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August 28, 2003

New "Pabron Troche AZ" for Pain, Swelling of the Throat, and Hoarseness Launched

Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (President: Akira Uehara) launched sales on August 29 of "Pabron Troche AZ", which alleviates unpleasant cold symptoms including pain and swelling of the throat.

Research has shown that people want immediate relief from the pain and swelling in the throat that accompanies the onset of a cold. 
"Pabron Troche AZ" contains anti-inflammatory agents such as azulene sodium sulfonate and dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, as well as cetylpyridinium chloride, a bactericidal agent. These anti-inflammatory agents soothe throat inflammation, thus ameliorating unpleasant symptoms.

"Pabron Troche AZ" is donut-shaped and pale bluish-purple in appearance. It is suitable for those aged 5 years and older.

[What is azulene sodium sulfonate?]
Azulene sodium sulfonate is extracted from a member of the composite family called chamomile, which is conventionally used as folk medicine in Europe and elsewhere; it is a purple-colored active ingredient obtained by making azulene water-solube. The ingredient has excellent anti-inflammatory properties and is used to treat various diseases, including gastric ulcer and conjunctivitis.

Product specification

Product name Pabron Troche AZ
Suggested retail price 24 tablets   ¥800
Ingredients (per tablet)
Azulene sodium sulfonate 0.8 mg
Dipotassium glycyrrhizinate 2.5 mg
Cetylpyridinium chloride 1 mg
Indications For the relief of pain, swelling, hoarseness and other complaints of the throat.
Can also be used as an oral disinfectant and to counteract halitosis.
Dosage Melt slowly in the mouth without crushing the tablet. At one tablet per dose, patients aged 15 years and over should take 4 to 6 doses per day, and patients aged 5 to 14 years should take 2 to 3 doses per day. 
Date of sale August 29, 2003
Expected sales ¥300 million (one year from date of sale)