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Claims for Patent: 4,927,814

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Claims for Patent: 4,927,814

Title: Diphosphonate derivatives, pharmaceutical compositions and methods of use
Abstract:The present invention provides disphosphonates of the general formula: ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 is a straight-chain or branched, saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon radical of 1-9 carbon atoms which is optionally substituted by phenyl or cyclohexyl, R.sub.2 is cyclohexyl or cyclohexylmethyl, benzyl or a straight-chained or branched, saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon of 4 to 18 carbon atoms which is optionally substituted by phenyl or oxygen wherein the oxygen can be esterified or etherified, R.sub.3 is hydrogen or a straight-chain or branched alkyl of 1-4 carbon atoms, X is a straight-chain or branched alkylene chain of 1-6 carbon atoms and Y is hydrogen, hydroxyl or an amino group optionally substituted by alkyl radicals of 1-6 carbon atoms; as well as the pharmacologically acceptable salts thereof. The present invention also provides processes for the preparation of these diphosphonic acid derivatives and pharmaceutical compositions containing them for the prophyllaxis treatment of diseases or disturbances of calcium metabolism such as osteoporsis, Pagets disease, Bechterew's disease, bone metastases, urolithiasis, heterotropic ossifications, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and degenerative arthrosis.
Inventor(s): Gall; Rudi (Hirschberg, DE), Bosies; Elmar (Weinheim, DE)
Assignee: Boehringer Mannheim GmbH (Mannheim, DE)
Application Number:07/071,471
Patent Claims: 1. A diphosphonate compound of the formula: ##STR14##

2. A diphosphonate compound of claim 1, wherein R.sub.1 is methyl.

3. The diphosphonate compound of claim 1 designated 1-hydroxy-3-(N-methyl-N-nonylamino)-propane-1,1-diphosphonic acid and the physiologically active salt thereof.

4. The diphosphonate compound of claim 1 designated 1-hydroxy-3-(N-methyl-N-pentylamino)-propane-1,1-diphosphonic acid and the physiologically active salt thereof.

5. The diphosphonate compound of claim 1 designated 1-hydroxy-3-(N-isobutyl-N-methylamino)-propane-1,1-diphosphonic acid and the physiologically active salt.

6. A method for the treatment or prophylaxis of calcium metabolism disturbance or disease comprising administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of the compound of claim 1.

7. The method of claim 6 wherein 0.01-10 mg P/kg of the pharmaceutically acceptable diphosphonate compound are administered per day.

8. A method for the treatment or prophylaxis of calcium metabolism disturbance or disease comprising administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of at least one of the compounds designated 1-hydroxy-3-(N-methyl-N-nonylamino)-propane-1,1-diphosphonic acid, 1-hydroxy-3-(N-methyl-N-pentylamino)-propane-1,1-diphosphonic acid and 1-hydroxy-3-(N-isobutyl-N-methylamino)-propane-1,1-diphosphonic acid.

9. The method of claim 8 wherein 0.01-10 mg P/kg of the pharmaceutically acceptable disphosphonate are administered per day.

10. A pharmaceutical composition for the treatment or prophylaxis of calcium metabolism disturbance or disease containing an effective amount of at least one compound of claim 1 in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

11. A pharmaceutical composition for the treatment or prophylaxis of calcium metabolism disturbance or disease containing an effective amount of at least one compound of claim 2 in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

12. A pharmaceutical composition for the treatment or prophylaxis of calcium metabolism disturbance or disease containing an effective amount in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier of at least one compound designated 1-hydroxy-3-(N-methyl-N-nonylamino)-propane-1,1-diphosphonic acid, 1-hydroxy-3-(N-methyl-N-pentylamino)-propane-1,1-diphosphonic acid, and 1-hydroxy-3-(N-isobutyl-N-methylamino)-propane-1,1-diphosphonic acid.
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