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Claims for Patent: 6,063,811

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Claims for Patent: 6,063,811

Title: Compositions for a once day treatment of cyclooxygenase-2 mediated diseases
Abstract:This application relates to a method of treating a disease susceptible to treatment with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug by administering to a patient once daily an effective amount of 3-phenyl-4-(4-methylsulfonyl)phenyl)-2-(5H)-furanone.
Inventor(s): Hancock; Bruno (Beaconsfield, CA), Winters; Conrad (L'Ile Bizard, CA), Gertz; Barry (Summit, NJ), Ehrich; Elliot (Chatham, NJ)
Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc. (Rahway, NJ) Merch Frosst Canada & Co. (Kirkland, CA)
Application Number:09/180,647
Patent Claims: 1. A method of treating a disease susceptible to treatment with an non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent comprising:

administration orally once a day to a human patient in need of such treatment 12.5 or 25 or 50 mg of 3-phenyl-4-(4-methylsulfonyl)phenyl)-2-(5H)-furanone.

2. A method according to claim 1 for the treatment of non-chronic headache, pain or swelling.

3. A method according to claim 1 for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

4. A method according to claim 1 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

5. A method according to claim 1 for the treatment of pain.

6. A method according to claim 1 for the treatment of fever.

7. A method according to claim 1 for the treatment of dysmenorrhea.

8. A method according to claim 1 for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
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