|Abstract:||The invention relates to the stabilization of poly-ene macrolides and to a particular macrolide obtained in crystalline form.|
|Inventor(s):||Navarro; Francois (Bruebach, FR), Petit; Samuel (Mont Saint-Aignan, FR), Stone; Guy (Crosshaven, IE)|
|Assignee:||Novartis AG (Basel, CH)|
1. A solid mixture comprising 40-O-(2-hydroxy)ethyl-rapamycin and 2,6-di-tert-butyl-methylphenol (BHT).
2. A mixture according to claim 1, wherein said 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol (BHT) is present in a catalytic amount.
3. A pharmaceutical composition comprising the solid mixture of claim 1 together with one or more pharmaceutically acceptable diluent or carrier.