Taste masking rapid release coating system

CAFC
  • US 6,740,341 B1
  • Filed: 11/24/1999
  • Issued: 05/25/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/25/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A taste masked formulation which rapidly releases a drug in the stomach of a patient comprising:

  • a drug-containing core;

    a taste masking layer having a thickness of between about 5 and about 75 microns composed of a material which is generally insoluble in saliva at a neutral to basic pH and completely soluble in saliva at a pH of less than about 6.5; and

    a spacing layer having a thickness of between about 5 and about 75 microns surrounding said core and substantially completely sequestering said core from said taste masking layer and being capable of rapidly exposing said core when exposed in the stomach of a patient;

    said taste masking layer preventing exposure of said spacing layer in the mouth of a patient for a period of at least about 20 seconds after being placed into the mouth and being capable of rapidly exposing said spacing layer when in the stomach of a patient;

    wherein the taste-masked formulation disintegrates in the mouth of a patient in less than 90 seconds to form a suspension of particles;

    wherein the coated drug-containing core generally has a diameter of no larger than 1,500 microns.

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