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Details for Patent: 8,680,084

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Details for Patent: 8,680,084

Title:Oral contraceptives to prevent pregnancy and diminish premenstrual symptomatology
Abstract: This invention relates to a method of preventing pregnancy and treating PMS including PMDD. More particularly, the invention relates to a method, which involves administering one of several combination oral contraceptive regimens in combination with an antidepressant and a kit containing the same.
Inventor(s): Bell; Robert G. (Palm Harbor, FL), Ben-Maimon; Carole (Merion Station, PA), Iskold; Beata (Livingston, NJ)
Assignee: Teva Women's Health, Inc. (Woodcliff Lake, NJ)
Filing Date:Aug 30, 2012
Application Number:13/600,050
Claims:1. A preparation comprising (a) 21 dosage forms comprising a combination of estrogen and progestin; and (b) 7 dosage forms comprising estrogen without progestin, wherein: the estrogen in each of the 21 dosage forms comprising the combination of estrogen and progestin in (a) is present in an amount equivalent to about 10 .mu.g to about 30 .mu.g of ethinyl estradiol; the estrogen in each of the 7 dosage forms comprising estrogen without progestin in (b) is present in an amount equivalent to about 10 .mu.g of ethinyl estradiol; the progestin in each of the 21 dosage forms comprising the combination of estrogen and progestin in (a) is present in an amount equivalent to about 0.05 mg to about 1.5 mg of desogestrel, and wherein the dosage forms in (a) are for administration prior to the dosage forms in (b).

2. The preparation of claim 1, wherein the progestin in each of the 21 dosage forms comprising the combination of estrogen and progestin in (a) is present in an amount equivalent to about 0.15 mg of desogestrel.

3. The preparation of claim 1, wherein the estrogen is ethinyl estradiol.

4. The preparation of claim 1, wherein the progestin is desogestrel.

5. The preparation of claim 1, wherein the preparation further comprises an antidepressant.

6. The preparation of claim 5, wherein the antidepressant is present in combination with at least one dosage form of the 7 dosage forms comprising estrogen without progestin.

7. The preparation of claim 6, wherein the antidepressant is present in combination with each of the 7 dosage forms comprising estrogen without progestin.

8. The preparation of claim 5, wherein the antidepressant is present in an amount equivalent to about 5 mg to about 120 mg of fluoxetine hydrochloride.

9. The preparation of claim 5, wherein the antidepressant is fluoxetine hydrochloride.

10. The preparation of claim 1, wherein the dosage forms are for oral administration.

11. The preparation of claim 10, wherein the dosage forms are tablets.

12. The preparation of claim 1, wherein the dosage forms are for transdermal administration.

13. The preparation of claim 1, wherein the dosage forms are for monophasic administration.

14. The preparation of claim 1, wherein the 7 dosage forms comprising estrogen without progestin in (b) consist essentially of estrogen.

15. The preparation of claim 1, wherein the 7 dosage forms comprising estrogen without progestin in (b) consist of estrogen and one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients.

16. A preparation comprising (a) 21 dosage forms comprising a combination of estrogen and progestin; and (b) 7 dosage forms comprising estrogen without progestin, wherein: the estrogen in each of the 21 dosage forms comprising the combination of estrogen and progestin in (a) is present in an amount of about 10 .mu.g to about 30 .mu.g of ethinyl estradiol; the estrogen in each of the 7 dosage forms comprising estrogen without progestin in (b) is present in an amount of about 10 .mu.g of ethinyl estradiol; the progestin in each of the 21 dosage forms comprising the combination of estrogen and progestin in (a) is present in an amount of about 0.15 mg of desogestrel; wherein the dosage forms in (a) and (b) are tablets for oral, monophasic administration, and wherein the dosage forms in (a) are for administration prior to the dosage forms in (b).

17. The preparation of claim 16, wherein the 7 dosage forms comprising estrogen without progestin in (b) consist essentially of estrogen.

18. The preparation of claim 16, wherein the 7 dosage forms comprising estrogen without progestin in (b) consist of estrogen and one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients.

19. A kit comprising the preparation of claim 1, wherein the dosage forms are arranged in a fixed sequence that corresponds to the stages of daily administration.

20. A kit comprising the preparation of claim 16, wherein the dosage forms are arranged in a fixed sequence that corresponds to the stages of daily administration.
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