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Claims for Patent: 7,820,694

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Claims for Patent: 7,820,694

Title:Beta-2-adrenoreceptor agonists
Abstract: Compounds of formula ##STR00001## in free or salt or solvate form, where Ar is a group of formula ##STR00002## Y is carbon or nitrogen and R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3, R.sup.4, R.sup.5, R.sup.6, R.sup.7, R.sup.8, R.sup.9, R.sup.10, X, n, p, q and r are as defined in the specification, their preparation and their use as pharmaceuticals, particularly for the treatment of obstructive or inflammatory airways diseases.
Inventor(s): Cuenoud; Bernard (Horsham, GB), Bruce; Ian (Horsham, GB), Fairhurst; Robin A (Horsham, GB), Beattie; David (Horsham, GB)
Assignee: Novartis AG (Basel, CH)
Application Number:12/577,855
Patent Claims: 1. A combination comprising (a) (R)-5-[2-(5,6-diethyl-indan-2-ylamino)-1-hydroxy-ethyl]-8-hydroxy-1H-quin- olin-2-one in free or salt or solvate form; and (b) an anticholinergic or antimuscarinic agent.

2. A combination according to claim 1, in which (a) is (R)-5-[2-(5,6-diethyl-indan-2-ylamino)-1-hydroxy-ethyl]-8-hydroxy-1H-quin- olin-2-one maleate.

3. A combination according to claim 1, in which (b) is an anticholinergic or antimuscarinic agent selected from the group consisting of ipratropium bromide, oxitropium bromide and tiotropium bromide.

4. A combination according to claim 3, in which (b) is tiotropium bromide.

5. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a combination according to claim 1 and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

6. A pharmaceutical composition according to claim 5, in which (a) is (R)-5-[2-(5,6-diethyl-indan-2-ylarnino)-1-hydroxy-ethyl]-8-hydroxy-1H-qui- nolin-2-one in free or salt or solvate form and in which (b) is, tiotropium bromide.

7. A method of treating a patient with an obstructive or inflammatory airways disease which comprises administering to the patient in need of such treatment a therapeutically effective amount of a combination according to claim 1.

8. A method of treating a patient according to claim 7, in which the disease is chronic obstructive pulmonary or airways disease.
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