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Details for Patent: 8,663,662

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Details for Patent: 8,663,662

Title:Stable pharmaceutical composition and methods of using same
Abstract: The present invention relates to, inter alia, pharmaceutical compositions comprising a polyunsaturated fatty acid and to methods of using the same to treat or prevent cardiovascular-related diseases.
Inventor(s): Manku; Mehar (England, GB), Osterloh; Ian (Kent, GB), Wicker; Pierre (Mystic, CT), Braeckman; Rene (Richboro, PA), Soni; Paresh (Mystic, CT)
Assignee: Amarin Pharma, Inc. (Mystic, CT)
Filing Date:Nov 26, 2012
Application Number:13/685,281
Claims:1. A method of lowering triglycerides in a subject with triglycerides of at least 500 mg/dl comprising, administering to the subject daily a pharmaceutical composition, present in one or more dosage units, comprising (a) an amount of eicosapentaenoic acid selected from the group consisting of about 1100 mg, about 1650 mg and about 2200 mg, and (b) not more than about 30%, by weight of total fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid, for a period effective to reduce triglycerides in the subject without increasing LDL-C by more than 20%.

2. The method of claim 1 comprising, administering to the subject the pharmaceutical composition daily for a period effective to reduce triglycerides by at least 10% in the subject.

3. The method of claim 1 comprising, administering to the subject the pharmaceutical composition daily for a period effective to reduce triglycerides by at least 20% in the subject.

4. The method of claim 1 comprising, administering to the subject the pharmaceutical composition daily for a period effective to reduce non-HDL-C in the subject.

5. The method of claim 1 comprising, administering to the subject the pharmaceutical composition daily for a period effective to reduce non-HDL-C by 5% in the subject.

6. The method of claim 1 comprising, administering to the subject the pharmaceutical composition daily for a period effective to increase HDL-C in the subject.

7. The method of claim 1 comprising, administering to the subject the pharmaceutical composition daily for a period effective to increase HDL-C by 5% in the subject.

8. The method of claim 1 wherein the effective amount of eicosapentaenoic acid is about 1100 mg.

9. The method of claim 8 wherein administration of about 1100 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid per day results in an increase in plasma eicosapentaenoic acid levels of at least 200% in the subject.

10. The method of claim 1 wherein the effective amount of eicosapentaenoic acid is about 1650 mg.

11. The method of claim 10 wherein administration of about 1650 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid per day results in an increase in plasma eicosapentaenoic acid levels of at least 200% in the subject.

12. The method of claim 11 wherein the effective amount of eicosapentaenoic acid is about 2200 mg.

13. The method of claim 12 wherein administration of about 2200 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid per day results in an increase in plasma eicosapentaenoic acid levels of at least 400% in the subject.

14. The method of claim 13 wherein the pharmaceutical composition comprises not more than about 20%, by weight of total fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid.

15. The method of claim 1 wherein the pharmaceutical composition comprises docosapentaenoic acid in an amount up to about 10% by weight of total fatty acids.

16. The method of claim 1 wherein the pharmaceutical composition comprises docosahexaenoic acid in an amount up to about 20% by weight of total fatty acids.
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