of the year, we say goodbye to celebrating the holidays, and we now go back to our usual day-to-day routine. We are also experiencing a shift in our climate– bidding farewell to the cold ‘ber’ months and saying hello to warmer days ahead. This shift in season can trigger different kinds of health conditions like flu, colds, and even sore throat.   

Luckily, if there is one thing that the almost three-year pandemic taught us, it is that we should always be ready to face head on different health challenges. The threat of sore throat progressing to something more serious is still very much present—whether it be COVID-19 related or not, which is why Hexetidine (Bactidol), as an industry leader for therapeutic mouthwash, aims to remind all sore-throat sufferers to protect themselves with Hexetidine (Bactidol), even at the first signs of sore throat, so their conditions do not worsen. 

When the start of the itchy and dry throat feeling arrives, one can only do so much with home remedies. Instead, an ideal solution is gargling with an oral antiseptic like Hexetidine (Bactidol), so our throat can always be protected from viruses, germs, and bacteria. 

“Hexetidine (Bactidol) Gargle contains hexetidine, a well-researched broad-spectrum antibacterial and antiviral antiseptic that gives protection against sore throat. It can protect for up to 12 hours, and it also works as fast as 30 seconds! Unlike home remedies, Hexetidine (Bactidol) Gargle is supported by established scientific evidence, and is safely used by individuals for many years now. Its quick action and long-lasting effect against a wide spectrum of microbes makes it a gold-standard in management of sore throat,” says Nishant Garodia, R&D medical affairs manager for J&J Consumer Health. 

The product comes in two formats: a gargle and a lozenge. With the Hexetidine (Bactidol) gargle, you can go through the motions of preparing this in the comforts of your own home, while the Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol + Amylmetacresol (Bactidol Extra Soothing) lozenge is something you can bring as added protection when you leave the house. Hexetidine (Bactidol) gargle has long-lasting protection of up to 12 hours and works in as fast as 30 seconds. Its accessibility has also been met with positive testimonies; the fact that you can see it at any drugstore and supermarket nationwide makes it easy to include in your daily essential kits. 

“It is imperative that we all take care of our health especially now that we’ve been going  out more. In addition, our body is more vulnerable to illnesses like sore throat because of the shift in weather and climate. Bactidol is the most prescribed sore throat brand by doctors here in the Philippines and can kill 99% of sore throat causing viruses. That’s why #ProtectAgadWithBactidol so you can avoid the unwanted complications brought by your dry and itchy throat. Stock up on Bactidol so you won’t have to endure the itchy and scratchy throat this cool dry season,” Patricia Rodriguez, brand manager for J&J Consumer Health Philippines.

Hexetidine (Bactidol) gargle & the Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol + Amylmetacresol (Bactidol Extra Soothing) lozenge are available in leading supermarkets and drugstores, and on the official Johnson & Johnson Shopee and Lazada pages. 

For more information on Bactidol® visit their website at and follow Bactidol® on Facebook @Bactidoljjph.

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