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September 06, 2021
Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

"Efil" Virus Removal/Antibacterial Spray Marks Its Debut Outside Japan, to Support Peace of Mind in Daily Life for People in Singapore "Turn your life around with Efil"

Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Japan) announced today the launch of Efil 300 ml and 50 ml, a virus removal/antibacterial spray that removes bacteria and viruses and keeps them away with a 24-hour germ-isolating barrier*, in Singapore through its subsidiary Taiho Pharma Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

  • Efil 300 ml: Bottle shape that is easy to hold and use   Efil 50 ml: Portable type for carrying when going out

Efil uses original technology to combine its primary ingredient of ethanol with silver and zinc ions into a spray. The fast-acting effect of ethanol removes bacteria and viruses, then the long-lasting effect of silver ions maintains the antiviral/antibacterial effect for 24 hours.

Taiho Pharmaceutical developed this product out of a desire to alleviate the concern of bacterial and viral infection in people with a weakened immune system, such as those with cancer or diabetes, the elderly, persons requiring caregiving and their families, and persons with small children. The product was launched in Japan in 2018, and this is the first time it is being made available outside Japan.

The name “Efil,” the word “life” in reverse, was given in the hope that the product can turn people’s lives around. By using Efil, people can live a life free from anxiety against viruses or bacteria. This is the hope that inspired the product’s key message: “Turn your life around with Efil.”

With public awareness of hygiene increasing in recent years, Taiho Pharmaceutical aims to support peace of mind in daily life, not only to the people in Japan but also to the people in Singapore.

*Note: Efil is based on the new concept of “germ isolation,” not only to remove bacteria and viruses but also to form a barrier that keeps them away. This concept offers a life away from bacteria.

Product Features

■ Contains ethanol, silver ions, and zinc ions, a combination made possible by original technology. It allows for excellent fast-acting and long-lasting effects against bacteria, viruses, and odor.

■ Provides protection (barrier) against bacteria and viruses for 24 hours.

■ As Efil contains no chloride components and has none of the irritating odor of chlorinated products, it can be used on fabrics and metals.

■ Efficacy and safety have been confirmed in a battery of tests.

Notes: This product is not effective against all bacteria or viruses. Its efficacy may vary, depending on its usage and storage conditions.

It only provides protection to the surface on which it is applied.

This is not a drug or quasi-drug. Do not use on the human body.

Product Overview

Brand name


Product category

Sundry goods


300 ml (about 300 pumps) and 50 ml (about 400 pumps)


Ethanol, purified water, isopropanol, glycerin, silver compound, sterilization component (organic), zinc compound, fragrance


Virus removal, bacteria removal, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and deodorization effects for cloth products (clothes, carpet, futons and other bedding, towels, strollers, etc.), face masks, indoors (floors and walls, switches, doorknobs, toilets, bed railings, etc.), PCs, smartphones, vomit, excrement, etc.

Directions for use

Bacterial/viral removal, anti-bacterial/viral/mold protection:

After removing the contamination, hold the bottle about 20 cm away and spray the surface until it is sufficiently wet. After spraying, wait a while before using. For fabric products, wait until they are adequately dry before using.


Directly spray several times on object to deodorize.

Launch date

September 6, 2021

In some drugstores and online shopping sites in Singapore

Suggested retail price

300ml: S$24.90

50 ml: S$13.50 (price including local tax)

Manufactured and distributed by

Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

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

Taiho Pharmaceutical's press releases may contain information about prescription drugs including products currently under development, however information contained in the press releases are not intended to constitute promotion, advertisement, or medical advice.

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