Teijin Pharma to Launch Small 45mg Mucosolvan® L Expectorant Tablet in Japan

Tokyo, Japan, July 2, 2015 --- Teijin Pharma Limited, the core company of the Teijin Group’s medical and pharmaceutical business, announced today that it will launch Mucosolvan L tablet 45 mg (ambroxol hydrochloride), a reduced-size tablet version of Teijin Pharma's novel expectorant drug, on July 2.

Mucosolvan L capsule and
Mucosolvan L tablet

This sustained-release tablet measures just 7.5 mm x 6 mm, making it smaller and easier to swallow than conventional once-daily expectorant drugs. It contains the same active ingredient as Mucosolvan L capsule 45mg, a once-daily product now on the market. It is also expected to have the same effect, especially when administered after dinner for the treatment of productive sputum the following morning.

The medical field has high expectations for the tablet’s reduced size, as expectorants are often taken with other drugs.

Expectorant drugs for respiratory diseases, such as bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), reduce sputum adhesion to the trachea and the bronchus. More than 60% of patients with chronic respiratory diseases such as COPD suffer productive sputum in the morning.

Mucosolvan, licensed by Boehringer Ingelheim and sold since 1984, meets the needs of those who prefer a formulation other than a liquid, syrup or once-daily capsule.

About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of sustainable transportation, information and electronics, safety and protection, environment and energy, and healthcare. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT. The group has some 150 companies and around 16,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. It posted consolidated sales of JPY786.2 billion (USD 6.6 billion) and total assets of JPY 823.7 billion (USD 6.9 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. 

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