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Claims for Patent: 7,220,767

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Claims for Patent: 7,220,767

Title:Pharmaceutical formulations containing zolmitriptan
Abstract:A pharmaceutical formulation of the 5HT1-agonist, zolmitriptan, for use in intranasal administration. The formulation is useful in treating migraine and related disorders.
Inventor(s): Dearn; Alan Roy (Hertfordshire, GB), Williamson; Sarah Louise (Hertfordshire, GB), Summers; John Simon (Hertfordshire, GB), Coomber; Trevor John (Hertfordshire, GB)
Assignee: AstraZeneca AB (Sodertalje, SE)
Application Number:10/854,959
Patent Claims: 1. A pharmaceutical formulation suitable for intranasal administration which comprises zolmitriptan and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier wherein the pH of the formulation is less than 6.0.

2. A pharmaceutical formulation according to claim 1 wherein the pH of the formulation is in the range 3.5 to 5.5.

3. A pharmaceutical formulation according to claim 1 wherein the formulation is buffered.

4. A pharmaceutical formulation according to claim 2 wherein the formulation is buffered.

5. A pharmaceutical formulation suitable for intranasal administration which comprises zolmitriptan and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier wherein the pH of the formulation is less than 6.0, wherein the formulation is buffered by a mixture of citric acid and disodium phosphate.

6. A pharmaceutical formulation suitable for intranasal administration which comprises zolmitriptan and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier wherein the pH of the formulation is in the range 3.5 to 5.5, wherein the formulation is buffered by a mixture of citric acid and disodium phosphate.

7. A pharmaceutical formulation according to claim 1 which is sterile.

8. A pharmaceutical formulation according to claim 2 which is sterile.

9. A pharmaceutical formulation according to claim 3 which is sterile.

10. A pharmaceutical formulation according to claim 4 which is sterile.

11. A pharmaceutical formulation according to claim 5 which is sterile.

12. A pharmaceutical formulation according to claim 6 which is sterile.

13. An intranasal administration device containing a pharmaceutical formulation as defined in any one of claims 1, 2, 6 or 7.

14. An intranasal administration device containing a pharmaceutical formulation as defined in any one of claims 1 to 12 when packaged to provide protection from light.

15. An aqueous solution of zolmitriptan in a buffer at a pH of less than 6.0.

16. The aqueous solution of claim 15, wherein the pH is in the range 3.5 to 5.5.
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