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Details for Patent: 5,854,255

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Details for Patent: 5,854,255

Title: Therapeutic package for the long term reduction of body fat stores insulin resistance hyperinsulinemia and hyperglycemia in vertebrates
Abstract:A therapeutic package for dispensing to, or for use in dispensing to, a vertebrate being treated for a metabolic condition selected from the group consisting of obesity, insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, and hyperglycemia comprising one or more unit doses of bromocriptine and labeling directing the use of the package in the treatment of the metabolic condition in a dosage regimen under which the delivery of the bromocriptine is confined to the period during the day near the time of day at which the serum prolactin concentration of a lean, insulin sensitive vertebrate of the same sex is low, and further directing the use of said package in conjunction with the concomitant administration to the vertebrate of one or more unit doses providing a therapeutically effective amount of a prolactin stimulator in a dosage regimen under which the delivery of the prolactin stimulator is confined to the period during the day after the time at which the serum prolactin concentration of a lean, insulin-sensitive vertebrate of the same sex reaches its lowest point and prior to the time of day when the prolactin concentration rises to a peak in lean, insulin-sensitive vertebrates of the same sex.
Inventor(s): Cincotta; Anthony H. (Andover, MA), Meier; Albert H. (Baton Rouge, LA)
Assignee: Ergo Research Corporation (Wakefield, RI) The Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (Baton Rouge, LA)
Filing Date:Apr 21, 1997
Application Number:08/843,760
Claims:1. A therapeutic package for dispensing to, or for use in dispensing to, a patient being treated for a metabolic condition selected from the group consisting of obesity, insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, and hyperglycemia comprising:

one or more unit doses, each such unit dose comprising an amount of bromocriptine therein such that periodic administration of one or more of said unit doses is effective to treat said metabolic condition, and

a finished pharmaceutical container therefor,

said container containing said unit dose or doses,

said container further containing or comprising labeling,

said labeling directing the use of said package in the treatment of said metabolic condition in a dosage regimen under which the delivery of said bromocriptine is confined to the period during the day proximate to the time of day at which the serum prolactin concentration of a lean, insulin sensitive patient of the same sex is low, and further directing the use of said package in conjunction with the concomitant administration to said patient of one or more unit doses providing a therapeutically effective amount of a prolactin stimulator in a dosage regimen under which the delivery of said prolactin stimulator is confined to the period during the day after the time at which the serum prolactin concentration of a lean, insulin-sensitive patient of the same sex reaches its point of maximum depression and prior to the time of day when said prolactin concentration rises to a peak in lean, insulin-sensitive patients of the same sex.

2. A package according to claim 1 in which the delivery of said bromocriptine is directed to be confined proximate to the time of waking and the delivery of said prolactin stimulator is confined proximate to the time of onset of sleeping.

3. A package according to claim 1 in which one or more unit doses of said prolactin stimulator is contained in said pharmaceutical container.

4. A therapeutic package for dispensing to, or for use in dispensing to, a patient being treated for a metabolic condition selected from the group consisting of obesity, insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, and hyperglycemia comprising:

one or more unit doses, each such unit dose comprising an amount of bromocriptine therein such that periodic administration of one or more of said unit doses is effective to treat said metabolic condition, and

a finished pharmaceutical container therefor,

said container containing said unit dose or doses,

said container further containing or comprising labeling,

said labeling directing the use of said package in the treatment of said metabolic condition in a dosage regimen under which the delivery of said bromocriptine is confined to the period during the day proximate to the time of day at which the serum prolactin concentration of a lean, insulin sensitive patient of the same sex is low.

5. A package according to claim 4 in which the delivery of said bromocriptine is directed to be confined proximated to the time of waking.

6. A package according to claim 4 wherein said labeling directs the use of said package in the treatment of obesity.

7. A package according to claim 4 wherein said labeling directs the use of said package in the treatment of insulin resistance.

8. A package according to claim 5 wherein said labeling directs the use of said package in the treatment of obesity.

9. A package according to claim 5 wherein said labeling directs the use of said package in the treatment of insulin resistance.

10. In a therapeutic package providing (a) one or more unit doses of bromocriptine as an active ingredient thereof, and (b) a finished pharmaceutical container that contains said unit dose or unit doses, said container further containing or comprising labeling directing the use of said package in the treatment of a human disease or condition, the improvement which comprises:

labeling directing the use of said package by a patient exhibiting a metabolic condition selected from the group consisting of obesity, insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, glucose intolerance, and hyperglycemia by periodic administration of one or more of said unit doses using a dosage regimen under which the delivery of bromocriptine is confined to the period during the day proximate to the time day at which the serum prolactin concentration of a lean, insulin-sensitive individual of the same sex is low.

11. A package according to claim 10 wherein said labeling further directs the use of said package in conjunction with the concomitant administration to said patient of one or more unit doses providing a therapeutically effective amount of a prolactin stimulator in a dosage regimen under which the delivery of said prolactin stimulator is confined to the period during the day at which the serum prolactin concentration of a lean, insulin-sensitive patient of the same sex reaches its point of maximum depression and prior to the time of day when said prolactin concentration rises to a peak lean, insulin sensitive patients of the same sex.

12. A package according to claim 10 in which the delivery of said bromocriptine is directed to be confined proximate to the time of waking.

13. A package according to claim 10 wherein said labeling directs the use of said package in the treatment of obesity.

14. A package according to claim 10 wherein said labeling directs the use of said package in the treatment of insulin resistance.

15. A package according to claim 12 wherein said labeling directs the use of said package in the treatment of obesity.

16. A package according to claim 12 wherein said labeling directs the use of said package in the treatment of insulin resistance.

17. A package according to claim 6 in which said dosage regimen consists essentially of one timed daily dose.

18. A package according to claim 17 in which said dosage regimen comprises administration on a substantially uninterrupted basis for at least several months.

19. A package according to claim 4 in which said dosage regimen consists essentially of a single timed daily dose administered from about 4 hours to about 8 hours after the time at which serum prolactin concentrations would typically peak in a lean, insulin-sensitive individual of the same sex as said patient.

20. An improvement or package according to claim 7 in which said dosage regimen consists essentially of one timed daily dose.

21. An improvement or package according to claim 20 in which said dosage regimen comprises administration on a substantially uninterrupted basis for at least several months.

22. An improvement or package according to claim 10 in which said dosage regimen consists essentially of a single timed daily dose administered from about 4 hours to about 8 hours after the time at which serum prolactin concentrations would typically peak in a lean, insulin-sensitive individual of the same sex as said patient.
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