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Patent 5,547,957 protects PROPECIA and is included in one NDA.

Summary for Patent: 5,547,957

Title: Method of treating androgenic alopecia with 5-.alpha. reductase inhibitors
Abstract:The instant invention involves a method of treating and/or reversing androgenic alopecia and promoting hair growth, and methods of treating acne vulgaris, seborrhea, and female hirsutism, by administering to a patient in need of such treatment a 5.alpha.-reductase 2 inhibitor, such as finasteride, in a dosage amount under 5 mgs/day.
Inventor(s): Gormley; Glenn J. (Westfield, NJ), Kaufman; Keith D. (Westfield, NJ), Stoner; Elizabeth (Westfield, NJ), Waldstreicher; Joanne (Scotch Plains, NJ)
Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc. (Rahway, NJ)
Application Number:08/214,905
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Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Merck
PROPECIA
finasteride
TABLET;ORAL020788Dec 19, 1997RXYes5,547,957<disabled>TREATING MALE PATTERN BALDNESS WITH 0.05 TO 3.0MG/DAY
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International Patent Family for Patent: 5,547,957

Country Document Number Publication Date
South Africa9408064Jun 06, 1995
Yugoslavia58394Nov 22, 1999
Yugoslavia49026Jul 07, 2003
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)9510284Apr 20, 1995
United States of America5760046Jun 02, 1998
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