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Patent: 5,288,497

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Summary for Patent: 5,288,497
Title: Compositions of oral dissolvable medicaments
Abstract:Compositions and methods of manufacture for producing a medicament composition capable of absorption through the mucosal tissues of the mouth, pharynx, and esophagus. The present invention relates to such compositions and methods which are useful in administering lipophilic and nonlipophilic drugs in a dose-to-effect manner that sufficient drug is administered to produce precisely a desired effect. The invention also relates to a manufacturing technique that enables a therapeutic agent or drug to be incorporated into a flavored dissolvable matrix. An appliance or holder is preferably attached to the dissolvable matrix. Employing the present invention the drug may be introduced into the patient\'s bloodstream almost as fast as through injection, and much faster than using the oral administration route, while avoiding the negative aspects of both of these methods. The present invention achieves these advantages by incorporating the drug into a carbohydrate, fat, protein, wax, or other dissolvable matrix composition. The dissolvable matrix may include permeation enhancers to increase the drug absorption by the mucosal tissues of the mouth. The matrix composition may also include pH buffering agents to modify the salival pH thereby increasing the absorption of the drug through the mucosal tissue.
Inventor(s): Stanley; Theodore H. (Salt Lake City, UT), Hague; Brian (West Valley City, UT)
Assignee: The University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
Application Number:07/403,751
Patent Claims:see list of patent claims

Details for Patent 5,288,497

Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Approval Date Patent No. Expiredate
Nps Pharmaceuticals, Inc. NATPARA parathyroid hormone For Injection 125511 2015-01-23 ⤷  Try it Free 2005-05-01
>Applicant >Tradename >Biologic Ingredient >Dosage Form >BLA >Approval Date >Patent No. >Expiredate

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