Today we review Walgreens Instant Mouth Sore Relief Liquid. This professional strength medicine helps stop the pain of canker sores and other mouth irritations. By creating a film, this provides additional protection to the affected areas.
What’s in Walgreens Instant Mouth Sore Relief Liquid?
The main ingredient in this medication is 20% Benzocaine. Benzocaine is a powerful pain reliever and can help keep your painful canker sores numb. Unfortunately, this is only a pain reliever. That means there are no ingredients in this product that will actually help heal the canker sore. While a numbing effect is great, the most important thing is to help these sores, which this medication cannot do.
How Do You Use Walgreens Instant Mouth Sore Relief Liquid?
Before using this medication, you should dry the affected area of your mouth thoroughly. This will help allow the medicine to form a film over the sore. You should use the provided applicator to apply this medicine directly to the sore, without diluting it first. The can be applied up to 4 times per day, if needed. It should also be noted, that if this medication accidentally comes into contact with your clothing, it can cause an irreversible stain.
Each bottle contains half of an ounce of liquid inside. The bottles cost $5.49 each. If you decide to have it shipped to a local store, or if you reach a purchase of over $35, you are eligible for free shipping. The manufacturer also offers auto-shipment, which allows you 10% off and free shipping starting after your second shipment. Overall, even without the discount, this product is less expensive than other similar treatments for canker sores.
Is There a Guarantee?
This manufacturer does offer a 100% money back guarantee. If you do not like this product, you have 30 days to report your dissatisfaction to a customer service representative. Within those 30 days, you can return used or unused products for a full refund. After those 30 days, or if you do not have your original purchase receipt, you can return your products for a store credit in the value of the product you returned.
The Conclusion of Our Walgreens Instant Mouth Sore Relief Liquid Review
There are a few things we liked about Walgreens Instant Mouth Sore Relief Liquid. The cost of this medicine is less than many similar products that we have seen through our research. Also, we liked that even after the money back guarantee, if you still want to return your product, you can for store credit.
Unfortunately, there are many things that concerned us regarding this product. First off the only active ingredient is Benzocaine. While the pain from a canker sore is annoying, the most important thing is to help the sore heal. This ingredient has no effect on the healing process. Also, this product advertises that it leaves a film over your sore for added protection, but many customer reviews complained about this film. They said the medicine turned into a hard, flaky, white mess in their mouths. Lastly, we are weary of the manufacturer’s auto shipment offer. Many of these auto-shipments are very difficult to cancel and will continue to charge you, even if you do not want future shipments. For these reasons, we cannot recommend the use of this product to help heal canker sores.