BARRINGTON, Ill.— Merix Pharmaceutical Corp. said its Releev 1 Day Cold Sore Symptom Treatment is now available in convenience stores, including 7-Eleven, and will soon be available in Circle K stores as well. Releev 1 Day Cold Sore Symptom Treatment, which promises fast relief to those with painful cold sores, is already available in such drugstores as Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid,.
Releev contains Viracea, a proprietary botanical extract formula. The company said that the formula, a patented Echinacea extract with the FDA approved over-the-counter antimicrobial antiseptic Benzalkonium Chloride, is the fastest known healing treatment for cold sores. In a double-blind, placebo controlled, clinical trial, Viracea was found to heal cold sores in as little as one day. In laboratory testing Viracea was found to be highly active against HSV-1 and HSV-2.
Releev eases the pain of cold sores in just three to 10 minutes, relieves other symptoms within 24 hours, and stops skin irritation after application, according to the company. Those with cold sore symptoms using Releev can expect fast and complete cold sore symptom and fever blister relief.