Patent Number: 6,183,780

Title: Oral delayed immediate release formulation and method for preparing the same

Abstract: The invention relates to an Oral Delayed Immediate Release formulation comprising a compressed core containing one or more active substances surrounded with a coating, wherein release of active substance from the core is caused by rupture of the coating after a definite lag-time, said core comprising one or more immediate release carriers and having no substantial swelling properties upon exposure to gastrointestinal fluids. The invention further relates to formulations containing an Immediate Release formulation combined with one or more Oral Delayed Immediate Release formulations with different lag-times and to a method of preparing an Oral Delayed Immediate Release formulation. The Oral Delayed Immediate Release formulation may be used for the application of active substances whenever a certain lag-time before release is advantageous, such as in be the case of anti-asthmatics, anti-emetics, cardiotonics, vasodilators, anti-vertigo and anti-meniere compounds, anti-hypertensives, sedatives, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety compounds, cortico-steroids, general anti-inflammatory compounds, anti-inflammatory compounds for gastrointestinal use, anti-ulceratives, analgetics, anti-aritmics, anti-rheumatics, anti-arthritic compounds and anti-angina compounds. The Oral Delayed Immediate Release formulation may also be used for the application of biological active compounds such as proteins, peptides, enzymes, vaccines and oligonucleotides.

Inventors: Van Balken; Paulus M. (Weesp, NL), Elbers; Jules A. C. (Weesp, NL), Frijlink; Henderik W. (Weesp, NL), Philips; Wienman E. (Weesp, NL)

Assignee: Duphar International Research B.V.

International Classification: A61K 39/145 (20060101); A61K 9/28 (20060101); A61K 9/48 (20060101); A61K 009/36 ()

Expiration Date: 02/06/2018