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Details for Patent: 6,814,978

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Which drugs does patent 6,814,978 protect, and when does it expire?

Patent 6,814,978 protects IMODIUM A-D EZ CHEWS, PEPCID AC, and PEPCID COMPLETE, and is included in three NDAs.

Protection for PEPCID AC has been extended six months for pediatric studies, as indicated by the *PED designation in the table below.
Summary for Patent: 6,814,978
Title: Process for preparing a soft tablet
Abstract:The invention relates to a process for preparing a soft tablet capable of being chewed or disintegrated in the oral cavity. The tablet is prepared by forming a tablet having a friability of less than about 2% from a mixture comprising a pharmaceutically active ingredient, an excipient in the form of a hydrate, and a water-swellable excipient, and then applying sufficient energy, preferably in the form of heat, to the tablet for a sufficient time to decrease the hardness of the tablet by at least about 20%.
Inventor(s): Bunick; Frank J. (Randolph, NJ), Luber; Joseph (Quakertown, PA)
Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc. (Skillman, NJ)
Application Number:09/752,601
Patent Claim Types:
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Compound; Dosage form; Composition; Process;

Drugs Protected by US Patent 6,814,978

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use Patent Submitted
J And J Consumer Inc IMODIUM A-D EZ CHEWS loperamide hydrochloride TABLET, CHEWABLE;ORAL 020448-001 Jul 24, 1997 DISCN Yes No ➤ Subscribe ➤ Subscribe Y ➤ Subscribe
J And J Consumer Inc PEPCID AC famotidine TABLET, CHEWABLE;ORAL 020801-002 Dec 17, 2007 OTC Yes Yes ➤ Subscribe ➤ Subscribe Y ➤ Subscribe
J And J Consumer Inc PEPCID COMPLETE calcium carbonate; famotidine; magnesium hydroxide TABLET, CHEWABLE;ORAL 020958-001 Oct 16, 2000 OTC Yes Yes ➤ Subscribe ➤ Subscribe Y ➤ Subscribe
Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use Patent Submitted

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