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Details for Patent: 6,946,149

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Patent 6,946,149 protects SUPREP BOWEL PREP KIT and is included in one NDA. There has been one Paragraph IV challenge on Suprep Bowel Prep Kit. There is one tentative approval for the compound protected by this patent. Additional details are available via the generic ingredient links below.

This patent has seventeen patent family members in thirteen countries.

Summary for Patent: 6,946,149

Title: Salt solution for colon cleansing
Abstract:The field of colonic diagnostic and surgical procedures is hampered by the lack of optimal means available to cleanse the colon. A compromise between convenient, distasteful, solid or low volume, hyperosmotic solutions which cause considerable fluid and electrolyte imbalances in patients and large volume, difficult to consume, iso-osmotic solutions has had to be made heretofore. This invention describes a low volume, hyper-osmotic solution consisting of sulfate salts with and with out polyethylene glycol. Unlike prior art, this composition is useful for the cleansing of the bowel and, in lower volumes, as a laxative, without producing clinically significant changes in bodily function.
Inventor(s): Cleveland; Mark vB. (Duxbury, MA)
Assignee: Braintree Laboratories, Inc. (Braintree, MA)
Application Number:10/135,857
Patent Claim Types:
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Composition; Formulation; Use;
Patent Metrics:
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Field: Not categorized
Back Citations: 9th percentile
Forward Citations: 1st percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Braintree Labs
SUPREP BOWEL PREP KIT
magnesium sulfate anhydrous; potassium sulfate; sodium sulfate
SOLUTION;ORAL022372-001Aug 5, 2010RXYes6,946,149► subscribeY GASTROINTESTINAL LAVAGE INDICATED FOR CLEANSING OF THE COLON AS A PREPARATION FOR COLONOSCOPY IN ADULTS
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International Patent Family for Patent: 6,946,149

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Austria457172► subscribe
Austria528011► subscribe
Australia2003231160► subscribe
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