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August 29, 2019
Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Taiho Pharmaceutical Releases Second Product under the Pitas Brand Pitas Cough Troche for Coughs and Phlegm, a Sticker-type Troche Helpful in Business Meetings

Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. announced today that it has launched Pitas Cough Troche (second-class OTC drug), a film-type troche that sticks to the roof of the mouth, throughout Japan.

In October 2017, Taiho Pharmaceutical launched Pitas Sore Throat Troche (designated quasi-drug), which is effective for sore and swollen throats. Pitas Cough Troche is the second item under the Pitas brand, which uses the same film-type features and contains active ingredients effective for suppressing and reducing cough and phlegm.

Pitas Cough Troche is preferable to cough drops and masks, which are hard to use in scenarios where face-to-face communication is important, such as in business meetings and when communicating with customers. It is a thin film-type formulation that can be used while talking without being noticed by other people, making it easy to use even on important business occasions. In addition, the slim package makes it convenient to carry discreetly and readily, fitting into a business card case or commuter-pass holder.

Taiho Pharmaceutical will continue to contribute to people’s health and happiness in Japan.

  • Box of 12・Individual packaging

Features of Pitas Cough Troche

  1. A cough suppressant ingredient, dextromethorphan phenolphthalinate, acts on the cough center and controls painful coughs.
  2. An expectorant, potassium guaiacolsulfonate, suppresses phlegm.
  3. Can be taken without water.
  4. A slim package makes it convenient to carry around.
  5. No active ingredients to cause drowsiness.

Product Overview

Brand name

Pitas Cough Troche

Risk categories

Second-class OTC drug

Suggested retail price

700 yen (excl. tax) for pack of 12 troches

Active ingredients

(in six troches)

Dextromethorphan phenolphthalinate 60 mg

Potassium guaiacolsulfonate 140 mg

Cetylpyridinium chloride hydrate 6mg

Indications

• Cough

• Phlegm

• Throat pain, throat swelling, sore throat, throat discomfort, and hoarse voice due to throat inflammation.

Dosage and administration

Put the following dose in the mouth, and slowly dissolve without chewing.

15 years old and older: one troche 6 times daily.

Dosing interval: 2 hours or longer

Do not use for children under 15 years old

Launch

Nationwide on Thursday, August 29, 2019

Manufacturer

Kyukyu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Distributor

Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

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

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