Japan approves use of Nailin capsules to treat onychomycosis
Sato Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. has obtained marketing and manufacturing approval for the oral antifungal agent, Nailin capsules 100mg containing the active ingredient fosravuconazole L-lysine ethanolate (fosravuconazole) for the treatment of onychomycosis in Japan. Sato Pharma conducted a phase III clinical study of the agent in patients with onychomycosis in Japan, and after confirming efficacy and safety of the agent in the study, Sato Pharma applied for marketing and manufacturing authorization in January 2017. Fosravuconazole, the active ingredient of Nailin capsules 100mg, is a new triazole class oral antifungal component discovered by Eisai. By providing Nailin capsules 100mg as a new option for the treatment of onychomycosis, Sato Pharma and Eisai will strive to fulfil the needs of onychomycosis patients and healthcare professionals. Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails or fingernails that may involve any component of the nail unit, including the matrix, bed, or plate.