Patent Number: 6,254,882

Title: Methods and compositions for treating pulmonary disorders using optically pure (S)--salmeterol

Abstract: A method and composition are disclosed utilizing the pure (S) isomer of salmeterol which is a potent bronchodilator with reduced adverse effects, having a better selectivity for .beta..sub.2 receptors than the corresponding R enantiomer or the racemate.

Inventors: Jerussi; Thomas P. (Framingham, MA)

Assignee: Sepracor Inc.

International Classification: A61K 9/20 (20060101); A61K 31/137 (20060101); A61K 9/72 (20060101); A61K 9/22 (20060101); A61K 31/138 (20060101); A61K 9/52 (20060101); A61P 11/00 (20060101); A61K 9/70 (20060101); A01G 25/00 (20060101); A61K 9/00 (20060101); A61K 9/12 (20060101); A61K 31/135 (20060101); A61K 9/48 (20060101); A61P 11/08 (20060101); A61K 009/70 (); A61K 009/22 (); A61K 009/52 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018