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Details for Patent: 5,462,932

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Summary for Patent: 5,462,932

Title: Oral liquid alendronate formulations
Abstract:Disclosed is a therapy protocol for treating and for preventing bone loss in patients who have difficulty in swallowing by administering a liquid formulation of alendronate which can be easily swallowed. Also described are pharmaceutical dosage forms of a syrup, aqueous solution, a solution formed from a reconstituted powder, of alendronate, for carrying out the therapeutic method.
Inventor(s): Brenner; Gerald S. (Norristown, PA), Katdare; Ashok V. (Norristown, PA), Pretzer; Denise (Chesterfield, MO), Whiteford; Donna T. (Brooklyn, NY)
Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc. (Rahway, NJ)
Application Number:08/245,289
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Use; Composition; Formulation; Compound;

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International Patent Family for Patent: 5,462,932

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
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