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Claims for Patent: 6,779,468

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Claims for Patent: 6,779,468

Title: Method and pharmaceutical composition for iron delivery in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients
Abstract:A method of administering iron to dialysis patients is accomplished by infusion of a noncolloidal ferric compound, soluble in hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis solutions, by the process of dialysis. A pharmaceutical composition is provided consisting essentially of dialysis solution including a soluble noncolloidal ferric compound, preferably ferric pyrophosphate.
Inventor(s): Gupta; Ajay (Farmington Hills, MI)
Application Number:09/341,032
Patent Claims: 1. A method for treating iron deficiency comprising parenterally administering to a patient in need of such treatment an effective amount of ferric pyrophosphate, so that bioavailable iron is safely and effectively administered.

2. A method according to claim 1 wherein the route of administration is selected from the group consisting of subcutaneous, intramuscular, transdermal or intravenous administration.

3. A method according to claim 2 wherein the route is intravenous administration.

4. A method according to claim 2 wherein ferric pyrophosphate is administered to the patient at a rate of about 40 mg per hour.
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