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Claims for Patent: 5,817,340

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Claims for Patent: 5,817,340

Title: Pharmaceutical compositions containing famotidine and aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide
Abstract:A solid oral dosage form for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a therapeutically effective amount of guanidinothiazole compound; and a therapeutically effective amount of an antacid wherein the pharmaceutical and an antacid are separated by a barrier which is substantially impermeable to an antacid.
Inventor(s): Roche; Edward John (Paoli, PA), Decoteau; Susan (Mystic, CT), Freeman; Eleanor (Norristown, PA)
Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc. (Skillman, NJ)
Application Number:08/756,080
Patent Claims: 1. A solid oral dosage form for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders comprising a therapeutically effective amount of impermeably coated famotidine granules for the treatment of gastric disorders and pharmacologically acceptable salts thereof; and a therapeutically effective amount of aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide wherein the oral dosage form has said coated famotidine granules and the aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide in contact with each other, but separated by said impermeable coating on the famotidine granules which is impermeable to the aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide.

2. The solid oral dosage form of claim 1 wherein the impermeable coating is a pharmaceutically acceptable film forming polymer selected from the group consisting of cellulose derivatives, polyvinyl pyrrolidone, polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinyl acetate, polyethylene glycols, copolymers of styrene and acrylate, copolymers of acrylic acid and methacrylic acid, copolymers of methacrylic acid and ethylacrylate, copolymers of methyl methacrylate and methacrylate, copolymers of acrylic acid and tertiary amino alkyl methacrylate, copolymers of methacrylate and tertiary amino alkyl methacrylate, copolymers of ethylacrylate methyl methacrylate and quaternary amino alkyl methacrylate and combinations of two or more thereof.

3. The solid oral dosage form of claim 2 wherein the amount of aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide is sufficient to provide from about 5 to about 20 ANC.

4. The solid oral dosage form of claim 1 wherein the impermeably coated granules contain:

5. A method for manufacturing a solid oral dosage form comprising: a) forming granules containing famotidine for the treatment of gastric disorder; b) coating the granules with a coating impermeable to aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide to form impermeably coated famotidine granules; c) mixing a therapeutically effective amount of aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide with a therapeutically effective amount of impermeably coated famotidine granules and pharmaceutically acceptable excipients to form a compression mixture; then d) pressing the compression mixture to form a solid oral dosage form.

6. The method of claim 5 wherein the amount of aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide is sufficient to provide from about 5 to about 20 ANC.

7. The method of claim 6 wherein the impermeably coated granules contain:
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