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Details for Patent: 8,071,073

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Which drugs does patent 8,071,073 protect, and when does it expire?

Patent 8,071,073 protects ASTEPRO and is included in one NDA.

This patent has forty-seven patent family members in twenty-two countries.

Summary for Patent: 8,071,073
Title:Compositions comprising azelastine and methods of use thereof
Abstract: The present invention provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising azelastine, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof including azelastine hydrochloride, and optionally one or more additional active agents. Preferred such compositions further comprise one or more pharmaceutically acceptable carriers or excipients that reduce the amount of post-nasal drip, and/or that minimize or mask the unpleasant bitter taste associated with post-nasal drip, of the compositions into the oral cavity, upon intranasal or ocular administration of the compositions. Especially effective excipients used in the compositions of the present invention are hypromellose as a viscosity modifier and sucralose as a taste-masking agent. The invention also provides methods of treating or preventing certain disorders, or symptomatic relief therefrom, by administering the compositions of the invention to a patient, e.g., for the symptomatic relief of allergic rhinitis, non-allergic vasomotor rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, as well as other disorders. The compositions and methods of the present invention provide significant value in terms of patient acceptability, convenience, and compliance.
Inventor(s): Dang; Phuong Grace (Corona, CA), Lawrence; Brian D. (Somerset, NJ), Balwani; Gul (West Windsor, NJ), D'Addio; Alexander D. (Piscataway, NJ)
Assignee: MEDA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Somerset, NJ)
Application Number:11/284,109
Patent Litigation and PTAB cases: See patent lawsuits and PTAB cases for patent 8,071,073
Patent Claim Types:
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Use; Composition; Formulation; Compound; Delivery;

Drugs Protected by US Patent 8,071,073

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use Submissiondate
Mylan Speciality Lp ASTEPRO azelastine hydrochloride SPRAY, METERED;NASAL 022203-001 Oct 15, 2008 DISCN No No   Start Trial   Start Trial Y   Start Trial
Mylan Speciality Lp ASTEPRO azelastine hydrochloride SPRAY, METERED;NASAL 022203-002 Aug 31, 2009 AB RX Yes Yes   Start Trial   Start Trial Y   Start Trial
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