Delivery Of Antidepressants Through An Inhalation Route


The present invention relates to the delivery of antidepressants through an inhalation route. Specifically, it relates to aerosols containing an antidepressant that are used in inhalation therapy. In a method aspect of the present invention, an antidepressant is administered to a patient through an inhalation route. The method comprises: a) heating a thin layer of an antidepressant, on a solid support, form a vapor; and, b) passing air through the heated vapor to produce aerosol particles having less than 5% antidepressant degradation products. In a kit aspect of the present invention, a kit for delivering an antidepressant through an inhalation route to a mammal is provided which comprises: a) a thin coating of an antidepressant composition and b) a device for dispensing said thin coating as a condensation aerosol.

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  • Publication: Feb 3, 2009
  • Application: Jun 13, 2006
    US US 45185306 A
  • Priority: Jun 13, 2006
    US US 45185306 A
  • Priority: Jan 27, 2004
    US US 76656604 A
  • Priority: Dec 12, 2003
    US US 73490203 A
  • Priority: May 16, 2002
    US US 15162602 A
  • Priority: Sep 5, 2001
    US US 31747901 P
  • Priority: May 24, 2001
    US US 29420301 P

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