Global patent index - EP 1059918 A1

EP 1059918 A1 2000-12-20 - NOVEL DOSAGE FORM

Title (en)

NOVEL DOSAGE FORM

Title (de)

NEUE DOSIERUNGSFORM

Title (fr)

NOUVELLE FORME POSOLOGIQUE

Publication

EP 1059918 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99901758 A

Priority

  • GB 9900193 W
  • GB 9801363 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9937290A1] The present invention provides an orally administrable pharmaceutical dose unit of a size greater than 7 mm comprising a drug and an outer coating which is adapted to prevent release of said drug into the stomach or the small intestine when the pharmaceutical dose unit is in the presence of food. The present invention further provides an orally administrable pharmaceutical dose unit of a size greater than 7 mm which comprises a drug and an outer coating wherein the coating is made of a material that is soluble at pH values below 5.0 and is adapted to provide a separation of the pharmaceutical dose unit from co-administered food material. Preferably, the pharmaceutical dose unit is in the form of a coated tablet or capsule. Conveniently, the outer coating is a polymer. In addition, the invention relates to a method for separating an orally administrable pharmaceutical dose unit from co-administered food, and to the use of said pharmaceutical dose units in medicine.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61K 9/28; A61K 9/48

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61K 9/28 (2006.01); A61K 9/48 (2006.01); A61K 31/198 (2006.01); A61K 31/34 (2006.01); A61K 31/401 (2006.01); A61K 31/4152 (2006.01); A61K 31/43 (2006.01); A61K 31/496 (2006.01); A61K 31/522 (2006.01); A61K 31/545 (2006.01); A61K 31/65 (2006.01); A61K 31/663 (2006.01); A61K 47/32 (2006.01); A61K 47/38 (2006.01); A61K 47/42 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61K 9/2846 (2013.01); A61K 9/4891 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9937290A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9937290 A1 19990729; AR 014467 A1 20010228; AU 2176099 A 19990809; CA 2318257 A1 19990729; EP 1059918 A1 20001220; GB 9801363 D0 19980318; JP 2002501016 A 20020115; NO 20003640 A 20000912; NO 20003640 D0 20000714; ZA 9900454 B 20001023

INPADOC legal status

2004-02-11 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20030731

2000-12-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000715

2000-12-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE