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Claims for Patent: 9,089,528

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Claims for Patent: 9,089,528

Title:Liquid compositions of calcium acetate
Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous liquid composition of calcium acetate, sweetener, and taste masking agent. Also provided is a method for binding phosphorus within the gastrointestinal tract of an individual by administering to the individual an aqueous solution of at least calcium acetate.
Inventor(s): Tarallo; Stephen C. (Brockton, MA)
Assignee: LYNE LABORATORIES, INC. (Brockton, MA)
Application Number:14/053,126
Patent Claims: 1. A method for binding phosphorus within the gastrointestinal tract of an individual, comprising orally administering to said individual a liquid pharmaceutical composition comprising an aqueous solution comprising 7-16% (w/v) calcium acetate, based on the total volume of the composition.

2. The method according to claim 1, wherein the individual is in need of dialysis and/or is suffering from one or more of the following disorders: renal disease, kidney disease, end stage renal disease, chronic kidney disease.

3. The method according to claim 1, wherein the individual is suffering from hyperphosphatemia.

4. The method according to claim 1, wherein the method comprises administering about one tablespoon (15 mL) of said composition three times per day.

5. The method according to claim 1, wherein the method comprises administering said composition around the time of ingestion of a meal.

6. The method according to claim 1, wherein said composition has pH of about 6.0 to about 7.2.

7. The method of claim 1, wherein 5 milliliters of said composition contains about 710 milligrams of hydrous calcium acetate.

8. The method of claim 1, wherein 5 milliliters of said composition contains about 667 milligrams of anhydrous calcium acetate.

9. The method of claim 1, wherein 5 milliliters of said composition contains about 169 milligrams of calcium.

10. The method of claim 1, wherein said composition is sugar-free, low-calorie, or calorie-free.

11. The method of claim 1, wherein 5 milliliters of said composition contains about 8 milliequivalents of calcium.

12. The method according to claim 1, wherein the composition further comprises a sweetener, a polyol, and a taste masking agent.

13. The method according to claim 12, wherein the total concentration of polyol in the composition is about 15% (w/v) to about 50% (w/v) based on the total volume of the composition.

14. The method according to claim 12, wherein said polyol is selected from the group consisting of sorbitol, glycerine, propylene glycol, xylitol, maltitol, and combinations thereof.

15. The method according to claim 12, wherein said sweetener is an artificial sweetener selected from the group consisting of sucralose, acesulfame potassium, aspartame and saccharin.

16. The method according to claim 12, wherein said taste masking agent comprises monoammonium glycyrrhizinate.

17. The method according to claim 1, wherein said composition further comprises at least one flavoring agent selected from the group consisting of menthol, black cherry flavor, berry flavor, root beer flavor, cream flavor, chocolate flavor, peppermint flavor, spearmint flavor and wintergreen flavor.

18. The method according to claim 1, wherein said composition further comprises at least one preservative selected from the group consisting of methylparaben, propylparaben, sorbic acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate and combinations thereof.

19. The method according to claim 1, wherein said composition further comprises about 1% (w/v) to about 25% (w/v) of glycerine based on the total volume of the composition.
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