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Claims for Patent: 6,949,532

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Claims for Patent: 6,949,532

Title: Use of mometasone furoate for treating airway passage and lung diseases
Abstract:The administration of aerosolize particles of mometasone furoate in the form of dry powders, solutions, or aqueous suspension for treating corticosteroid-responsive diseases of the surfaces of upper and/or lower airway passages and/or lungs, e.g., allergic rhinitis and asthma is disclosed.
Inventor(s): Sequeira; Joel A. (Scotch Plains, NJ), Cuss; Francis M. (Basking Ridge, NJ), Nolop; Keith B. (Millburn, NJ), Chaudry; Imtiaz A. (North Caldwell, NJ), Nagabhushan; Nagamani (Parsippany, NJ), Patrick; James E. (Belle Meade, NJ), Cayen; Mitchell (Bedminster, NJ)
Assignee: Schering Corporation (Kenilworth, NJ)
Application Number:10/763,295
Patent Claims: 1. A method of treating a corticosteroid-responsive disease of the lower airway passages or of the lungs comprising administering once daily to said passages or lungs from a dry powder inhaler about 400 micrograms of mometasone furoate.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the mometasone furoate is administered as anhydrous mometasone furoate.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein the mometasone furoate is administered as mometasone furoate monohydrate.

4. The method of claim 1, wherein the mometasone furoate is administered together with a bronchodilator.

5. The method of claim 1, wherein the disease is at least one member selected from asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, granulomatous diseases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

6. The method of claim 1, wherein there are administered 400 micrograms of mometasone furoate by two inhalations of about 200 micrograms of mometasone furoate.

7. The method of claim 6, wherein the disease comprises asthma.

8. The method of claim 1, wherein there are administered 400 micrograms of mometasone furoate by one inhalation of about 400 micrograms of mometasone furoate.

9. The method of claim 8, wherein the disease comprises asthma.

10. A method of treating a corticosteroid-responsive disease of the lower airway passages or of the lungs, comprising administering once daily to said passages or lungs from a dry powder inhaler about 800 micrograms of mometasone furoate.

11. The method of claim 10, wherein the mometasone furoate is administered as anhydrous mometasone furoate.

12. The method of claim 10, wherein the mometasone furoate is administered as mometasone furoate monohydrate.

13. The method of claim 10, wherein the disease is at least one member selected from asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, granulomatous diseases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

14. The method of claim 10, wherein there are administered 800 micrograms of mometasone furoate by two inhalations of about 400 micrograms of mometasone furoate.

15. The method of claim 14, wherein the disease comprises chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

16. The method of claim 10, wherein there are administered 800 micrograms of mometasone furoate by four inhalations of about 200 micrograms of mometasone furoate.

17. The method of claim 16, wherein the disease comprises chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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