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|Title:||Anhydrous alendronate monosodium salt formulations|
|Abstract:||Disclosed is a method for treating and preventing bone loss in patients by administering a formulation of anhydrous alendronate sodium. Also described is a pharmaceutical dosage form of said anhydrous alendronate sodium, being anhydrous 4-amino-1-hydroxy-butylidene-1,1-bisphosphonic acid, monosodium salt, in a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.|
|Inventor(s):||Brenner; Gerald S. (Norristown, PA), Ostovic; Drazen (Lansdale, PA), Oberholtzer, Jr.; Earl R. (Hatfield, PA), Thies; J. Eric (Scotch Plains, NJ)|
|Assignee:||Merck & Co., Inc. (Rahway, NJ)|
Patent Claim Types:|
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|Composition; Compound; Use;|
Field: Not categorized
Back Citations: 3rd percentile
Forward Citations: 5th percentile
|Patent Number||Expiration Date|
|5,849,726||December 15, 2010|
|PCT Filed||June 03, 1996||PCT Application Number:||PCT/US96/08284|
|PCT Publication Date:||December 12, 1996||PCT Publication Number:||WO96/39149|
|Country||Document Number||Estimated Expiration||Supplementary Protection Certificate||SPC Country||SPC Expiration|
|Austria||289199||<disabled in preview>|
|Australia||5886096||<disabled in preview>|
|Canada||2221417||<disabled in preview>|
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