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Claims for Patent: 8,802,735

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Claims for Patent: 8,802,735

Title:(Z)-2-cyano-3-hydroxy-but-2-enoic acid-(4'-trifluormethylphenyl)-amide tablet formulations with improved stability
Abstract: The invention relates to solid pharmaceutical compositions comprising (Z)-2-cyano-3-hydroxy-but-2-enoic acid-(4'-trifluoromethylphenyl)-amide, as well as a process for the preparation of the same, methods of using such compositions to treat subjects suffering from autoimmune diseases in particular systemic lupus erythematosus or chronic graft-versus-host disease, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Inventor(s): Hauck; Gerrit (Frankfurt am Main, DE)
Assignee: Sanofi (Paris, FR)
Application Number:13/422,494
Patent Claims: 1. A solid pharmaceutical composition comprising a) 1% to 30% weight:weight Teriflunomide, or a pharmaceutically acceptable basic addition salt thereof, b) 5% to 20% weight:weight disintegrant, c) 0% to 40% weight:weight binder, d) 0.1% to 2% weight:weight lubricant, and e) the remaining percentage comprising diluents; wherein the solid pharmaceutical composition does not contain colloidal silicon dioxide.

2. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 1 wherein said disintegrant is selected from the group consisting of carboxymethylcellulose, low substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, powdered cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, methylcellulose, polacrilin potassium, sodium alginate, and sodium starch glycolate or a mixture of one or more of said disintegrants.

3. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 2 wherein said disintegrant is selected from the group consisting of low substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, powdered cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, and sodium starch glycolate or a mixture of one or more of said disintegrants.

4. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 1 wherein said binder is selected from the group consisting of acacia, carboxymethylcellulose, hydroxyethylcellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose, dextrin, gelatin, guar gum, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, maltodextrin, methylcellulose, sodium alginate, pregelatinized starch, starches and zein or a mixture of one or more of said binders.

5. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 4 wherein said binder is selected from the group consisting of hydroxypropylcellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, pregelatinized starch, potato starch, corn starch, and cereal starch or a mixture of one or more of said binders.

6. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 1 wherein said lubricant is selected from the group consisting of calcium stearate, glyceryl palmitostearate, sodium benzoate, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium stearyl fumarate, stearic acid, talc, zinc stearate and magnesium stearate or a mixture of one or more of said lubricants.

7. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 6 wherein said lubricant is selected from the group consisting of sodium stearyl fumarate and magnesium stearate or a mixture of one or more of said lubricants.

8. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 1 wherein said diluent is selected from the group consisting of cellulose, cellulose acetate, dextrates, dextrin, dextrose, fructose, 1-O-.alpha.-D-Glucopyranosyl-D-mannitol, glyceryl palmitostearate, hydrogenated vegetable oil, kaolin, lactitol, lactose, lactose mono-hydrate, maltitol, mannitol, maltodextrin, maltose, pregelatinized starch, sodium chloride, sorbitol, starches, sucrose, talc and xylitol or a mixture of one or more of said diluents.

9. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 8 wherein said diluent is selected from the group consisting of lactose, lactose mono-hydrate, mannitol and starches or a mixture of one or more of said diluents.

10. A solid pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of teriflunomide or a pharmaceutically acceptable basic addition salt thereof, wherein the pH of the solid pharmaceutical composition is no more than about 2.2.

11. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 10, wherein the pH of the solid pharmaceutical composition is from about 2.2 to about 2.0.

12. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 10 comprising A) 1% to 20% weight:weight Teriflunomide, or a pharmaceutically acceptable basic addition salt thereof, B) 5% to 20% weight:weight disintegrant, C) 0% to 30% weight:weight binder, D) 0.1% to 2% weight:weight lubricant, E) 1% to 20% weight:weight acidic reacting compound wherein said acidic reacting compound is selected from the group consisting of citric acid, acetic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, pyruvic acid, malonic acid, succinic acid, glutaric acid, fumaric acid, malic acid, tartaric acid, ascorbic acid, maleic acid, hydroxymaleic acid, benzoic acid, hydroxybenzoic acid, phenylacetic acid, cinnamic acid, salicyclic acid, 2-phenoxybenzoic acid, p-toluenesulfonic acid, sulfonic acids, methanesulfonic acid and 2-hydroxyethanesulfonic acid or a mixture of one or more of said acidic reacting compounds and F) the remaining percentage comprising diluents.

13. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 12 wherein said disintegrant is selected from the group consisting of carboxymethylcellulose, low substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, powdered cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, methylcellulose, polacrilin potassium, sodium alginate, and sodium starch glycolate, or a mixture of one or more of said disintegrants.

14. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 12 wherein said binder is selected from the group consisting of acacia, carboxymethylcellulose, hydroxyethylcellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose, dextrin, gelatin, guar gum, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, maltodextrin, methylcellulose, pregelatinized starch, sodium alginate, starches, potato starch, corn starch or cereal starch and zein or a mixture of one or more of said binders.

15. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 12 wherein said lubricant is selected from the group consisting of calcium stearate, glyceryl palmitostearate, sodium benzoate, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium stearyl fumarate, stearic acid, talc, zinc stearate and magnesium stearate or a mixture of one or more of said lubricants.

16. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 12 wherein said diluent is selected from the group consisting of cellulose, cellulose acetate, dextrates, dextrin, dextrose, fructose, 1-O-.alpha.-D-Glucopyranosyl-D-mannitol, glyceryl palmitostearate, hydrogenated vegetable oil, kaolin, lactitol, lactose, maltitol, mannitol, maltodextrin, maltose, pregelatinized starch, sodium chloride, sorbitol, starches, sucrose, talc and xylitol or a mixture of one or more of said diluents.

17. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 12 further comprising about 0.1% to 0.5% weight:weight colloidal silicon dioxide.

18. A solid pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of teriflunomide or a pharmaceutically acceptable basic addition salt thereof, wherein the solid pharmaceutical composition does not contain colloidal silicon dioxide and the solid pharmaceutical composition contains no more than about 0.3% by weight of 2-cyano-N-(4-trifluoromethyl-phenyl)-acetamide after being stored at about 30.degree. C. and about 65% relative humidity for about 12 months.

19. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 18, which contains no more than about 0.1% by weight of 2-cyano-N-(4-trifluoromethyl-phenyl)-acetamide.

20. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 18, which contains no more than about 0.05% by weight of 2-cyano-N-(4-trifluoromethyl-phenyl)-acetamide.

21. A solid pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of teriflunomide or a pharmaceutically acceptable basic addition salt thereof, wherein the solid pharmaceutical composition does not contain colloidal silicon dioxide and the solid pharmaceutical composition contains no more than about 1.0% by weight of 2-cyano-N-(4-trifluoromethyl-phenyl)-acetamide after being stored at about 30.degree. C. and about 65% relative humidity for about 36 months.

22. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 19, which contains no more than about 0.5% by weight of 2-cyano-N-(4-trifluoromethyl-phenyl)-acetamide.

23. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 19, which contains no more than about 0.05% by weight of 2-cyano-N-(4-trifluoromethyl-phenyl)-acetamide.

24. A solid pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of teriflunomide or a pharmaceutically acceptable basic addition salt thereof, wherein the solid pharmaceutical composition does not contain colloidal silicon dioxide and the solid pharmaceutical composition contains no more than about 0.3% by weight of 2-cyano-N-(4-trifluoromethyl-phenyl)-acetamide after being stored at about 30.degree. C. and about 75% relative humidity for about 12 months.

25. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 24, which contains no more than about 0.1% by weight of 2-cyano-N-(4-trifluoromethyl-phenyl)-acetamide.

26. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 24, which contains no more than about 0.05% by weight of 2-cyano-N-(4-trifluoromethyl-phenyl)-acetamide.

27. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 1 comprising teriflunomide as the sole active ingredient.

28. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 27 wherein said disintegrant is selected from the group consisting of carboxymethylcellulose, low substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, powdered cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, methylcellulose, polacrilin potassium, sodium alginate, and sodium starch glycolate or a mixture of one or more of said disintegrants.

29. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 27 wherein said disintegrant is selected from the group consisting of low substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, powdered cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, and sodium starch glycolate or a mixture of one or more of said disintegrants.

30. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 27 wherein said binder is selected from the group consisting of acacia, carboxymethylcellulose, hydroxyethylcellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose, dextrin, gelatin, guar gum, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, maltodextrin, methylcellulose, sodium alginate, pregelatinized starch, starches and zein or a mixture of one or more of said binders.

31. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 27 wherein said binder is selected from the group consisting of hydroxypropylcellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, pregelatinized starch, potato starch, corn starch or cereal starch or a mixture of one or more of said binders.

32. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 27 wherein said lubricant is selected from the group consisting of calcium stearate, glyceryl palmitostearate, sodium benzoate, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium stearyl fumarate, stearic acid, talc, zinc stearate and magnesium stearate or a mixture of one or more of said lubricants.

33. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 27 wherein said lubricant is selected from the group consisting of sodium stearyl fumarate and magnesium stearate or a mixture of one or more of said lubricants.

34. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 27 wherein said diluent is selected from the group consisting of cellulose, cellulose acetate, dextrates, dextrin, dextrose, fructose, 1-O-.alpha.-D-Glucopyranosyl-D-mannitol, glyceryl palmitostearate, hydrogenated vegetable oil, kaolin, lactitol, lactose, lactose mono-hydrate, maltitol, mannitol, maltodextrin, maltose, pregelatinized starch, sodium chloride, sorbitol, starches, sucrose, talc and xylitol or a mixture of one or more of said diluents.

35. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 34 wherein said diluent is selected from the group consisting of lactose, lactose mono-hydrate, mannitol and starches or a mixture of one or more of said diluents.

36. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 1, comprising about 7 mg of teriflunomide, about 81 mg of lactose monohydrate, about 40 mg of corn starch, about 3.5 mg of hydroxypropyl cellulose, about 10.5 mg of microcrystalline cellulose, about 7.5 mg of sodium starch glycolate and about 0.5 mg of magnesium stearate.

37. The solid pharmaceutical composition according to claim 1, comprising about 14 mg of teriflunomide, about 76 mg of lactose monohydrate, about 38 mg of corn starch, about 3.5 mg of hydroxypropyl cellulose, about 10.5 mg of microcrystalline cellulose, about 7.5 mg of sodium starch glycolate and about 0.5 mg of magnesium stearate.
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