Top Page | English | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | 日本語
Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 11:48 HKT/SGT
Share:
    

Source: Eisai
Small and Easy to Take, Just One Tablet per Dose Eisai to Launch "Onji-No-Megumi" for Improving Forgetfulness in Middle Age and Beyond
Supporting the Power of Memory

TOKYO, Oct 11, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. will launch Onji-no-Megumi (category-3 OTC drug), a medicine for improving forgetfulness in middle age and beyond, on October 10 (Tuesday) at pharmacies and drugstores countrywide.

Onji-no-Megumi is a category-3 OTC drug containing onji extract, which is indicated for "improving forgetfulness in middle age and beyond." Onji is an herbal medicine made from the dried roots of Polygala tenuifolia, mainly known for improving functions related to memory. Onji-no-Megumi is miniaturized herbal formulation which only requires one tablet per dose. Additionally, the tablet is coated to suppress the distinctive bitter flavor of herbal medicines, making it easy to take.

Based on a survey carried out by Eisai, over 40% of people aged 40 and over experience episodes of forgetfulness, such as "being unable to recall the name of a person or thing" or "mentioning the same thing over and over", and this makes them feel uneasy. However, at present, forgetfulness is considered to be natural consequence of aging and is thus difficult to treat. Onji-no-Megumi can be used to improve the memory functions of middle aged and older people who are concerned about forgetfulness.

Eisai is proactively engaged in spreading awareness of dementia and forgetfulness as well as in community building activities to support collaboration between stakeholders such as government, medical and care facilities.

Through the delivery of this product, Eisai seeks to further contribute to increasing the benefits provided to those who are concerned about forgetfulness, even in the area of self-medication.

http://www.acnnewswire.com/topimg/Low_EisaiOnjinoMegumi.jpg

About herbal medicine Onji

Onji is an herbal medicine made from the dried roots of Polygala tenuifolia. The name "onji" was recorded in the Compendium of Materia Medica, a classic Chinese text on medicinal plants, where it was named for its benefits of "increasing wisdom and strengthening will" and its powerful medicinal effect on the neuropsychiatric system. It was also found in the Shennong Ben Cao Jing, the oldest known Chinese medical text, and has historically been used in kamiuntanto (gallbladder warming decoctions), kamikihito (spleen restoration decoctions) and ninjinyoeito (ginseng nutrition decoctions).


About Eisai

Eisai Co., Ltd. (TSE:4523; ADR:ESALY) is a research-based human health care (hhc) company that discovers, develops and markets products throughout the world. Eisai focuses its efforts in three therapeutic areas: integrative neuroscience, including neurology and psychiatric medicines; integrative oncology, which encompasses oncotherapy and supportive-care treatments; and vascular/immunological reaction. Through a global network of research facilities, manufacturing sites and marketing subsidiaries, Eisai actively participates in all aspects of the worldwide healthcare system. For more information about Eisai Co., Ltd., please visit www.eisai.com.

Contact:
Public Relations Department,
Eisai Co., Ltd.
+81-3-3817-5120


Oct 11, 2017 11:48 HKT/SGT
Source: Eisai

Eisai (TSE: 4523)

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: HealthCare
http://www.acnnewswire.com
From the Asia Corporate News Network


Copyright © 2018 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Asia Corporate News Network.


Multimedia
Onji-no-Megumi (category-3 OTC drug)
View Image
 

Eisai
June 14, 2018 09:11 HKT/SGT
Eisai: Industry-Academia-Government Joint Development Agreement Concerning Nucleic Acid Drug Discovery Research
June 13, 2018 11:53 HKT/SGT
Eisai to Establish New Research Facility "Eisai Center for Genetics Guided Dementia Discovery" in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
June 11, 2018 11:44 HKT/SGT
AbbVie and Eisai Announce the Launch of HUMIRA Pen, an Auto-Injector Formulation for Fully Human Anti-TNF-alpha Monoclonal Antibody HUMIRA
June 6, 2018 11:16 HKT/SGT
Eisai: Positive New Data on Investigational Lemborexant Presented at 32nd Annual SLEEP Meeting
June 5, 2018 09:08 HKT/SGT
Eisai: PhaseII Clinical Study of Elenbecestat Demonstrate Safety and Tolerability in MCI and Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease at 18-Months
June 4, 2018 20:10 HKT/SGT
Eisai and Merck Announce Data at 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting
May 31, 2018 12:33 HKT/SGT
U.S. FDA Designates for Priority Review of Eisai's Supplemental New Drug Application for Antiepileptic Drug Fycoma
May 28, 2018 16:06 HKT/SGT
Eisai: PIII Clinical Study Data on Chronic Constipation Treatment "GOOFICE 5mg Tablet" will be Presented at DDW2018
May 25, 2018 14:00 HKT/SGT
Eisai: Potent New Mechanism of Action for Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
May 25, 2018 10:43 HKT/SGT
Eisai and Merck & Co. Provide Update on Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Lenvatinib
More news >>
 News Alerts
Copyright © 2018 ACN Newswire - Asia Corporate News Network
Home | About us | Services | Partners | Events | Login | Contact us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | RSS
US: +1 800 291 0906 | Beijing: +86 10 8405 3688 | Hong Kong: +852 2217 2912 | Singapore: +65 6304 8926 | Tokyo: +81 3 6721 7212

Connect With us: