Impax Laboratories Patent Grants

Controlled release formulations of levodopa and uses thereof

Granted: January 3, 2017
Patent Number: 9533046
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…

Controlled release formulations of levodopa and uses thereof

Granted: October 11, 2016
Patent Number: 9463246
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…

Controlled release formulations of levodopa and uses thereof

Granted: July 28, 2015
Patent Number: 9089607
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…

Controlled release formulations of levodopa and uses thereof

Granted: July 28, 2015
Patent Number: 9089608
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…

Controlled release formulations of levodopa and uses thereof

Granted: October 15, 2013
Patent Number: 8557283
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…

Controlled release formulations of levodopa and uses thereof

Granted: June 4, 2013
Patent Number: 8454998
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…

Controlled release formulations of levodopa and uses thereof

Granted: February 19, 2013
Patent Number: 8377474
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…

Pharmaceutical dosage forms having immediate release and/or controlled release properties

Granted: August 30, 2011
Patent Number: 8007827
The present invention relates generally to pharmaceutical dosage forms comprising: an absorption window active agent; a controlled release component comprising enteric-coated controlled release beads, wherein the enteric-coated release beads comprise at least two pH-sensitive polymer layers. The controlled-release dosage forms provide good bioavailability of absorption window active agents.

Combination immediate release controlled release levodopa/carbidopa dosage forms

Granted: August 22, 2006
Patent Number: 7094427
The present invention relates to dosage forms of a combination of carbidopa and levodopa comprising both immediate release and controlled release components for the treatment of ailments associated with depleted amounts of dopamine in a patient's brain tissue.

Drug delivery system for enhanced bioavailability of hydrophobic active ingredients

Granted: March 11, 2003
Patent Number: 6531158
The present invention provides a drug delivery system for the oral administration of a hydrophobic active ingredient. The active ingredient's post-ingestion dissolution rate and its corresponding bioavailability can be optimized by intimately mixing a micronized hydrophobic drug with suitably sized inert particles to a dispersion that will facilitate desired bioavailability. In a particular embodiment, the hydrophobic active ingredient is fenofibrate. Suitably sized inert particles…

Stabilized pharmaceutical compositions containing bupropion hydrochloride

Granted: December 25, 2001
Patent Number: 6333332
This invention is directed to stabilized pharmaceutical preparations containing bupropion hydrochloride. The preferred stabilizers comprise salts of organic bases including those selected from the group consisting of creatinine hydrochloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, and thiamine hydrochloride. Another stabilizer utilized includes a salt of an inorganic acid such as potassium phosphate monobasic. The compositions retain at least 80% of the initial potency of bupropion hydrochloride…