|Title:|| Method of treating cholera|
|Abstract:||This invention discloses a method of treating cholera infection in a human by administering an effective amount of 1,5-dideoxy-1,5-imino-D-glucitol or a derivative thereof.|
|Inventor(s):|| Platt; Frances M. (Oxford, GB), Neises; Gabrielle R. (Chesterfield, MO), Dwek; Raymond A. (Oxford,, GB), Butters; Terry D. (Oxford,, GB) |
|Assignee:|| Monsanto Company (St. Louis, MO) |
|Filing Date:||May 13, 1993|
|Claims:||1. A method of treating cholera in a human in need thereof comprising administering to said human a therapeutically effective amount of an N-alkyl derivative of 1,5-dideoxy-1,5-imino-D-glucitol in which said alkyl contains from 2-8 carbon atoms. |
2. The method of claim 1 in which the alkyl group contains from 4-6 carbon atoms.
3. The method of claim 1 in which the alkyl group is butyl.
4. The method of claim 1 in which the alkyl group is hexyl.
5. The method of claim 1 in which the therapeutically effective amount is from about 1 mg to about 100 mg per day.