News Release


Launch of [KIPRES Tablet], Leukotriene Receptor Antagonist/Bronchial Asthma Treatment Medicine in Japan

August 31, 2001

Kyorin Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (President: Ikuo Ogihara, Head Office: Tokyo) has launched the leukotriene receptor antagonist/ bronchial asthma treatment medicine Kipres Tablet 10 and Kipres Chewable Tablet 5 in Japan .

Recently, leukotriene (a chemical mediator), which is strongly related to inflammation of the bronchial airway, has been the focus of our attention. Merck & Co., Inc originally developed KIPRES tablets, which are leukotriene receptor antagonists that are selective to CysLT1.

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