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Details for Patent: 6,956,030

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Details for Patent: 6,956,030

Title: Use of mometasone furoate for treating upper airway diseases
Abstract:The administration of aerosolize particles of mometasone furoate in the form of dry powders, solutions, or aqueous suspension for treating corticosteroid-responsive diseases of the surfaces of upper and/or lower airway passages and/or lungs, e.g., allergic rhinitis and asthma is disclosed.
Inventor(s): Sequeira; Joel A. (Scotch Plains, NJ), Cuss; Francis M. (Basking Ridge, NJ), Nolop; Keith B. (Millburn, NJ), Chaudry; Imtiaz A. (North Caldwell, NJ), Nagabhushan; Nagamani (Parsippany, NJ), Patrick; James E. (Belle Meade, NJ), Cayen; Mitchell (Bedminster, NJ)
Assignee: Schering Corporation (Kenilworth, NJ)
Filing Date:Jan 22, 2004
Application Number:10/763,143
Claims:1. A method of treating a corticosteroid-responsive disease of the upper airway passages comprising administering once daily to nasal passages about 400 micrograms of mometasone furoate.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the mometasone furoate is administered as anhydrous mometasone furoate.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein the mometasone furoate is administered as memetasone furoate monohydrate.

4. The method of claim 1, wherein the mometasone furoate is administered in the form of an aqueous suspension.

5. The method of claim 1, wherein the mometasone furoate is administered in the form of an aqueous suspension of mometasone furoate monohydrate.

6. The method of claim 1, wherein the mometasone furoate is administered in the form of an aqueous suspension of anhydrous mometasone furoate.

7. The method of claim 1, wherein there are administered 400 micrograms of mometasone furoate by applying four times to each nostril about 50 micrograms of mometasone furoate.

8. A method of treating a corticosteroid-responsive disease, comprising administering once daily to nasal passages an aqueous nasal spray comprising mometasone furoate monohydrate, in an amount providing about 200 micrograms of mometasone furoate to each nostril.

9. The method of claim 8, wherein there are administered 400 micrograms of mometasone furoate by applying four times to each nostril about 50 micrograms of mometasone furoate.
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