Salonpas launches in Nigeria, offers effective and long-lasting pain relief solutions

Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co. Inc., a leading global healthcare company, today announced the official launch of Salonpas, a trusted pain relief brand in Nigeria.

Salonpas is coming to Nigeria with a 90-year rich history of providing innovative solutions for pain management with a variety of products including the Salonpas Pain Relief Patch and the Salonpas Jet Spray.

Introduced in Japan in 1934, the Salonpas product line gained acceptance globally, including in Asia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, where it has become the number one over-the-counter topical analgesics in the patch category.

During the launch on 26th April 2024 at Lagos Marriot Hotel Ikeja, the Executive Officer and head of the International Division of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co. Inc., Mr. Taro Hiramatsu expressed the company’s excitement to bring its trusted products to the Nigerian market, catering to the diverse needs of consumers seeking effective and reliable pain relief.

“Our mission is to promote “TE-A-TE” Culture Worldwide. We highly value the culture, which is a practice of compassion for others and with our expansion to Nigeria. We are committed to serving our customers with the same level of excellence, efficacy, and compassionate treatment that Salonpas is known for worldwide.”

Also, the President & Managing Director of Hisamitsu UK Limited, Mr Hiroki Nunotani, reiterated Salonpas’s commitment to providing effective and long-lasting high-quality products, using only the best components, and adhering to strict manufacturing standards.

Mr. Nunotani explained that Salonpas is an OTC topical analgesic solution tailored for athletes, professionals, the elderly or anyone seeking relief from daily pain and stiffness.

He noted, “By launching in Nigeria, Salonpas aims to make its products more accessible to a broader audience, enabling more people to experience the benefits of its cutting-edge pain relief technology. Our products are well-known for their advanced formulas that combine traditional medicinal approaches with modern technology, delivering targeted relief for muscle aches, joint pain, backaches, strains, and sprains. Whether it’s the Salonpas Pain Relief Patch or the Salonpas Jet Spray, each product is designed to address specific pain issues and enhance overall well-being.

“As Salonpas makes its debut in Nigeria, consumers can look forward to discovering a range of products that prioritise quality, efficacy, and convenience. Our products are backed by years of research, development, and consumer satisfaction, making them a go-to choice for individuals seeking fast and long-lasting pain relief.”

The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Prof Cyril Usifoh, commended Salonpas’ launch in the Nigerian market.

Speaking at the launch he said, “With the launch in Nigeria, individuals will have access to another trusted brand that has been a household name in many countries for over 90 years. This will strengthen healthcare delivery in Nigeria.

“Through their transparent mechanism, Histamitsu has found strong partnership in Nigeria. I am happy that it is in Nigeria right now. ‘Salonpas – just patch it’ would solve the pains of Nigerians. We should rally around and encourage the company.”

According to the company, the Nigerian authorities have certified Salonpas Pain Relieving Patch 10’s, Salonpas Pain Relief Patch 5’s and Salonpas Jet Spray, for sale and distribution in the country.

Salonpas is a global brand of topical pain-relieving drugs manufactured by Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co. Inc., a leading global healthcare company committed to improving the health and well-being of people around the world. Salonpas® products, which swere introduced in Japan in 1934, are available in over 35 countries and regions around the world and are trusted by millions of people to provide fast-acting and effective pain relief.

Salonpas products available in Nigeria are Salonpas Pain Relieving Patch 10’s, Salonpas Pain Relief Patch 5’s and Salonpas Jet Spray.


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