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Title:Modified release formulations of a bupropion salt
Abstract: The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions, formulations and medicaments comprising a bupropion salt, in particular, modified-release tablets comprising an effective amount of bupropion hydrobromide, and the use of the bupropion salt to prepare a medicament to treat a condition.
Inventor(s): Oberegger; Werner (Mississauga, CA), Zhou; Fang (Centreville, VA), Maes; Paul (Toronto, CA), Turchetta; Stefano (Rome, IT), Jackson; Graham (County Kildare, IE), Massardo; Pietro (Rome, IT), Saleh; Mohammad Ashty (Oakville, CA)
Assignee: Valeant Pharmaceuticals Luxembourg S. .R.L. (Luxembourg, LU)
Filing Date:Sep 02, 2014
Application Number:14/474,580
Claims:1. A modified release osmotic dosage form comprising bupropion hydrobromide present in a therapeutically effective amount, wherein said dosage form releases the bupropion hydrobromide by dispensing the bupropion hydrobromide from a core via at least one passageway in a membrane by pressure created in the core by osmosis and/or by the expansion of a swellable material which forces the bupropion hydrobromide to be dispensed from the core of the dosage form, and wherein the core is surrounded by a subcoat containing an osmagent.

2. The modified release osmotic dosage form according to claim 1, wherein said dosage form exhibits an in-vitro release rate such that after 2 hours from 0 to 20% by weight of the bupropion hydrobromide is released, after 4 hours from 15% to 45% by weight of the bupropion hydrobromide is released, after 8 hours, from 40% to 90% by weight of the bupropion hydrobromide is released, and after 16 hours, more than 80% by weight of the bupropion hydrobromide is released.

3. The modified release osmotic dosage form according to claim 1, wherein said osmagent is selected from the group consisting of sodium chloride, calcium chloride, calcium lactate, sodium sulfate, lactose, glucose, sucrose, mannitol, urea, and mixtures thereof.

4. A modified release osmotic dosage, wherein a core comprising bupropion hydrobromide is surrounded by a subcoat containing an osmagent, said core and subcoat surrounded by a semipermeable membrane which permits entry of an aqueous liquid into the core and delivery of the bupropion hydrobromide from the core to the exterior of the dosage form through at least one passageway or by a combination of osmosis and diffusion such that the dosage form exhibits an in-vitro release rate such that after 2 hours no more than 40% is released, after 4 hours 40-75% is released, and after 8 hours at least 75% is released and after 16 hours at least 85% is released.

5. The modified release osmotic dosage form according to claim 1, wherein said core comprising bupropion hydrobromide and said subcoat surrounding the core are surrounded by a semipermeable membrane.

6. The modified release osmotic dosage form according to claim 3, wherein said subcoat further comprises a hydrophilic polymer.

7. The modified release osmotic dosage form according to claim 6, wherein said hydrophilic polymer is selected from the group consisting of polyvinyl pyrrolidone, hydroxyethyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, polymethacrylate, ethyl cellulose and mixtures thereof.

8. The modified release osmotic dosage form according to claim 6, wherein said hydrophilic polymer comprises a low molecular weight hydroxypropyl cellulose.

9. The modified release osmotic dosage form according to claim 4, wherein said subcoat further comprises a hydrophilic polymer.

10. The modified release osmotic dosage form according to claim 9, wherein said hydrophilic polymer is selected from the group consisting of polyvinyl pyrrolidone, hydroxyethyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, polymethacrylate, ethyl cellulose and mixtures thereof.

11. The modified release osmotic dosage form according to claim 9, wherein said hydrophilic polymer comprises a low molecular weight hydroxypropyl cellulose.
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