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Claims for Patent: 6,861,411

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Claims for Patent: 6,861,411

Title: Method of treating eye infections with azithromycin
Abstract:The invention features methods and compositions for treating ocular infections. The method comprises topically administering to an eye of an animal in need of such treatment an ocular infection-treating amount of azithromycin.
Inventor(s): Ahmed; Imran (East Lyme, CT)
Assignee: Pfizer, Inc. (New York, NY)
Application Number:09/200,119
Patent Claims: 1. A method of treating an ocular infection, comprising topically administering to an eye of an animal in need of such treatment an ocular infection-treating amount of azithromycin.

2. A method as defined in claim 1 wherein said azithromycin is present in a composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable topical vehicle at a concentration of from 0.1 to 2.5 weight percent.

3. A method as defined in claim 2, wherein said composition is administered once daily.

4. A method as defined in claim 1, wherein said animal is a human.

5. A method as defined in claim 2, wherein said azithromycin concentration is from 0.2 to 2.0 weight %.

6. A method as defined in claim 5, wherein said azithromycin concentration is 0.5 weight %.

7. A method as defined in claim 1, wherein said azithromycin is in the form of the dihydrate.

8. A method as defined in claim 1, wherein said ocular infection is trachoma.
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