Bydureon

DRUG DESCRIPTION

BYDUREON (exenatide extended-release for injectable suspension) is supplied as a sterile powder to be suspended in the diluent included in the single-dose tray and administered by subcutaneous injection. Exenatide is a 39-amino acid synthetic peptide amide with an empirical formula of C184H282N50O60S and a molecular weight of 4186.6 Daltons. The amino acid sequence for exenatide is shown below.

H-His-Gly-Glu-Gly-Thr-Phe-Thr-Ser-Asp-Leu-Ser-Lys-Gln-Met-Glu-Glu-Glu-Ala-Val-Arg-Leu-Phe-Ile-Glu-Trp-Leu-Lys-Asn-Gly-Gly-Pro-Ser-Ser-Gly-Ala-Pro-Pro-Pro-Ser-NH2

BYDUREON is a white to off-white powder that is available in a dosage strength of 2 mg exenatide per vial. Exenatide is incorporated in an extended release microsphere formulation containing the 50:50 poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) polymer (37.2 mg per vial) along with sucrose (0.8 mg per vial). The powder must be suspended in the diluent prior to injection. The diluent is provided in a prefilled syringe. Each prefilled syringe delivers 0.65 mL of the diluent as a clear, colorless to pale yellow solution composed of carboxymethylcellulose sodium (23 mg), polysorbate 20 (0.77 mg), sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate (0.74 mg), sodium phosphate dibasic heptahydrate (0.62 mg), sodium chloride (5.0 mg), and water for injection.



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