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Summary for Patent: 7,011,848

Title:Hydrophobic component free sustained release nicotinic acid compositions for treating hyperlipidemia and related methods therefor
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. (Hollywood, FL)
Assignee: KOS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Miami, FL)
Application Number:09/470,603
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Use; Composition; Dosage form; Formulation;
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International Patent Family for Patent: 7,011,848

Country Document Number Publication Date Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)9839002Sep 11, 1998
Canada2283322Sep 11, 1998
Brazil9815457Oct 16, 2001
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