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Peramivir Fact Sheet for Health Care Providers (cont.)


Peramivir Injection is a clear, iso-osmotic, sterile, nonpyrogenic solution in 200 mg per 20 mL (10 mg/mL) glass vials fitted with rubber stoppers and aluminum flip-off seals with blue buttons. Each mL of solution contains 10 mg Peramivir and 9 mg sodium chloride in Water for Injection. The pH is adjusted with sodium hydroxide, NF and/or hydrochloric acid, NF.

No preservative or bacteriostatic agent is present in the product.

Peramivir Injection is supplied in a 200 mg/20 mL single use vial. Five (5) single use vials, are packaged in a carton

Vials should be stored at room temperature (15 to 30°C; 59 to 86°F). [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION]


Peramivir is a neuraminidase inhibitor for influenza virus. The chemical name is (1S,2S,3R,4R)-3-[(1S)-1-(acetylamino)-2-ethylbutyl]-4-[(aminoiminomethyl)amino]-2- hydroxycyclopentanecarboxylic acid, trihydrate. The empirical formula is C15H34N4O7, representing a molecular weight of 382.45. The molecular structure is as follows

Peramivir Structural Formula Illustration


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Peramivir EUA, Fact Sheet for HCP Authorized by FDA on October 23, 2009

Last Editorial Review: 11/4/2009 11:24:16 AM

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