Patent Number: 6,200,550

Title: Oral care compositions comprising coenzyme Q10

Abstract: The present invention provides oral care compositions comprising high concentrations of Coenzyme Q.sub.10 which are uniform, stable, and retain characteristics favorable to the consumer. The oral care compositions of the present invention include toothpastes and tooth gels, pastes, irragants, ointments, films, dental gels, mouth rinse, mouth spray, chewing gum, lozenges and a base composition for coating toothpicks and dental floss. In formulating the oral care compositions of the present invention, the Coenzyme Q.sub.10 is solubilized in a non-toxic solubilizing agent which is compatible with use in the oral cavity. The formulations further comprise a water soluble flavoring agent. Methods are also provided for preparing the oral care compositions of the present invention.

Inventors: Masterson; Robert V. (Vashon Island, WA), Manning; Laura D. (Kirkland, WA)

Assignee: Q-pharma, Inc.

International Classification: A61K 007/16 (); A61K 007/28 ()

Expiration Date: 03/13/2018