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Claims for Patent: 6,770,675

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Claims for Patent: 6,770,675

Title: Compositions and methods for reducing ocular hypertension
Abstract:An improved ophthalmic composition, including docosanoid active agents, which is especially useful in lowering intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma. Improvements in IOP reduction efficacy, preservative efficacy and reduced additive concentrations are achieved by utilizing the disclosed compositions which include a docosanoid active agent (e.g., isopropyl unoprostone), in conjunction with selected non-ionic surfactants, preservatives, and non-ionic tonicity adjusting agents.
Inventor(s): Reed; Kenneth Warren (Lawrenceville, GA), Yen; Shau Fong (Atlanta, GA), Sou; Mary (Alpharetta, GA), Peacock; Regina Flinn (Alpharetta, GA)
Assignee: Novartis AG (Bern, CH)
Application Number:09/812,162
Patent Claims: 1. A composition comprising: (1) a docosanoid active agent; (2) a first non-ionic surfactant; and (3) a second non-ionic surfactant; and (4) an ophthalmically acceptable carrier,

wherein the total surfactant concentration is lower than the surfactant concentration which would be required to solubilize the docosanoid active agent for either individual non-ionic surfactant.

2. A composition of claim 1, wherein said non-ionic surfactants are selected from the group consisting of selected from the group consisting of polyoxyethylene sorbitan fatty acid esters, polyoxyethylene alkyl ethers, and mixtures thereof.

3. A composition of claim 2, wherein said first non-ionic surfactant is a polyoxyethylene sorbitan fatty acid ester and said second non-ionic surfactant is a polyoxyethylene alkyl ether.

4. A composition of claim 3, wherein said first non-ionic surfactant is a Polysorbate compound and said second non-ionic surfactant is Brij compound.

5. A composition of claim 4, wherein the total non-ionic surfactant concentration in the composition is about 0.3 to 2.0 weight percent.

6. A method of reducing ocular hypertension, which comprises administering to the ocular fluids or ocular tissue an ophthalmic composition comprising: (1) a docosanoid active agent; (2) a first non-ionic surfactant; and (3) a second non-ionic surfactant; and (4) an ophthalmically acceptable carrier,

wherein the total surfactant concentration is lower than the surfactant concentration which would be required to solubilize the docosanoid active agent for either individual non-ionic surfactant.

7. A method for increasing the effectiveness of a strong preservative in a solution comprising a docosanoid active agent and a non-ionic surfactant, comprising admixing: (1) a docosanoid active agent; (2) a strong preservative; (3) a non-ionic surfactant which increases solubility of the docosanoid active agent but decreases the preservative effectiveness of the strong preservative; (4) mannitol in an amount sufficient to increase the effectiveness of the strong preservative; and (5) an ophthalmically acceptable carrier.

8. The method of claim 7, wherein said docosanoid active agent is isopropyl unoprostone, said strong preservative is benzalkonium chloride, and said non-ionic surfactant is polysorbate 80.

9. The method of claim 7, further comprising admixing ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid.
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