Hexetidine (BACTIDOL®) works in as fast as 30 seconds and protects for 12 hours against sore throat causing germs. This prevents sore throat worsening into a cough, cold or flu.*
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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, but 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 anaesthetic 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.