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January 24,2002

Once-a-Day Type Athlete's Foot Treatment
Dermarin L Hi, Dermarin L Liquid Hi



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(1)Dermarin L Hi (2)Dermarin L Liquid Hi


Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (President: Akira Uehara), announces the February 1 release of new Dermarin L Hi and Dermarin L Liquid Hi, two athlete's foot treatments that contain four types of active ingredients, including miconazole nitrate, an outstanding imidazole-type antifungal agent.

Dermarin L Hi and Dermarin L Liquid Hi are designed for once-a-day application for effective treatment of athlete's foot. They contain miconazole nitrate, medically proven to be an effective antifungal agent, in formulations that improve its adherence to the skin and keratin transfer. In addition to miconazole nitrate, they contain decalinimum chloride, an antibacterial that keeps the affected area clean, to prevent more severe or extended infections, Lidocaine, which prevents itching, dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, an anti-inflammatory, and cooling l-menthol. Both Dermarin L Hi and Dermarin L Liquid Hi are formulated to be fresh-feeling and easier to use, with none of the stickiness to which other athlete's foot treatments are prone.

Taisho Pharmaceutical launched Dermarin and Dermarin Liquid, the first members of the Dermarin series of athlete's foot treatments, in 1988, when the widely used prescription medication miconazole nitrate was reclassified as an OTC drug. Since then, Dermarin products have dominated the market for athlete's foot care, as Taisho Pharmaceutical has worked to develop new formulations and new means of delivery, such as spray versions, to expand and strengthen the Dermarin product line.
The introduction of Dermarin L Hi and Dermarin L Liquid Hi further strengthens the Dermarin series of athlete's food treatments.


Product Overview (1)
Name Dermarin L Hi
Suggested retail price 10g version:¥1,800
20g version:¥2,500
Active Ingredients
(per 100 grams)
Miconazole nitrate 1.0g
Decalinium chloride 0.1g
Lidocaine 2.0g
Dipotassium glycyrrhizinate 0.5g
l -menthol 1.0g
Indications For treatment of athlete's foot, tinea cruris, and other superficial fungus infections
Dosage Apply liberally to the affected area, once a day
Release date February 1, 2002
Sales objectives for the first year ¥2 billion (shipment basis) for Dermarin L Hi and Dermarin L Liquid Hi combined.


Product Overview (2)
Name Dermarin L Liquid Hi
Suggested retail price 10 ml version:¥1,800
20 ml version:¥2,500
Active Ingredients
(per 100 ml)
Miconazole nitrate 1.0g
Decalinium chloride 0.1g
Lidocaine 2.0g
Dipotassium glycyrrhizinate 0.5g
l -menthol 1.0g
Indications For treatment of athlete's foot, tinea cruris, and other superficial fungus infections
Dosage Apply liberally to the affected area, once a day
Release date February 1, 2002
Sales objectives for the first year ¥2 billion (shipment basis) for Dermarin L Hi and Dermarin L Liquid Hi combined.