In a press release, Reckitt, the manufacturer of the OTC cough and cold products, Mucinex, announced the launch of their new products, known as Mucinex InstaSoothe. This new product line includes lozenges and sprays designed to numb, soothe, and relieve sore throat pain. The new product line includes:

• Mucinex InstaSoothe Sore Throat + Soothing Comfort Lozenges: Clinically proven to numb pain fast, these lozenges are formulated with real honey and 2.4 mg of hexylresorcinol to quickly soothe the throat and relieve pain for up to 2 hours. They are available in Honey and Echinacea flavors.

• Mucinex InstaSoothe Sore Throat + Cough Relief Lozenges: Clinically proven to numb pain fast, these lozenges are formulated with active ingredients hexylresorcinol and the cough suppressant, dextromethorphan hydrobromide, to quiet cough, provide cooling comfort, and relieve sore throat pain for up to 2 hours. They are available in Alpine Herbs and Fresh Mint Flavors.

• Mucinex InstaSoothe Sore Throat + Pain Relief Spray: Contains two powerful pain relievers, benzocaine and menthol, which temporarily relieves pain to soothe the throat. They are available in Cherry flavor.  

Mark Pearson, vice president of marketing at Reckitt, stated in a press release, "For years, Mucinex has been trusted by both consumers and doctors for providing some of the most efficacious products on the market to relieve cough, cold and flu symptoms, and we believe that suffering from a sore throat should be no exception. We recognize that sore throat pain can flip your life upside down with constant pain and irritation, which is why we're thrilled to introduce a product that not only delivers fast, numbing, medicated relief, but also allows our consumers to take their mind off the pain and get back to focusing on the important things in their busy lives."

To gain a better understanding about the impact of sore throat pain on patients' quality of life, the manufacturer also conducted a random, double-opt-in survey of 2,005 Americans between August 26 and August 30, 2021. The results revealed that sore throat pain is one of the top-three incapacitating symptoms, alongside fever and migraine. Despite this, 55% of individuals are most likely to "power through" a sore throat—meaning they would continue working, going to school, running errands, completing housework, etc. while dealing with difficult sore throat pain.

The press release indicates that Mucinex InstaSoothe lozenges and spray are available for purchase at Walmart, Target, CVS, Amazon, and local pharmacy retailers. Consumers can also visit to purchase these products and learn more.

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