Wattanaporn Abramowitz - West Windsor NJ,
Ram Kapil - Princeton Junction NJ,
Todd Riccobene - Basking Ridge NJ,
Mahendra Dedhiya - Pomona NY,
Yan Yang - Roslyn Heights NY,
Anil Chhettry - Holtsville NY,
Forest Laboratories, Inc. - New York NY
Pursuant to the present invention, it has been found that a modified release composition containing the low permeability and poor solubility drug, lercanidipine, may be prepared which provides for therapeutically effective plasma concentrations of lercanidipine for a period of about 20 to about 25 hours. The modified release composition of the present invention provides modified release of lercanidipine independent of pH and therefore provides release of lercanidipine even upon exposure to the low pH use environments, such as gastric fluid.