Fret no more! "Invisible" 2-in-1 Relief for sore throat and bad breath! PITAS from JAPAN is NOW AVAILABLE in SINGAPORE!

Frequently Asked Questions

About The Product

Please share the origin of the PITAS brand?

The brand name “PITAS” originates from the word pitatto ぴたっと, which means “precisely, perfectly” in Japanese.

(“Pitatto tasukeru ぴたっと助ける means “perfectly helps” in Japanese.) 

What does PITAS contain?

PITAS contains the active ingredient Cetylpyridinium Chloride Hydrate.

PITAS also contains Sucralose, D-sorbitol and Saccharin Sodium.

Is PITAS drowsy?

No. PITAS film throat lozenges is NOT drowsy.

Does PITAS contain sugars?

There are NO sugars – fructose, glucose, sucrose, maltose, lactose and galactose found in PITAS.

PITAS contains artificial sweeteners – Sucralose, D-sorbitol and Saccharin Sodium.

Is gelatin present in PITAS?

There is NO gelatin present in PITAS.

Are the ingredients of bovine or porcine sources?

Ingredients in PITAS are NOT of bovine or porcine sources.

Do I need a prescription to purchase PTIAS film throat lozenges (Peach/Orange/Lychee)?

PITAS film throat lozenges (Peach/Orange/Lychee) is classified as a quasi-medication in Singapore and a prescription is NOT required to purchase it.

How small is PITAS film throat lozenges?

PITAS film throat lozenges are circular in shape with a diameter of 1.5 cm.

How thin is PITAS film throat lozenges formulation?

PITAS film throat lozenges is only 0.3mm thin.

How long does it take to dissolve in the mouth?

This varies with individuals, but PITAS film throat lozenges gradually dissolves in the mouth in about 10 minutes.

Why is the colour of the lozenges the same for the Peach, Orange and Lychee flavour?

The active ingredients including the colorants that are the same for all 3 flavours. The only difference is in the fragrance of the 3 flavours. However, the colour of the aluminium sheet is different for each flavour so it is easy to distinguish between them.

How should PITAS film throat lozenges be stored and handled?
  • Seal tightly and store in a dry and cool place, away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Do not transfer to another container as it may cause misuse or changes in quality.
  • Use immediately after opening the aluminum foil.
  • Do not use the product/s that have passed the expiration date.
What are the precautions for taking PITAS film throat lozenges?
    • Precautions for dosage and usage instructions:
      • Strictly adhere to the recommended prescribed usage and dosage.
      • Do not chew or swallow.


    • The following people should consult with a healthcare professional before use.
      • People with existing medical conditions
      • Pregnant women or those who are thought to be pregnant as well as women who are breastfeeding.
      • People who have a history of allergy or is allergic to any of the ingredients in Pitas film throat lozenges.


    • In the following cases, please discontinue use immediately and consult a healthcare professional.
      • If symptoms such as skin rash/redness and itch appear after use.
      • When symptoms persist and do not improve even after using Pitas film throat lozenges for 1 week.


    Note: Individual response may vary.

Is PITAS packaging recyclable?
    • Yes. PITAS packaging can be recycled. You can do your part to reduce waste.

      Indicates that the packaging (box) is made of paper which is recyclable.



Availability of PITAS

Where can I get PITAS film throat lozenges in Singapore?

Offline Stores:

PITAS is currently available through our retail partners such as selected Guardian stores and all Welcia-BHG stores.


E-commerce Stores:

PITAS is available in pharmacies e.g. Guardian online store and Welcia-BHG Shopee.

PITAS is also available from TAIHO shop on Shopee and Lazada.

Is PITAS film throat lozenges available in other countries?

PITAS is currently sold in Japan and Singapore.

Who do I contact for PITAS film throat lozenges availability, pricing or promotion in the store?

Stock availability varies daily between retailers and it would be advisable to contact the respective retailer directly for more information on the availability of PITAS film throat lozenges as well as their current price and promotional activities.

The Company

Where is PITAS film throat lozenges manufactured from?

PITAS is made in Japan by Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd..

Want to know more about Taiho?

Please read more about Taiho here.

Who do I contact for feedback/inquiries regarding PITAS film throat lozenges?

Please send in your feedback/inquiries with regards to Taiho Pharma Asia Pacific consumer healthcare products here.