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Details for Patent: 8,642,012

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Patent 8,642,012 protects RAVICTI and is included in one NDA. There has been one Paragraph IV challenge on Ravicti.

This patent has fourteen patent family members in five countries.

Summary for Patent: 8,642,012

Title:Methods of treatment using ammonia-scavenging drugs
Abstract: The invention provides a method for determining a dose and schedule and making dose adjustments of PBA prodrugs used to treat nitrogen retention states, or ammonia accumulation disorders, by measuring urinary excretion of phenylacetylglutamine and/or total urinary nitrogen. The invention provides methods to select an appropriate dosage of a PBA prodrug based on the patient's dietary protein intake, or based on previous treatments administered to the patient. The methods are applicable to selecting or modifying a dosing regimen for a subject receiving an orally administered ammonia scavenging drug.
Inventor(s): Scharschmidt; Bruce (South San Francisco, CA)
Assignee: Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. (South San Francisco, CA)
Application Number:12/350,111
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Field: Pharmaceuticals
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Forward Citations: 2nd percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Horizon Theraps Inc
glycerol phenylbutyrate
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International Patent Family for Patent: 8,642,012

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Japan5577341<disabled in preview>
United Kingdom201013468<disabled in preview>
United Kingdom2470310<disabled in preview>
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