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An osmotic device for delivering an active agent is disclosed. The device is comprised of a wall surrounding in at least a part, a reservoir containing agent. The wall is formed of a material permeable to an external fluid and impermeable to agent. The reservoir is formed of a microporous material permeable to agent and fluid, and having at least one micropore that is a passageway for release of agent. The agent is soluble in the fluid and exhibits an osmotic pressure gradient against the fluid, or the agent has limited solubility in the fluid and is admixed with an osmotically effective compound soluble in fluid that exhibits an osmotic pressure gradient against fluid. In operation, agent is released by fluid permeating through the wall into the reservoir producing a solution of agent or a solution of compound containing agent, which solution in either instance is released through the micropore to the exterior of the device.

Title
Osmotic device having microporous reservoir
Application Number
5/611504
Publication Number
3977404
Application Date
September 8, 1975
Publication Date
August 31, 1976
Inventor
Felix Theeuwes
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Edward L Mandell
Thomas E Ciotti
Paul L Sabatine
Assignee
Alza Corporation
CA, US
IPC
A61M 31/00
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