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Details for Patent: 6,017,560

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Details for Patent: 6,017,560

Title: Process for producing stabilized pharmaceutical composition
Abstract:The pharmaceutical composition of the invention, which comprises a benzimidazole compound of the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 is hydrogen, alkyl, halogen, cyano, carboxy, carboalkoxy, carboalkoxyalkyl, carbamoyl, carbamoylalkyl, hydroxy, alkoxy, hydroxyalkyl, trifluoromethyl, acyl, carbamoyloxy, nitro, acyloxy, aryl, aryloxy, alkylthio or alkylsulfinyl, R.sup.2 is hydrogen, alkyl, acyl, carboalkoxy, carbamoyl, alkylcarbamoyl, dialkylcarbamoyl, alkylcarbonyl methyl, alkoxycarbonylmethyl or alkylsulfonyl, R.sup.3 and R.sup.5 are the same or different and each is hydrogen, alkyl, alkoxy or alkoxyalkoxy, R.sup.4 is hydrogen, alkyl, alkoxy which may optionally be fluorinated, or alkoxyalkoxy, and m is an integer of 0 through 4, and a basic inorganic salt stabilizing agent, is physically stable. Magnesium and calcium basic inorganic salt stabilizing agents are particularly useful.
Inventor(s): Makino; Tadashi (Osaka, JP), Tabata; Tetsuro (Osaka, JP), Hirai; Shin-Ichiro (Kyoto, JP)
Assignee: Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Osaka, JP)
Filing Date:Nov 19, 1998
Application Number:09/196,664
Claims:1. A process for producing a pharmaceutical composition, comprising incorporating a basic inorganic salt stabilizing agent in a pharmaceutical composition comprising 2-[(2-pyridyl)methylsulfinyl]benzimidazole or derivative thereof having an antiulcer activity.

2. A process of claim 1, wherein the basic inorganic salt has a pH of not less than 7 when it is in the form of a 1% aqueous solution or suspension.

3. A process of claim 1, wherein the amount of the basic inorganic salt relative to parts by weight of the benzimidazole is about 0.3 to 20 parts by weight.

4. A process of claim 1, wherein the basic inorganic salt is a basic inorganic salt of magnesium.

5. A process of claim 1, wherein the basic inorganic salt is a basic inorganic salt of calcium.

6. A process of claim 1, wherein the 2-[(2-pyridyl)methylsulfinyl]benzimidazole is a compound of formula (I): ##STR8## wherein R.sup.1 is hydrogen, alkyl, halogen, cyano, carboxy, carboalkoxy, carboalkoxyalkyl, carbamoyl, carbamoylalkyl, hydroxy, alkoxy, hydroxyalkyl, trifluoromethyl, acyl, carbamoyloxy, nitro, acyloxy, aryl, aryloxy, alkylthio or alkylsulfinyl;

R.sup.2 is hydrogen, alkyl, acyl, carboalkoxy, carbamoyl, alkylcarbamoyl, di-alkylcarbamoyl, alkylcarbonylmethyl, alkoxycarbonylmethyl, or alkylsulfonyl;

R.sup.3 and R.sup.5 are the same or different and are selected from hydrogen, alkyl, alkoxy or alkoxyalkoxy;

R.sup.4 is hydrogen, alkyl, alkoxy which optionally may be fluorinated or alkoxyalkoxy; and

m is an integer of 0 through 4.
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