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Patent: 6,676,977

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Summary for Patent: 6,676,977
Title: Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for reducing the appearance of cellulite
Abstract:Compositions and methods for reducing or eliminating the appearance of cellulite. The method involves administering to a patient in need of treatment therapeutically effective amounts of a sugar compound that is converted to a glycosaminoglycan in the patient in an amount sufficient to thicken the skin, a primary antioxidant component in an amount sufficient to substantially inhibit the formation of collagenase and elastase, at least one amino acid component in an amount sufficient to assist in the thickening of the skin, and at least one transition metal component in an amount effective to bind collagen and elastic fibers and thicken skin so as to reduce or eliminate the appearance of cellulite. A preferred method of treatment further includes administering the components above in conjunction with a vascular dilator to improve blood supply to the skin and/or a fat burner to reduce absorption or digestion of fat in the digestive tract or to prevent the production of fat. The compositions and methods may optionally include chromium picolinate to facilitate entry of sugar into cells to improve fat metabolism. In one embodiment, these methods encompass administering the amounts as a pharmaceutical composition.
Inventor(s): Murad; Howard (Marina del Rey, CA)
Application Number:10/051,189
Patent Claims:see list of patent claims

Details for Patent 6,676,977

Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Approval Date Patent No. Expiredate
Smith & Nephew, Inc. SANTYL collagenase Ointment 101995 1965-06-04 ⤷  Try it Free 2019-08-20
>Applicant >Tradename >Biologic Ingredient >Dosage Form >BLA >Approval Date >Patent No. >Expiredate

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