Delivery of opioids through an inhalation route

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6776978
APP PUB NO 20030017119A1
SERIAL NO

10153839

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Abstract

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The present invention relates to the delivery of opioids through an inhalation route. Specifically, it relates to aerosols containing opioids that are used in inhalation therapy. In a composition aspect of the present invention, the aerosol comprises particles comprising at least 5 percent by weight of an opioid. In a method aspect of the present invention, an opioid is delivered to a mammal through an inhalation route. The method comprises: a) heating a composition, wherein the composition comprises at least 5 percent by weight of an opioid, to form a vapor; and, b) allowing the vapor to cool, thereby forming a condensation aerosol comprising particles, which is inhaled by the mammal. In a kit aspect of the present invention, a kit for delivering an opioid through an inhalation route to a mammal is provided which comprises: a) a composition comprising at least 5 percent by weight of an opioid; and, b) a device that forms an opioid aerosol from the composition, for inhalation by the mammal.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ALEXZA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.PALO ALTO, CA64

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Rabinowitz, Joshua D Mountain View, CA 146 8103
Zaffaroni, Alejandro C Atherton, CA 108 6937

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