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Details for Patent: 5,527,771

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Details for Patent: 5,527,771

Title: Methods and Compositions for treatment of diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia & other conditions
Abstract:Methods for treatment of diabetes and other insulin-requiring conditions by administering insulin and a calcitonin with or without amylin, and methods for treatment of hypoglycemic conditions by administering a calcitonin alone or in combination with glucagon and/or an amylin, and related compositions.
Inventor(s): Beaumont; Kevin (San Diego, CA), Young; Andrew A. (San Diego, CA)
Assignee: Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (San Diego, CA)
Filing Date:Jun 14, 1994
Application Number:08/260,493
Claims:1. A composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a calcitonin and a glucagon admixed in a form suitable for therapeutical administration.

2. The composition of claim 1 wherein the effective amount of calcitonin is about 0.5 mg to about 1.0 mg.

3. The composition of claim 1 wherein said calcitonin is selected from the group consisting of calcitonins of avian origin and teleost origin.

4. The composition of claim 1 wherein said calcitonin is chicken calcitonin.

5. The composition of claim 1 wherein the calcitonin is selected from the group consisting of eel calcitonin and salmon calcitonin.

6. The composition of claim 1 wherein the ratio of the therapeutically effective amount of the calcitonin and the therapeutically effective amount of the glucagon is from about 1:1 to about 1:20.

7. The composition of claim 6 wherein said ratio is about 1:1.

8. The composition of claim 1 further comprising an amylin.

9. A method for the treatment of a hypoglycemic condition in a mammal comprising the co-administration to said mammal of therapeutically effective amounts of a calcitonin and a glucagon.

10. The method of claim 9, comprising the step of identifying a mammal having said hypoglycemic condition prior to said administering step.

11. The method of claim 9 or 10 further comprising the step of administering a therapeutically effective amount of a glucagon to said mammal, effective to increase blood sugar level in said mammal.

12. A method of claim 9 wherein said condition exists in a diabetic mammal.

13. The method of claim 12 wherein said mammal is a human who suffers from diabetes mellitus.

14. The method of claim 13 wherein said mammal suffers from diabetes mellitus Type 1.

15. The method of claim 13 wherein said mammal suffers from diabetes mellitus Type 2.

16. A method of claim 9 further comprising administration to said mammal of a therapeutically effective amount of an amylin.

17. The method of claim 11 further comprising the step of administering a therapeutically effective amount of an amylin effective to increase blood sugar level in said mammal.
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