Stephen Comiskey has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: Mucositis is treated and/or prevented by administrating to a patient a formulation comprising a tetracycline that is poorly absorbed from the gastro-intestinal tract. The tetracycline may be in the form of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or a base. The formulations may optionally also contain an antifungal agent to prevent fungal overgrowth due to reduction in the normal oral flora by the tetracycline. Such compositions have the advantage of treating the entire gastrointestinal tract since the active ingredient is not removed from the tract via absorption. Further, such compositions minimize systemic exposure and accompanying side effects.