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Claims for Patent: 8,232,264

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Claims for Patent: 8,232,264

Title:Compositions and methods for enhancing corticosteroid delivery
Abstract: The present invention comprises a composition, method of enhancing potency and method of delivering corticosteroids in a vehicle comprising at least two penetration enhancers, and solvents and emulsifiers. The propylene glycol and penetration enhancers are present in ratio to the total of the propylene glycol, penetration enhancers, and solvents and emulsifiers of at least about 0.70.
Inventor(s): Gans; Eugene H. (Westport, CT), Wortzman; Mitchell S. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Assignee: Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation (Scottsdale, AZ)
Application Number:12/322,346
Patent Claims: 1. A composition consisting essentially of One or more corticosteroids; Two or more penetration enhancers selected from the group consisting of diisopropyl adipate, dimethyl isosorbide, propylene glycol, 1,2,6-hexanetriol, and benzyl alcohol; and One or more of the group consisting of solvents and emulsifiers, wherein the solvents and emulsifiers are selected from the group consisting of dehydrated alcohol, alcohol (95% v/v) USP, 3-Cyclohexene-1-Methanol, ..alpha..4-Dimethyl-a-(4-Methyl-3-Pentenyl)-, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, citric acid, CPE-215, diisopropanolamine (1:9), DIPA/PG (1:9), ethoxydiglycol, Potassium hydroxide (10%), PEG40 Stearate, PEG-7000, Polysorbate 60, potassium hydroxide (1%), propylene carbonate USP, propylethylene glycol4, oleyl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbitan monostearate, sorbitan stearate, and 1,2,3-Propanetriol Ester, and wherein the penetration enhancers are present in a ratio to a total of the penetration enhancers, and solvents and emulsifiers of at least about 0.9.

2. The composition of claim 1 wherein the corticosteroid comprises a fluorinated corticosteroid.

3. The composition of claim 1 wherein the corticosteroid comprises fluocinonide.

4. The composition of claim 1 wherein the corticosteroid comprises fluocinolone acetonide.

5. The composition of claim 1, 2, 3 or 4 wherein the corticosteroid is present at about 0.10%.

6. The composition of claim 1, 2, 3 or 4 wherein the corticosteroid is present at at least about 0.50%.

7. The composition of claim 1, 2, 3 or 4 wherein the corticosteroid is present at at least about 0.25%.

8. The composition of claim 1, 2, 3 or 4 wherein one penetration enhancer comprises propylene glycol.

9. The composition of claim 1 wherein the ratio is at least about 0.95.

10. The composition of claim 1 further comprising one or more non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients.

11. The composition of claim 10 wherein the non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients comprise one or more of the group consisting of Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate, carbopol 980, cyclomethicone NF, glyceryl monostearate, hydroxyethyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, isopropyl myristate, methyl paraben NF, mineral oil, oleic acid NF, PEG-100 Stearate, petrolatum, propyl paraben NF, purified water, stearyl alcohol, white petrolatum, and white wax.

12. The composition of claim 1 wherein the solvents and emulsifiers are present at about 4-5%.

13. The composition of claim 10 wherein the non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients are present at about 11% to about 53%.

14. The composition of claim 10 wherein the non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients are present at about 11% to about 27%.

15. A composition consisting essentially of one or more corticosteroids; two or more penetration enhancers selected from the group consisting of diisopropyl adipate, dimethyl isosorbide, propylene glycol, 1,2,6-hexanetriol, and benzyl alcohol; one or more solvents/emulsifiers, wherein the solvents and emulsifiers are selected from the group consisting of dehydrated alcohol, alcohol (95% v/v) USP, 3-Cyclohexene-1-Methanol, ..alpha..4-Dimethyl-a-(4-Methyl-3-Pentenyl)-, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, citric acid, CPE-215, diisopropanolamine (1:9), DIPA/PG (1:9), ethoxydiglycol, Potassium hydroxide (10%), PEG40 Stearate, PEG-7000, Polysorbate 60, potassium hydroxide (1%), propylene carbonate USP, propylethylene glycol 4, oleyl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbitan monostearate, sorbitan stearate, and 1,2,3-Propanetriol Ester; and one or more non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients, wherein the non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients comprise one or more of the group consisting of Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate, carbopol 980, cyclomethicone NF, glyceryl monostearate, hydroxyethyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, isopropyl myristate, methyl paraben NF, mineral oil, oleic acid NF, PEG-100 Stearate, petrolatum, propyl paraben NF, purified water, stearyl alcohol, white petrolatum, and white wax, and wherein the one or more non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients include purified water, and wherein the penetration enhancers are present in a ratio to a total of the penetration enhancers, and solvents/emulsifiers of at least about 0.90.

16. The composition of claim 15 wherein the corticosteroid comprises a fluorinated corticosteroid.

17. The composition of claim 15 wherein the corticosteroid comprises fluocinonide.

18. The composition of claim 15 wherein the corticosteroid comprises fluocinolone acetonide.

19. The composition of claim 15, 16, 17 or 18 wherein the corticosteroid is present at about 0.10%.

20. The composition of claim 15, 16, 17 or 18 wherein the corticosteroid is present at at least about 0.50%.

21. The composition of claim 15, 16, 17 or 18 wherein the corticosteroid is present at at least about 0.25%.

22. The composition of claim 15, 16, 17 or 18 wherein one penetration enhancer comprises propylene glycol.

23. The composition of claim 15 wherein the ratio is at least about 0.95.

24. The composition of claim 15 wherein the solvents and emulsifiers are present at about 4-5%.

25. The composition of claim 15 wherein the non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients are present at about 11% to about 53%.

26. The composition of claim 15 wherein the non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients are present at about 11% to about 27%.

27. A composition consisting essentially of one or more corticosteroids; two or more penetration enhancers, wherein the first penetration enhancer is propylene glycol and the second penetration enhancer is selected from the group consisting of diisopropyl adipate, dimethyl isosorbide, 1,2,6 hexanetriol, and benzyl alcohol; one or more solvents/emulsifiers, wherein the solvents and emulsifiers are selected from the group consisting of dehydrated alcohol, alcohol (95% v/v) USP, 3-Cyclohexene-1-Methanol, ..alpha..4-Dimethyl-a-(4-Methyl-3-Pentenyl)-, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, citric acid, CPE-215, diisopropanolamine (1:9), DIPA/PG (1:9), ethoxydiglycol, Potassium hydroxide (10%), PEG40 Stearate, PEG-7000, Polysorbate 60, potassium hydroxide (1%), propylene carbonate USP, propylethylene glycol 4, oleyl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbitan monostearate, sorbitan stearate, and 1,2,3-Propanetriol Ester; and one or more non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients, wherein the non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients comprise one or more of the group consisting of Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100Stearate, carbopol 980, cyclomethicone NF, glyceryl monostearate, hydroxyethyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, isopropyl myristate, methyl paraben NF, mineral oil, oleic acid NF, PEG-100 Stearate, petrolatum, propyl paraben NF, purified water, stearyl alcohol, white petrolatum, and white wax, and wherein the one or more non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients include purified water and wherein the penetration enhancers are present in a ratio to a total of the penetration enhancers, and solvents/emulsifiers of at least about 0.90 wherein the propylene glycol is at least 66.8% of the composition.

28. The composition of claim 27 wherein the propylene glycol is between 66.8% and 74.9% of the composition.

29. A composition comprising One or more corticosteroids; Two or more penetration enhancers wherein the first penetration enhancer is dimethyl isosorbide and the second penetration enhancer is selected from the group consisting of diisopropyl adipate, propylene glycol, 1,2,6-hexanetriol, and benzyl alcohol; and One or more of the group consisting of solvents and emulsifiers , wherein the solvents and emulsifiers are selected from the group consisting of dehydrated alcohol, alcohol (95% v/v) USP, 3-Cyclohexene-1-Methanol, ..alpha..4-Dimethyl-a-(4-Methyl-3-Pentenyl)-, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, citric acid, CPE-215, diisopropanolamine (1:9), DIPA/PG (1:9), ethoxydiglycol, Potassium hydroxide (10%), PEG40 Stearate, PEG-7000, Polysorbate 60, potassium hydroxide (1%), propylene carbonate USP, propylethylene glycol 4, oleyl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbitan monostearate, sorbitan stearate, and 1,2,3-Propanetriol Ester, wherein the penetration enhancers are present in a ratio to a total of the penetration enhancers, and solvents and emulsifiers of at least about 0.90.

30. The composition of claim 29 wherein the corticosteroid comprises a fluorinated corticosteroid.

31. The composition of claim 29 wherein the corticosteroid comprises fluocinonide.

32. The composition of claim 29 wherein the corticosteroid comprises fluocinolone acetonide.

33. The composition of claim 29, 30, 31, or 32 wherein the corticosteroid is present at about 0.10%.

34. The composition of claim 29, 30, 31, or 32 wherein the corticosteroid is present at at least about 0.50%.

35. The composition of claim 29, 30, 31, or 32 wherein the corticosteroid is present at at least about 0.25%.

36. The composition of claim 29, 30, 31, or 32 wherein the second penetration enhancer comprises propylene glycol.

37. The composition of claim 29 wherein the ratio is at least about 0.95.

38. The composition of claim 29 further comprising one or more non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients.

39. The composition of claim 38 wherein the non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients comprise one or more of the group consisting of Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate, carbopol 980, cyclomethicone NF, glyceryl monostearate, hydroxyethyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, isopropyl myristate, methyl paraben NF, mineral oil, oleic acid NF, PEG-100 Stearate, petrolatum, propyl paraben NF, purified water, stearyl alcohol, white petrolatum, and white wax.

40. The composition of claim 29 wherein the solvents and emulsifiers are present at about 4-5%.

41. The composition of claim 38 wherein the non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients are present at about 11% to about 53%.

42. The composition of claim 38 wherein the non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients are present at about 11% to about 27%.

43. A composition consisting essentially of one or more corticosteroids; two or more penetration enhancers wherein the first penetration enhancer is dimethyl isosorbide and the second penetration enhancer is selected from the group consisting of diisopropyl adipate, propylene glycol, 1,2,6-hexanetriol, and benzyl alcohol; one or more solvents/emulsifiers, wherein the solvents and emulsifiers are selected from the group consisting of dehydrated alcohol, alcohol (95% v/v) USP, 3-Cyclohexene-1-Methanol, ..alpha..4-Dimethyl-a-(4-Methyl-3-Pentenyl)-, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, citric acid, CPE-215, diisopropanolamine (1:9), DIPA/PG (1:9), ethoxydiglycol, Potassium hydroxide (10%), PEG40 Stearate, PEG-7000, Polysorbate 60, potassium hydroxide (1%), propylene carbonate USP, propylethylene glycol 4, oleyl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbitan monostearate, sorbitan stearate, and 1,2,3-Propanetriol Ester; and one or more non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients, wherein the non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients comprise one or more of the group consisting of Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate, carbopol 980, cyclomethicone NF, glyceryl monostearate, hydroxyethyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, isopropyl myristate, methyl paraben NF, mineral oil, oleic acid NF, PEG-100 Stearate, petrolatum, propyl paraben NF, purified water, stearyl alcohol, white petrolatum, and white wax, and wherein the one or more non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients include purified water, and wherein the penetration enhancers are present in a ratio to a total of the penetration enhancers, and solvents/emulsifiers of at least about 0.90.

44. The composition of claim 43 wherein the corticosteroid comprises a fluorinated corticosteroid.

45. The composition of claim 43 wherein the corticosteroid comprises fluocinonide.

46. The composition of claim 43 wherein the corticosteroid comprises fluocinolone acetonide.

47. The composition of claim 43, 44, 45, or 46 wherein the corticosteroid is present at about 0.10%.

48. The composition of claim 43, 44, 45, or 46 wherein the corticosteroid is present at at least about 0.50%.

49. The composition of claim 43, 44, 45, or 46 wherein the corticosteroid is present at at least about 0.25%.

50. The composition of claim 43, 44, 45, or 46 wherein the second penetration enhancer comprises propylene glycol.

51. The composition of claim 43 wherein the ratio is at least about 0.95.

52. The composition of claim 43 wherein the solvents and emulsifiers are present at about 4-5%.

53. The composition of claim 43 wherein the non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients are present at about 11% to about 53%.

54. The composition of claim 43 wherein the non-solvent/emulsifier ingredients are present at about 11% to about 27%.

55. The composition of claim 50 wherein the propylene glycol is at least 66.8% of the composition.

56. The composition of claim 50 wherein the propylene glycol is between 66.8% and 74.9% of the composition.
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