Patent Number: 8,586,085

Title: Methods and formulations for making pharmaceutical compositions containing bupropion

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generally provide pharmaceutical drug compositions, methods of preparing oral drug compositions, such as extended release dosage compositions, and methods for treating antidepressant or smoking cessation. In one aspect, the invention provides a pharmaceutical formulation comprising a core, including bupropion and its salt derivatives, and a coating. The coating may include from about 5% to about 99% by weight of the coating of a pharmaceutically acceptable pH-independent polymer. The coating may further include from about 0.001% to about 30% by weight of the coating of a surfactant. In another aspect, the invention provides methods for preparing and administering a pharmaceutical composition in oral dosage form, such as a tablet.

Inventors: Chow; San-Laung (San Jose, CA), Wong; David (Milpitas, CA), Garcia; Damian (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: Biokey, Inc.

International Classification: A61K 9/20 (20060101); A61K 9/24 (20060101); A61K 9/22 (20060101); A61K 9/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018