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|Title:||Cyclosporin galenic forms|
|Abstract:||Pharmaceutical compositions comprising a cyclosporin as active ingredient, a fatty acid triglyceride, a glycerol fatty acid partial ester or propylene glycol or sorbitol complete or partial ester, preferably, and a tenside having an HLB of at least 10.|
|Inventor(s):||Cavanak; Thomas (CH-4105 Biel-Benken, CH), Posanski; Ulrich (D-7800 Freiburg, DE)|
|Filing Date:||Jun 06, 1995|
|Claims:||1. A pharmaceutical composition for oral administration comprising cyclosporin A as active ingredient in a carrier medium comprising a transesterification product of a vegetable oil with propylene glycol. |
2. The composition of claim 1, wherein said vegetable oil is a natural vegetable oil.
3. The composition of claim 1, wherein said vegetable oil is a hydrogenated vegetable oil.
4. The composition of claim 1, wherein said vegetable oil is selected from the group consisting of corn oil, almond oil, ground-nut oil, olive oil and palm oil.
5. The composition of claim 4, wherein said vegetable oil is corn oil.
6. The composition of claim 1, wherein said propylene glycol is 1,2-propylene glycol.
7. The composition of claim 1, wherein said transesterification product contains a mixture of mono- and diesters of propylene glycol.
8. The composition of claim 7, wherein said carrier medium contains free propylene glycol.
9. The composition of claim 8, wherein the amount of free propylene glycol is less than 10%, based on the total weight of said transesterification product.
10. The composition of claim 1, wherein said carrier medium further comprises ethanol.
11. The composition of claim 1, wherein said carrier medium further comprises a transesterification product of a natural vegetable oil triglyceride and a polyalkylene polyol.
12. The composition of claim 1, wherein said carrier medium further comprises a reaction product of a natural or hydrogenated castor oil and ethylene oxide.
13. The composition of claim 1, wherein said cyclosporin A and transesterification product are present in a weight ratio of from about 1:4 to about 1:50.
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