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Details for Patent: 4,515,800

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Details for Patent: 4,515,800

Title: Method of lowering intraocular pressure using phenylimino-imidazoles
Abstract:A method is provided of treating glaucoma in a patient which comprises administering, preferably as eye drops, an effective amount of the compound ##STR1## which is preferably in the form of its hydrochloride. The compound is administered preferably in the form of a sterile pharmacologically acceptable solution which contains from 0.1 to 5, and more preferably 0.1 to 2.0, percent by weight of said compound. The patient preferably obtains the anti-glaucoma agent in the form of a kit which comprises the sterile pharmacologically acceptable solution and an eyedropper for dispensing said sterile pharmacologically acceptable solution to the affected eyes of a patient suffering from glaucoma.
Inventor(s): Cavero; Icilio (94000 Creteil, FR), Langer; Salomon Z. (75017 Paris, FR), York, Jr.; Billie M. (Fort Worth, TX)
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Filing Date:Aug 03, 1983
Application Number:06/520,071
Claims:1. A method for lowering intraocular pressure comprising topically applying to the eye an effective amount for lowering such intraocular pressure of a compound of the formula ##STR25## or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

2. A method according to claim 1, which comprises applying said compound in the form of eye drops.

3. A method according to claim 2 wherein said compound comprises from about 0.10 to about 2.0 percent by weight of said eye drops.
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