Generated: April 23, 2017
|Title:||Method of using (2-imidazolin-2-ylamino) quinoxoalines in treating neural injury|
|Abstract:||The present invention provides a method of protecting the optic or retinal nerve cells of a mammal comprising administering to said mammal suffering from or at risk of suffering a noxious action on said nerve cells an effective amount of a compound of formula I to inhibit or prevent nerve cell injury or death ##STR1## wherein the 2-imidazolin-2-ylamino group is in either the 5- or 6-position of the quinoxaline nucleus; x, y and z are in any of the remaining 5-, 6-, 7- or 8-positions and are selected from hydrogen, halogen, lower alkyl, lower alkoxy or trifluoromethyl; and R is an optional substituent in either the 2- or 3-position of the quinoxaline nucleus and may be hydrogen, lower alkyl or lower alkoxy, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof and mixtures thereof. Such noxious action may result from glaucomatous optic neuropathy, age related macular degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa.|
|Inventor(s):||Wheeler; Larry A. (Irvine, CA), Woldemussie; Elizabeth (Laguna Niguel, CA), Lai; Ronald K. (Irvine, CA)|
|Assignee:||Allergan Sales, Inc. (|
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