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Details for Patent: 8,071,073


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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 Yes No See Plans and Pricing See Plans and Pricing Y See Plans and Pricing
Mylan Speciality Lp ASTEPRO azelastine hydrochloride SPRAY, METERED;NASAL 022203-002 Aug 31, 2009 DISCN No No See Plans and Pricing See Plans and Pricing Y See Plans and Pricing
Bayer Hlthcare ASTEPRO ALLERGY azelastine hydrochloride SPRAY, METERED;NASAL 213872-001 Jun 17, 2021 OTC Yes Yes See Plans and Pricing See Plans and Pricing Y See Plans and Pricing
Bayer Hlthcare CHILDREN'S ASTEPRO ALLERGY azelastine hydrochloride SPRAY, METERED;NASAL 213872-002 Jun 17, 2021 OTC Yes Yes See Plans and Pricing See Plans and Pricing Y See Plans and Pricing
>Applicant >Tradename >Generic Name >Dosage >NDA >Approval Date >TE >Type >RLD >RS >Patent No. >Patent Expiration >Product >Substance >Delist Req. >Patented / Exclusive Use >Submissiondate

International Family Members for US Patent 8,071,073

Country Patent Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Australia 2005309657 See Plans and Pricing
Australia 2012201428 See Plans and Pricing
Australia 2012203343 See Plans and Pricing
Brazil PI0517891 See Plans and Pricing
Canada 2588338 See Plans and Pricing
China 101098714 See Plans and Pricing
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