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|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)|
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
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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