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Claims for Patent: 6,133,310

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Claims for Patent: 6,133,310

Title: Method of treatment of rosacea
Abstract:A method of treatment of acne rosacea consists of the application, in the form of either a lotion or a cream, constituting a mixture of a therapeutically effective amount of invermectin in water, in the case of the lotion, and invermectin and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, in the case of the cream. Application to the affected area occurs daily for a period of one week and, thereafter, two to four times per month for a period of up to one year.
Inventor(s): Parks; L. Dean (Ocala, FL)
Assignee:
Application Number:09/383,594
Patent Claims: 1. A method of treatment of acne rosacea, consisting of the steps of:

(a) mixing a therapeutically effective amount of invermectin with water to thereby form a lotion;

(b) applying said lotion daily to an affected area for a period of about seven days; and

(c) repeating such application two to four times a month for a period of several months; and, optionally, repeating application of said lotion about once a month thereafter.

2. The method as recited in claim 1, in which said therapeutically effective amount of invemectin comprises a concentration of at least 750

mcg/ml.

3. A method of treatment of rosacea, consisting of the steps of:

(a) mixing a therapeutically effective amount of invermectin with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier to thereby form a cream; applying said cream daily to an affected area for a period of about seven days; and

(b) repeating such application two to four times a month for a period of several months; and, optionally, repeating application of said cream about once a month thereafter.

4. The method as recited in claim 3 in which said therapeutically effective amount of invermectin comprise a concentration of at least 750 mcg/cc within said cream.

5. The method as recited in claim 4 in which said pharmaceutically acceptable carrier is selected from the group of carriers consisting of propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, xanthum gum, or combinations thereof.
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