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Claims for Patent: 4,221,778

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Claims for Patent: 4,221,778

Title: Prolonged release pharmaceutical preparations
Abstract:Prolonged release pharmaceutical preparations containing ion exchange resin drug complexes at least a substantial portion of which have been treated with a solvating agent and provided with a diffusion barrier coating.
Inventor(s): Raghunathan; Yegnaswami (Fairport, NY)
Assignee: Pennwalt Corporation (Philadelphia, PA)
Application Number:06/001,644
Patent Claims: 1. A pharmaceutical preparation comprising ion exchange resin particles having a pharmacologically active drug absorbed thereon to form drug-resin complex particles, which resin particles have been treated in an amount sufficient to retard their rate of swelling in water with an impregnating agent selected from the group consisting of polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, mannitol, lactose and methylcellulose, and which treated particles have been subsequently coated with a water-permeable diffusion barrier.

2. A pharmaceutical preparation as in claim 1 wherein the inpregnating agent is polyethylene glycol.

3. A pharmaceutical preparation as in claim 2 wherein the coating is comprised of ethyl cellulose.

4. The preparation of claim 3 wherein the drug is phenylpropanolamine.

5. The preparation of claim 3 wherein the drug is dextromethorphan.

6. The preparation of claim 3 wherein the drug is ephedrine.

7. The preparation of claim 3 wherein the drug is pseudoephedrine.

8. The preparation of claim 3 wherein the drug is phentermine.
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