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Summary for Patent: 6,129,930

Title: Methods and sustained release nicotinic acid compositions for treating hyperlipidemia at night
Abstract:An orally administered antihyperlipidemia composition according to the present invention includes from about 250 to about 3000 parts by weight of nicotinic acid, and from about 5 to about 50 parts by weight of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose. Also, a method of treating hyperlipidemia in a hyperlipidemic having a substantially periodic physiological loss of consciousness, includes the steps of forming a composition having an effective antihyperlipidemic amount of nicotinic acid and a time release sustaining amount of a swelling agent. The method also includes the step of orally administering the composition to the hyperlipidemic once per day "nocturnally," that is in the evening or at night.
Inventor(s): Bova; David J. (Boca Raton, FL)
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Application Number:08/814,974
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International Patent Family for Patent: 6,129,930

Country Document Number Publication Date Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Norway994275Oct 11, 1999
Canada2591710Sep 11, 1998
Norway994248Sep 02, 1999
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)9839002Sep 11, 1998
Australia6454598Sep 22, 1998
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