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|Title:||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, cyanot 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:||Feb 19, 2002|
|Claims:||1. A method of producing capsules with improved stability which comprises: producing granules by coating a core with a mixture of a basic inorganic salt stabilizing agent, an additive and a benzimidazole compound of the formula 1 ##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, dialkylcarbamoyl, alkylcarbonylmethyl, 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 from 0 to 4 or derivative thereof having an antiulcer activity, followed by further coating with a coating agent and filling the granules in hard capsules.
2. A method of claim 1, wherein the coating agent is hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, ethylcellulose, hydroxymethylcellulose, polyoxyethylene glycol, Tween 80, Pluronic F68, cellulose acetate phthalate, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose phthalate, hydroxymethylcellulose acetate succinate, Eudragit or methacrylic acid-acrylic acid copolymer.
3. A method of claim 1 wherein the capsules are hard capsules.
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