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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2002

Eisai Launches SKAINARR COOL FOR RHINITIS and
SKAINARR SPRAY FOR RHINITIS for Allergic and Acute Rhinitis

Eisai Co., Ltd. ( Headquarters: Tokyo, President: Haruo Naito) announced the launch of SKAINARR COOL FOR RHINITIS and SKAINARR SPRAY FOR RHINITIS on December 12, for alleviation of sneezing, runny nose, and nasal congestion caused by allergic and acute rhinitis.


SKAINARR COOL FOR RHINITIS comes as a chewable tablet and does not need to be taken with water. SKAINARR COOL FOR RHINITIS contains d-chlorpheniramine malate to relieve sneezing, runny nose and nasal congestion and dl-methylephedrine hydrochloride to improve nasal congestion. Extract of Sin-i, a medicinal herb, also alleviates nasal congestion and dull headaches. Chewing the tablet releases a pleasing aroma and makes nasal passages feel cooler.

* Sin-i is an herbal medicine, consists of dried flower buds of several types of Magnolia. It is recognized for its anti-inflammatory and nasal decongestant properties and is used generally for treatment of nasal congestion and inflammation.

SKAINARR SPRAY FOR RHINITIS is a nasal drop utilizing a base which adheres to nasal mucosa without running and is administered as a light spray. The very fine mist of SKAINARR SPRAY FOR RHINITIS, contains tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride and chlorpheniramine malate, extends over the nasal mucosa, and relieves the unpleasant symptoms associated with nasal congestion due to allergic or acute rhinitis.
The simple and well-designed bottle of SKAINARR SPRAY FOR RHINITIS offers convenient and discrete usage at work or during daily activities.


Sales of SKAINARR group are forecast for this fiscal year to be approximately yen700 million.



For additional information about SKAINARR group products and Eisai's other consumer health care products, please contact Eisai's Consumer Hotline.


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