Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — These days, health cannot rely on guesswork any longer. The go-to home remedies passed down from our grandmothers to treat our throat troubles can only do so much. We may develop “throat anxiety”, which are worries that stem from the discomfort, itch, and difficulty in swallowing. This may negatively affect our everyday activities. Thus, a sore throat isn’t just a sore throat anymore.
But here’s a way to help nip uncertainty in the bud at the very moment we feel sore throat symptoms. With the new Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol Amylmetacresol (Betadine®) ThroatAid Lozenges, you have the power to melt away the worries caused by a sore throat, by helping to eradicate its causes. Its battle cry is best captured in the vernacular, “tunawin ang duda.”
The medicated lozenges possess antibacterial properties to target the cause of your sore throat. Each lozenge is composed of two agents namely Active ingredients Amylmetacresol (AMC; 0.6 mg) and 2,4-Dichlorobenzyl alcohol (DCBA; 1.2 mg). In vitro studies showed that Amylmetacresol and Dichlorobenzyl alcohol can kill common bacteria and viruses (based on representative bacteria and viruses tested) causing sore throat in as early as 1 minute. 
The Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol and Amylmetacresol lozenges also demonstrated in clinical studies to relieve painful swallowing in five minutes and to last up to 2 hours — that’s the average time of watching a movie in the theater. With one lozenge, you can have meaningful sore throat improvement. Compared to unmedicated lozenges, Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol and Amylmetacresol lozenges claim to provide 80x faster pain relief. 
There are also two flavor variants. The Soothing variant contains honey and lemon, while the Cooling variant has menthol and eucalyptus. Even in the taste department, Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol Amylmetacresol (Betadine®) ThroatAid Lozenge is MVP.
So when it comes to any sore throat symptom, don’t take it for granted. Kill the root cause of sore throat - with the new Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol Amylmetacresol (Betadine®) ThroatAid Lozenges.
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CNN Philippines: This lozenges will help melt your throat worries away. Aug 2023