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Claims for Patent: 6,117,843

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Claims for Patent: 6,117,843

Title: Compositions for the treatment of acne containing clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide
Abstract:A pharmaceutical composition containing clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide is disclosed for the treatment of acne. The composition is stable for several months when stored at room temperature. Methods of preparing and of using the composition are disclosed.
Inventor(s): Baroody; Lloyd J. (Scotch Plains, NJ), Dow; Gordon J. (Santa Rosa, CA), Dow; Debra A. (Petaluma, CA), Lathrop; Robert (Novato, CA)
Assignee: Baroody; Lloyd J. (Scotch Plains, NJ) Dow; Gordon J. (Santa Rosa, CA)
Application Number:08/855,151
Patent Claims: 1. A topical therapeutic composition, which has a pH from about 4.0 to less than 7.0 and is stable at room temperature which composition comprises a suspension of benzoyl peroxide and a solution of a pharmaceutical grade of a clindamycin selected from the group consisting of clindamycin phosphate and clindamycin hydrochloride, and the solution of clindamycin, before combination with the benzoyl peroxide, having an adjusted pH in the range from about 5.9 to 6.9.

2. The topical composition of claim 1 which comprises a gelling agent.

3. The topical composition of claim 2 which is a gel composition.

4. The topical composition of claim 3 wherein the gelling agent is a carboxylated polymer.

5. The topical composition of claim 4 wherein the carboxylated polymer is a carboxy vinyl polymer.

6. The composition of claim 5 wherein the carboxy vinyl polymer is carboxypolymethylene.

7. The topical composition of claim of 3 wherein the clindamycin is clindamycin phosphate.

8. The composition of claim 2 which is free of dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS).

9. The composition of claim 3 wherein the benzoyl peroxide is an aqueous slurry of benzoyl peroxide powder.

10. The composition of claim 9 wherein the benzoyl peroxide is present in an amount in the range from 1 to 20% by weight.

11. The composition of claim 2 wherein the clindamycin concentration is from 2 to 15% by weight.

12. A topical therapeutic composition, which has a pH from about 4.0 to less than 7.0 and is stable at room temperature, which composition comprises a suspension of benzoyl peroxide and a solution of a pharmaceutical grade of a clindamycin selected from the group consisting of clindamycin phosphate and clindamycin hydrochloride, and the solution of clindamycin, before combination with the benzoyl peroxide, having an adjusted pH in the range from 5.9 to 6.9.

13. The topical therapeutic composition of claim 12 which is free of dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS).

14. A topical therapeutic composition, which has a pH from about 4.0 to less than 7.0 and is stable at room temperature, which composition is made by combining a suspension of benzoyl peroxide and a solution of a pharmaceutical grade of a clindamycin selected from the group consisting of clindamycin phosphate and clindamycin hydrochloride, and the solution of clindamycin, before combination with the benzoyl peroxide, having an adjusted pH in the range from 5.9 to 6.9.

15. The topical therapeutic composition of claim 14 which is bee of dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS).
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