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Last Updated: January 29, 2022

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Summary for Patent: 10,137,142
Title:Topical pharmaceutical formulations containing a low concentration of benzoyl peroxide in suspension in water and a water-miscible organic solvent
Abstract: An aqueous formulation for topical application to the skin comprising water, a water-miscible organic solvent, and benzoyl peroxide, wherein the concentration of the organic solvent is sufficient to provide a stable suspension of benzoyl peroxide in the aqueous formulation without the inclusion of a surfactant in the formulation, wherein the ratio of concentrations of water and organic solvent in the formulation is sufficient to maintain the benzoyl peroxide in saturated solubility in the formulation following application to the skin, and wherein the concentration of benzoyl peroxide in the formulation is less than 5.0% and at least 1.0% w/w. The formulation may further contain a chemical compound in addition to benzoyl peroxide that is effective in the treatment of acne. The aqueous formulations of the invention are useful in the treatment of acne and acne rosacea.
Inventor(s): Chang; Yunik (Clermont, FL), Dow; Gordon J. (Santa Rosa, CA), Pillai; Radhakrishnan (Santa Rosa, CA)
Assignee: Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences, Inc. (Petaluma, CA)
Application Number:15/332,933
Patent Claims: 1. An aqueous formulation for topical application to the skin comprising about 3.75% w/w benzoyl peroxide, about 5.0% w/w propylene glycol, about 1.2% w/w clindamycin phosphate, about 1.75% w/w carboxyvinyl polymer gelling agent and about 87.8% w/w water.

2. The aqueous formulation according to claim 1, wherein benzoyl peroxide is distributed in the formulation as a uniform suspension.

3. The aqueous formulation according to claim 2, wherein the suspended benzoyl peroxide has a mean particle size of less than 100 microns.

4. The aqueous formulation according to claim 2, wherein the aqueous formulation is free of surfactant.

5. The aqueous formulation according to claim 2, wherein the aqueous formulation comprises a surfactant.

6. A method for treating acne comprising applying once a day for up to 12 weeks to the skin of a patient in need thereof an aqueous formulation according to claim 1.

7. The method according to claim 6, wherein the aqueous formulation is applied to the face, neck, back, or chest of the patient.

8. The method according to claim 6, wherein the aqueous formulation is free of surfactant.

9. The method according to claim 6, wherein the aqueous formulation comprises a surfactant.

10. A method for treating acne rosacea comprising applying to the skin of a patient in need thereof an aqueous formulation according to claim 1 one or more times daily for a time sufficient to ameliorate the signs and symptoms of acne rosacea.

11. The method according to claim 10, wherein the aqueous formulation is free of surfactant.

12. The method according to claim 10, wherein the aqueous formulation comprises a surfactant.

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