|Abstract:||The invention relates to the use of compounds of the general formula (I) ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 represents a hydrogen atom or a C.sub.1-10 alkyl, C.sub.3-7 cycloalkyl, C.sub.3-7 cycloalkyl-(C.sub.1-4) alkyl, C.sub.3-6 alkenyl, C.sub.3-10 alkynyl, phenyl or phenyl-C.sub.1-3 alkyl group; and one of the groups represented by R.sup.2, R.sup.3 and R.sup.4 is a hydrogen atom or a C.sub.1-6 alkyl, C.sub.3-7 cycloalkyl, C.sub.2-6 alkenyl or phenyl-C.sub.1-3 alkyl group and each of the other two groups, which may be the same or different, represents a hydrogen atom or a C.sub.1-6 alkyl group; and physiologically acceptable salts and solvates thereof, for the relief of nausea and vomiting and/or the promotion of gastric emptying and for the manufacture of a medicament for this purpose. Promotion of gastric emptying may be for the relief of gastro-intestinal disorders associated with gastric stasis or may be of advantage in radiological examination procedures. The invention also relates to a product containing a therapeutic agent liable to induce nausea and vomiting, e.g. a cytostatic agent such as a cyclophosphamide, an alkylating agent or a platinum complex, and a compound of the general formula (I) as a combined preparation for simultaneous separate or sequential use in therapy.|
|Inventor(s):|| Tyers; Michael B. (Welwyn, GB2), Coates; Ian H. (Hertford, GB2), Humber; David C. (Ealing, GB2), Ewan; George B. (Chalfont St. Peter, GB2), Bell; James A. (Melbourn, GB2) |
|Assignee:|| Glaxo Group Limited (London, GB2) |
|Filing Date:||Dec 09, 1991|
|Claims:||1. A method for the treatment of dyspepsia in a human or animal subject which comprises administering to the human or animal subject in need thereof an effective amount for the relief of dyspepsia of 1,2,3,9-tetrahydro-9-methyl-3-[(2-methyl-1H-imidazol-1-yl)methyl]-4H-carba zol-4-one or a physiologically acceptable salt or solvate thereof. |
2. A method according to claim 1 wherein the 1,2,3,9-tetrahydro-9-methyl-3-[(2-methyl-1H-imidazol-1-yl)methyl]-4H-carba zol-4-one is in the form of a hydrochloride.
3. A method according to claim 1 wherein the 1,2,3,9-tetrahydro-9-methyl-3-[(2-methyl-1H-imidazol-1-yl)methyl]-4H-carba zol-4-one is in the form of its hydrochloride dihydrate.