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Oral antiseptic spray billed as flu prevention aid
January 16th, 2013
CLEVELAND – Oasis Consumer Healthcare has introduced Halo Oral Antiseptic Spray, which the company said is making a timely debut during a severe flu season.
Halo Oral Antiseptic Spray uses a Food and Drug Administration-monographed oral antiseptic ingredient that's clinically proven to kill airborne germs breathed in, providing up to six hours of protection, the company said Tuesday.
With three quick sprays into the back of mouth, the formula creates a coating that catches and kills airborne germs. According to Oasis, Halo has been proven to eliminate a broad spectrum of viruses and bacteria, including influenza, rhinovirus, streptococcus and whooping cough germs.
Scientific and clinical studies supporting Halo's efficacy were conducted at Case Western Medical Center, one of the nation's leading medical research institutions, Oasis noted.
"The flu shot is an important way to avoid getting sick but is not always 100% effective," stated Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum, the scientist behind Halo and the director of the Center for Medical Mycology at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center. "By using an oral antiseptic spray like Halo, you have a convenient way to combat airborne germs you breathe in. Halo is an important additional tool to in the fight against germs."
Halo Oral Antiseptic Spray is available in the cough and cold section at CVS/pharmacy and other major retailers nationwide in a convenient, travel-size 1 fluid-ounce (30 ml) bottle, providing 35 doses for a suggested retail price of $12.99.
The alcohol-, dye- and sugar-free spray comes in two flavors for adults, berry and citrus, and in a grape flavor for children ages 2 and older. Halo is alcohol-, dye- and sugar-free.