News Release

February 07, 2017
Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Taiho Pharmaceutical Releases Pure Quick S Ointment, a New Mini Size Steroid Product

Available throughout Japan on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. announced today that it has launched Pure Quick S Ointment (designated second-class OTC drug) nationwide in Japan today, Tuesday, February 7. Pure Quick S Ointment, a 2-gram steroid ointment that is a good amount to use up.

Pure Quick S Ointment was developed based on feedback that women want to heal and condition their skin quickly, then they can enjoy making up and dressing up in a matter of time. The product focuses on delivering convenience as well as effectiveness. Pure Quick S Ointment meets the need for an ointment in a size that customers will find easy to carry around and use up without wasting any, thereby keeping up a positive frame of mind on skincare.

  • Brand site for Pure Quick S Ointment
    (Japanese only)

Features of Pure Quick S Ointment

  1. A topical antedrug steroid containing prednisolone valerate acetate, which is an effective anti-inflammatory agent

An antedrug is a drug that has an effect at the site of application but changes into a substance with low activity inside the body.

  1. 2-gram mini size

Pure Quick S Ointment is provided in a compact size that it easy for one person to use up without waste.

  1. Packages with one or two tubes offer customers choice depending on purpose and use

Customers with mild symptoms and those who are new to steroid ointments can choose the package with one tube. Customers who would like to keep a tube with them all the time, such as in the office or in a purse, to treat their skin thoroughly, or those who want a spare tube in case skin issues come back, can choose the double pack.

  ※Pure Quick S Ointment is applied for a tax deductible self-medication product.

  Taiho Pharmaceutical will continue to contribute to people’s health and happy lifestyles.

Product Overview

Brand name Pure Quick S Ointment
Risk category Designated second-class OTC drug
Suggested retail price 600 yen for single tube (tax not included); 1,000 yen for double pack (tax not included)
Ingredients, quantities Prednisolone valerate acetate 1.5 mg
Inactive ingredients: white petrolatum, light liquid paraffin, paraffin
Indications and efficacy Eczema, dermatitis, heat rash, skin irritation, itch, bug bite, hives
Use and dosage Apply a moderate amount to the affected area several times a day.
Launch date Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Manufacturing distributor Okayama Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Sales agent Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Information in this news release was current as of the original release date.

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