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TRADJENTA (linagliptin) tablets contain, as the active ingredient, an orally-active inhibitor of the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) enzyme.
Linagliptin is described chemically as 1H-Purine-2,6-dione, 8-[(3R)-3-amino-l-piperidinyl]-7-(2-butyn-l-yl)-3,7-dihydro-3-methyl-l-[(4-methyl-2-quinazolinyl)methyl]-
The empirical formula is C25H28N8O2 and the molecular weight is 472.54 g/mol. The structural formula is:
Linagliptin is a white to yellowish, not or only slightly hygroscopic solid substance. It is very slightly soluble in water (0.9 mg/mL). Linagliptin is soluble in methanol (ca. 60 mg/mL), sparingly soluble in ethanol (ca. 10 mg/mL), very slightly soluble in isopropanol ( < 1 mg/mL), and very slightly soluble in acetone (ca. 1 mg/mL).
Each film-coated tablet of TRADJENTA contains 5 mg of linagliptin free base and the following inactive ingredients: mannitol, pregelatinized starch, corn starch, copovidone, and magnesium stearate. In addition, the film coating contains the following inactive ingredients: hypromellose, titanium dioxide, talc, polyethylene glycol, and red ferric oxide.
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/29/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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