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Claims for Patent: 6,878,749

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Claims for Patent: 6,878,749

Title: Method of treating metabolic disorders, especially diabetes, or a disease or condition associated with diabetes
Abstract:The invention relates to a combination, such as a combined preparation or pharmaceutical composition, respectively, which comprises nateglinide (1) stet ##STR1## or repaglinide and at least one other antidiabetic compound selected from the group consisting of thiazolidinedione derivatives (glitazones), sulfonyl urea derivatives and metformin for simultaneous, separate or sequential use in the prevention, delay of progression or treatment of diseases, especially metabolic disorders and in particular type 2 diabetes and diseases and conditions associated with diabetes; to a composition, respectively, which comprises nateglinide and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and to a process of making such composition; the use of such combination or composition for the preparation of a medicament for the prevention, delay of progression or treatment of metabolic disorders; a method of prevention, delay of progression or treatment of diseases in warm-blooded animals; the use of such combination or composition for the cosmetic treatment of a mammal in order to effect a cosmetically beneficial loss of body weight; and to a method of improving the bodily appearance of a warm-blooded animal.
Inventor(s): Gatlin; Marjorie Regan (Hoboken, NJ), Ball; Michele Ann (Morris Plains, NJ), Mannion; Richard Owen (Mount Arlington, NJ), Karnachi; Anees Abdulquadar (Hillsborough, NJ), Guitard; Christiane (Hegenheim, FR), Allison; Malcolm (Basel, CH)
Assignee: Novartis AG (Basel, CH)
Application Number:10/345,908
Patent Claims: 1. A composition comprising nateglinide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, sugar, and microcrystalline cellulose, wherein the sugar and microcrystalline cellulose are present in an amount of from 10-90 to 90-10 percent by weight respectively.

2. The composition according to claim 1 wherein the sugar is present in an amount of from 25 to 75 weight percent.

3. The composition according to claim 1 wherein the microcrystalline cellulose is present in an amount of from 75 to 25 weight percent.

4. The composition according to claim 3 wherein the microcrystalline cellulose is present in an amount of from 67 to 33 weight percent.

5. The composition according to claim 1 wherein the sugar is lactose.

6. The composition according to claim 1 wherein the nateglinide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof is present in an amount of from 0.1 to 35 weight percent, based on the total weight of the composition.

7. The composition according to claim 1 which is in the form of a tablet.

8. The composition according to claim 1 which is in the form of a capsule.

9. The composition according to claim 1 which is in the form of a suspension.
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