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Details for Patent: 6,103,742

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Details for Patent: 6,103,742

Title: Pharmaceutical composition
Abstract:Pharmaceutical composition which comprises an insulin sensitivity enhancer in combination with other antidiabetics differing from the enhancer in the mechanism of action, which shows a potent depressive effect on diabetic hyperglycemia and is useful for prophylaxis and treatment of diabetes.
Inventor(s): Ikeda; Hitoshi (Higashiosaka, JP), Sohda; Takashi (Takatsuki, JP), Odaka; Hiroyuki (Kobe, JP)
Assignee: Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Osaka, JP)
Filing Date:Aug 31, 1999
Application Number:09/386,457
Claims:1. A method for reducing the amount of active components administered to a diabetic patient which comprises administering to said patient a therapeutically effective amount of an insulin sensitivity enhancer in combination with a statin compound as said active components.

2. The method according to claim 1, wherein the insulin sensitivity enhancer is pioglitazone or its hydrochloride.

3. The method according to claim 1, wherein the insulin sensitivity enhancer is troglitazone.

4. The method according to claim 1, wherein the statin compound is selected from the group consisting of pravastatin and its sodium salt, simvastatin, lovastatin, atorvastatin and fluvastatin.

5. The method according to claim 1, wherein the insulin sensitivity enhancer and statin compound are mixed together to form an admixture and the admixture is administered to the mammal.

6. The method according to claim 1, wherein the insulin sensitivity enhancer and statin compound are not mixed together but are administered independently to the mammal.

7. The method according to claim 1, wherein the insulin sensitivity

enhancer is 5-[[4-[2-(methyl-2-pyridylamino)ethoxy]phenyl]-methyl]-2,4-thiazolidinedio ne or its pharmacologically acceptable salt.

8. The method according to claim 1, wherein the statin compound is pravastatin or its sodium salt.

9. The method according to claim 1, wherein the statin compound is simvastatin.

10. The method according to claim 1, wherein the statin compound is lovastatin.

11. The method according to claim 1, wherein the statin compound is atorvastatin.

12. The method according to claim 1, wherein the statin compound is fluvastatin.
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