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Claims for Patent: 3,860,707

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Claims for Patent: 3,860,707

Title: METHOD OF TREATING VAGINITIS
Abstract:Lactulose has been found to be effective in the treatment of vaginitis.
Inventor(s): Wootton; Leslie William (Kingsdown near Sevenoaks, EN)
Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation (New York, NY)
Application Number:05/377,518
Patent Claims: 1. A method of treating women suffering from vaginitis which method comprises intravaginally administering to said women a daily effective amount of lactulose.

2. The method of claim 1 wherein lactulose is administered in an amount of 4 to 10 grammes once or twice a day.

3. The method of claim 2 wherein lactulose is administered daily in 1 or 2 doses of 5 grammes.

4. The method of claim 1 wherein lactulose is administered in the form of a syrup containing about 50% by weight of lactulose, about 5% by weight of lactose, about 8% by weight of galactose and the remainder water.

5. The method of claim 1 wherein the administration of lactulose is preceded by or combined with the intravaginal administration of a daily effective amount of an antibiotic selected from the group consisting of Nystatin and Pimafucin.

6. The method of claim 1 wherein lactulose is administered in the form of an intravaginal tampon loaded with an effective amount of lactulose.

7. The method of claim 4 wherein the lactulose syrup is contained in an intravaginal tampon.

8. Intravaginal tampon loaded with an effective amount of lactulose.

9. Intravaginal tampon of claim 8 loaded with an effective amount of a syrup containing about 50% by weight of lactulose, about 5% by weight of lactose, about 8% by weight of galactose and the remainder water.
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