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Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma announces the launch of Sleep Inducing Treatment "Zolpidem tartrate tablets 5mg/10mg [DSP]"

June 26, 2012

Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. (DSP) (Headquarters: Osaka, Japan; President: Masayo Tada) announces the launch of sleep inducing treatment "Zolpidem tartrate tablets 5mg/10mg [DSP]" in Japan, as of June 28, 2012.

In the pharmaceutical business in Japan, DSP designates the Central Nervous System field as one of its focus marketing areas, and offers various treatments such as atypical antipsychotics "LONASEN®" and "LULLAN®", Parkinson's disease drug "TREREIF®", norepinephrine-activating neural function ameliorant "DOPS®", anti-epileptic drug "EXCEGRAN®", and serotonin-agonist antianxiety drug "SEDIEL®". DSP is currently engaging in activities to provide information on these products in addition to the anti-depressant "Paxil® CR".

Moreover, as part of a plan to strengthen the lineup in the CNS area, DSP is handling generic drugs in this therapeutic area. In December 2011, DSP launched Donepezil hydrochloride tablets/OD tablets 3mg/5mg [DSP] in Japan. This time, adding Zolpidem tartrate tablets 5mg/10mg [DSP] to the product lineup, DSP intends to further meet the diverse needs of medical personnel in the CNS area.

In the future, DSP will positively introduce products to contribute to the treatment of CNS disorders regardless of whether they are new or generic drugs.

[Product Name]

Zolpidem tartrate tablets 5mg [DSP]
Zolpidem tartrate tablets 10mg [DSP]

[Generic Name]

zolpidem tartrate

[Content / Description]

Zolpidem tartrate tablets 5mg/10mg [DSP]: film-coated tablets containing 5mg or 10mg of zolpidem tartrate, with a score line on one side.


Insomnia. (Except insomnia associated with schizophrenia and manic-depressive psychosis)

[Dose and Administration]

The usual adult dose is once daily 5 to 10mg of zolpidem tartrate administered orally immediately before bedtime. It should be noted that the initial dose for elderly patients is from 5mg once daily. The dosage may be adjusted depending on age, symptoms, disease, and should not exceed 10mg once daily.

[Manufacturer and Distributor]

Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd.

[Date of Approval]

February 15, 2012

[Date of NHI price listing]

June 22, 2012

[NHI drug price standard]

Zolpidem tartrate tablets 5mg [DSP] one tablet: 26.90yen
Zolpidem tartrate tablets 5mg [DSP] one tablet: 42.80yen


Zolpidem tartrate tablets 5mg [DSP]: (PTP) 100 tablets, 700 tablets, 1000 tablets, (bottle) 1000 tablets.
Zolpidem tartrate tablets 5mg [DSP]: (PTP) 100 tablets, 700 tablets, 1000 tablets, (bottle) 1000 tablets.

Posted: June 2012