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Details for Patent: 8,598,149

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Details for Patent: 8,598,149

Title:Optimizing mifepristone levels in plasma serum of patients suffering from mental disorders treatable with glucocorticoid receptor antagonists
Abstract: The present invention provides a method for optimizing levels of mifepristone in a patient suffering from a mental disorder amenable to treatment by mifepristone. The method comprises the steps of treating the patient with seven or more daily doses of mifepristone over a period of seven or more days; testing the serum levels of the patient to determine whether the blood levels of mifepristone are greater than 1300 ng/mL; and adjusting the daily dose of the patient to achieve mifepristone blood levels greater than 1300 ng/mL.
Inventor(s): Belanoff; Joseph K. (Woodside, CA)
Assignee: Corcept Therapeutics, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA)
Filing Date:Aug 27, 2008
Application Number:12/199,114
Claims:1. A method for optimizing levels of mifepristone in a patient suffering from a mental disorder amenable to treatment by mifepristone, the method comprising: treating the patient with seven or more daily doses of mifepristone over a period of seven or more days; testing the serum levels of the patient to determine whether the blood levels of mifepristone are greater than 1300 ng/mL; and adjusting the daily dose of the patient to achieve mifepristone blood levels greater than 1300 ng/mL.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the mental disorder is a member selected from the group consisting of a stress disorder, delirium, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia, psychosis and psychotic major depression.

3. The method of claim 2, wherein the stress disorder is a member selected from the group consisting of Acute Stress Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Brief Psychotic Disorder with Marked Stressor(s).

4. The method of claim 1, wherein each of the seven or more daily doses of mifepristone are administered orally.

5. The method of claim 1, wherein the patient is treated with 28 or more daily doses over a period of 28 or more days.

6. The method of claim 1, wherein the testing is performed by a plasma sampling collection device suitable for detecting mifepristone serum levels.

7. The method of claim 1, wherein the adjusting step comprises increasing the daily dose of the patient to achieve mifepristone blood levels greater than 1300 ng/mL.
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