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Claims for Patent: 4,496,553

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Claims for Patent: 4,496,553

Title: Pharmaceutical composition and method for the treatment of colitis ulcerosa and Crohn's disease by oral administration
Abstract:A pharmaceutical composition containing as active ingredient 5-aminosalicyclic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof allow the treatment of colitis ulcerosa or Crohn's disease by oral administration. A particular slow-release tablet formation and its preparation is disclosed.
Inventor(s): Halskov; Soren (Helsinge, DK)
Assignee: Farmaceutisk Laboratorium Ferring A/S (Vanlose, DK)
Application Number:06/555,533
Patent Claims: 1. A method for the treatment of ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease comprising orally administering an effective amount of a composition consisting essentially of free 5-aminosalicylic acid in admixture with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier which will control the release of said effective amount of 5-aminosalicylic acid to be administered according to the actual site of said ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease in an individual patient.

2. A method for the treatment of ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease comprising orally administering an effective amount of a composition consisting essentially of free 5-aminosalicylic acid in admixture with an orally administrable pharmaceutical carrier which will control the release of said effective amount of 5-aminosalicylic acid to be administered according to the actual site of said ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease in an individual patient.
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