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Details for Patent: 7,553,818

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Patent 7,553,818 protects QSYMIA and is included in one NDA. There has been one Paragraph IV challenge on Qsymia.

This patent has twenty-two patent family members in ten countries.

Summary for Patent: 7,553,818

Title:Combination therapy for effecting weight loss and treating obesity
Abstract: The present invention features a novel therapy for effecting weight loss which involves treating a subject with a sympathomimetic agent (e.g., phentermine or a phentermine-like drug) in combination with an anticonvulsant sulfamate derivative (e.g., topiramate) such that the subject experiences weight loss. The combination methods of the present invention also are effective against symptoms associated with Syndrome X. The invention also features pharmaceutical compositions and kits for use in the practice of these novel therapies.
Inventor(s): Najarian; Thomas (Los Osos, CA)
Assignee: Vivus, Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Application Number:11/385,198
Patent Claim Types:
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Patent Metrics:
Source: PatentQuant.com
Field: Pharmaceuticals
Back Citations: 19th percentile
Forward Citations: 0th percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Vivus
QSYMIA
phentermine hydrochloride; topiramate
CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL022580-001Jul 17, 2012RXNo7,553,818► subscribe USE OF QSYMIA (PHENTERMINE AND TOPIRAMATE) FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO EFFECTING WEIGHT LOSS, TREATING OBESITY, AND/OR TREATING OVERWEIGHT
Vivus
QSYMIA
phentermine hydrochloride; topiramate
CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL022580-002Jul 17, 2012RXNo7,553,818► subscribe USE OF QSYMIA (PHENTERMINE AND TOPIRAMATE) FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO EFFECTING WEIGHT LOSS, TREATING OBESITY, AND/OR TREATING OVERWEIGHT
Vivus
QSYMIA
phentermine hydrochloride; topiramate
CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL022580-003Jul 17, 2012RXNo7,553,818► subscribe USE OF QSYMIA (PHENTERMINE AND TOPIRAMATE) FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO EFFECTING WEIGHT LOSS, TREATING OBESITY, AND/OR TREATING OVERWEIGHT
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Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 7,553,818

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Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
8,802,636Combination therapy for treatment of sleep apnea► subscribe
7,056,890Combination therapy for effecting weight loss and treating obesity► subscribe
7,659,256Combination therapy for effecting weight loss and treating obesity► subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 7,553,818

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Austria369126► subscribe
Australia2008262566► subscribe
Australia5489600► subscribe
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