Granted: July 12, 2012
The current invention provides a controlled release oral solid formulation of levodopa comprising levodopa, a decarboxylase inhibitor, and a carboxylic acid. Also provided by this invention is multiparticulate, controlled release oral solid formulations of levodopa comprising: i) a controlled release component comprising a mixture of levodopa, a decarboxylase inhibitor and a rate controlling excipient; ii) a carboxylic acid component; and iii) an immediate release component comprising a…
Granted: July 7, 2005
The invention is directed to pharmaceutical dosage forms having immediate release via rapid oral disintegration, specifically, orally disintegrating tablets containing levodopa and carbidopa. The invention further provides formulations containing relatively increased amounts of carbidopa than previously available, including, for example, formulations containing carbidopa-levodopa ratios of about 1:1 to about 1:3.