Patent Number: 8,877,238

Title: Film-coated tablet or granules containing as active ingredient a pyridylpyrimidine compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of this compound

Abstract: Film-coated tablet, consisting of a tablet core with a film coating, or granules containing as active ingredient a pyridylpyrimidine compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of this compound, preferably imatinib or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of imatinib, preferably imatinib monomethanesulfonate, wherein (i) the tablet cores and the granules have been produced by pressing of the starting materials and, prior to pressing of the starting materials, at least one of them has been dry-granulated, preferably compacted; (ii) the tablet cores and granule cores contain the active ingredient in a proportion of 25% by weight to 80% by weight, based on the total weight of the tablet cores or granule cores, together with (iii) at least one filler-binder, and optionally contain other additives; and (iv) the mean particle size distribution of at least 80% of the active ingredient is in the range from 0.01 mm to 1.0 mm.

Inventors: Rohrich; Lambert Tillmann (Rheinfelden, CH), Muller; Beat W. (Therwil, CH)

Assignee: Siegfried International AG

International Classification: A61K 9/14 (20060101); A61K 9/28 (20060101); A61K 9/22 (20060101); A61K 9/26 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00