Patent Number: 8,506,990

Title: Local administration of gallium compositions to treat pain

Abstract: Provided are methods of treating pain, including neuropathic pain, in human and veterinary individuals. These methods employ locally administrable pharmaceutical gallium compositions, including pharmaceutical gallium compositions suitable for administration to the skin and mucous membranes. The compositions comprise pharmaceutically acceptable gallium compounds, such as gallium maltolate or gallium nitrate, together with pharmaceutically acceptable carriers suitable for local administration, including those suitable for topical administration. The administration of such compositions provides relief from pain, itching, allodynia, hyperalgesia, and related symptoms.

Inventors: Bernstein; Lawrence Richard (Menlo Park, CA)

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International Classification: A61K 31/555 (20060101); A61P 29/00 (20060101); A61P 25/00 (20060101); A61P 17/02 (20060101); A61P 37/08 (20060101); A61K 33/24 (20060101); A61K 9/70 (20060101); A61K 9/68 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-08-13 0:00:00