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Pharmaceutical

Drug development with flexible ideas and advanced technologies

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Pharmaceutical division researches, develop and manufacture OTC drugs, life support products, dietary supplements, drink, medical device and ethical drugs with a flexible approach and cutting edge technologies.

Research & Development
Research & Development

The Company's Tokyo New Drug Research Laboratories and Fuji Laboratory conduct R&D for ethical drugs, focusing on three main activities: Lifestyle - related diseases, Immunity Inflammation, and Sensory organ diseases.


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Production, Quality Assurance & Safety Management
Production, Quality Assurance & Safety Management

Pharmaceutical division researches, develop and manufacture OTC drugs, life support products, dietary supplements, drink, medical device and ethical drugs with a flexible approach and cutting edge technologies.

Global Strategy
Global Strategy

Based on its global strategy, Kowa is expanding its pharmaceutical business through its network of overseas affiliates in the United States, Europe and Asia.



Products / Services Lineup

OTC Drugs, Life Support Products & Dietary Supplements

Our major brands in the OTC drugs include Cabagin Kowa (gastrointestinal drugs), Colgen Kowa (cold remedy), Q&P Kowa Gold (multiple vitamins), VANTELIN Kowa (topical analgesic), and Una Kowa (topical antipruritic). We offer a wide variety of products, including life support products such as Three-dimensional mask and VANTELIN Supporters, dietary supplements such as Fermented Glucosamine with Polygonum sachalinense sprouts, and as our new product-line, POWERED COFFEE contains three kinds of vitamins and four kinds of energy components.

  • Cabagin Kowa
  • Colgen Kowa
  • Q&P Kowa Gold
  • disposable three-dimensional facemasks
  • Vantelin Supporters
  • Fermented Glucosamine with Polygonum sachalinense sprouts
Prescription Medicines

Kowa's wide variety of prescription medicines include oral agents for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases as our specialty segments, topical agents for eye and skin, and agents affecting the digestive organs.
Major prescription medicines by therapeutic category are as follows.

Cardiovascular
Livalo Tablet / Livalo OD Tablet (HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor; therapeutic drug for hypercholesterolemia; Generic name: Pitavastatin Calcium)
Isobide (Oral Osmotic Diuretics; for treatment of raised intracranial pressure, Meniere's disease; Generic name: Isosorbide)
Comelian Kowa Tablet (For treatment of cardiopathy and renal disorders; Generic name: Dilazep Hydrochloride Hydrate)
Gastrointestinal
Lac-B Granular Powder N (Intestinal regulator; Generic name: Bifidobacterium)
Central nervous system
Selenica-R Granules 40%, Tablet (Anticonvulsant; Generic name: Sodium Valproate)
Ophthalmic
Hypadil Kowa Ophthalmic Solution 0.25% (for treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension; Generic name: Nipradilol)
GLANATEC Ophthalmic Solution 0.4% (for treatment of glaucoma & ocular hypertension; Generic name: Ripasudil Hydrochloride Hydrate)
Dermatological
Idomethine Kowa Gel 1%, Sol 1%, Cream 1% (Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug; Generic name: Indometacin)
Metabolism
Adephos Kowa Granules 10%, Enteric Coated Tablet (Metabolic Activator; Generic name: Adenosine Triphosphate Disodium)
Suiny Tablet (DPP-4 inhibitor for treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2; Generic name: Anagliptin )
Opthalmic & Medical Equipment
Intraocular Lenses
Avansee
Avansee Preset
Medshot

* The above products are available in Japan only.
* Ethical products cannot be obtained without a prescription.

Ophthalmology and binocular vision test systems

We handle ophthalmology and binocular vision test systems on a global basis such as our highly-regarded digital retinal cameras.