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Follistim AQ Drug Description
Follistim® AQ
(follitropin beta) Injection
FOR SUBCUTANEOUS OR INTRAMUSCULAR USE ONLY
DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of follicle stimulating hormone (Follistim, Follistim AQ, Gonal-F, Gonal-f RFF, Gonal-f RFF Pen)?

Stop using follicle stimulating hormone and seek emergency medical attention or notify your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following serious side effects:

an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
pain, warmth, redness, numbness, or tingling in an arm or leg (which may indicate a blood clot);
confusion, severe...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Follistim AQ »




Follistim® AQ (follitropin beta injection) contains human follicle-stimulating
hormone (hFSH), a glycoprotein hormone which is manufactured by recombinant
DNA (rDNA) technology. The active drug substance, follitropin beta, has a dimeric
structure containing two glycoprotein subunits (alpha and beta). Both the 92
amino acid alpha-chain and the 111 amino acid beta-chain have complex heterogeneous
structures arising from two N-linked oligosaccharide chains. Follitropin beta
is synthesized in a Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line that has been transfected
with a plasmid containing the two subunit DNA sequences encoding for hFSH. The
purification process results ina highly purified preparation with a consistent
hFSH isoform profile and high specific activity1. The biological
activity is determined by measuring the increase in ovary weight in female rats.
The intrinsic luteinizing hormone (LH) activity in follitropin beta is less
than 1 IU per 40,000 IU FSH. The compound is considered to contain no LH activity.
The amino acid sequence and tertiary structure of the product are indistinguishable
from that of human follicle-stimulating hormone (hFSH) of urinary source. Also,
based on available data derived from physio-chemical tests and bioassay, follitropin
beta and follitropin alfa, another recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone
product, are indistinguishable.
Follistim® AQ is presented as a sterile aqueous solution intended for SUBCUTANEOUS
or INTRAMUSCULAR administration. Each single-use vial of Follistim® AQ contains
the following per 0.5 mL: 75 IU or 150 IU of FSH activity; 25 mg sucrose, NF;
7.35 mg sodium citrate (dihydrate), USP; 0.25 mg L-methionine, USP; 0.1 mg polysorbate
20, NF; and water for injection, USP. Hydrochloric acid, NF and/or sodium hydroxide,
NF are used to adjust the pHto 7.
The recombinant protein in Follistim® AQ has been standardized for FSH in
vivo bioactivity in terms of the First International Reference Preparation
for human menopausal gonadotropins (code 70/45), issued by the World Health
Organization Expert Committee on Biological Standardization (1982). Under current
storage conditions, Follistim® AQ may contain up to 11% of oxidized follitropin
beta.
In clinical trials with Follistim®, serum antibodies to FSH or anti-CHO
cell derived proteins were not detected in any of the treated patients after
exposure to Follistim®for up to three cycles.
Therapeutic Class: Infertility.
REFERENCES
1As determined by the Ph. Eur. test for FSH in
vivo bioactivity and on the basis of the molar extinction coefficient at
277 nm (ε s:mg-1cm-1) = 1.066.Last reviewed on RxList: 11/17/2008




Follistim AQ Drug Description
Follistim® AQ
(follitropin beta) Injection
FOR SUBCUTANEOUS OR INTRAMUSCULAR USE ONLY
DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of follicle stimulating hormone (Follistim, Follistim AQ, Gonal-F, Gonal-f RFF, Gonal-f RFF Pen)?

Stop using follicle stimulating hormone and seek emergency medical attention or notify your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following serious side effects:

an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
pain, warmth, redness, numbness, or tingling in an arm or leg (which may indicate a blood clot);
confusion, severe...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Follistim AQ »




Follistim® AQ (follitropin beta injection) contains human follicle-stimulating
hormone (hFSH), a glycoprotein hormone which is manufactured by recombinant
DNA (rDNA) technology. The active drug substance, follitropin beta, has a dimeric
structure containing two glycoprotein subunits (alpha and beta). Both the 92
amino acid alpha-chain and the 111 amino acid beta-chain have complex heterogeneous
structures arising from two N-linked oligosaccharide chains. Follitropin beta
is synthesized in a Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line that has been transfected
with a plasmid containing the two subunit DNA sequences encoding for hFSH. The
purification process results ina highly purified preparation with a consistent
hFSH isoform profile and high specific activity1. The biological
activity is determined by measuring the increase in ovary weight in female rats.
The intrinsic luteinizing hormone (LH) activity in follitropin beta is less
than 1 IU per 40,000 IU FSH. The compound is considered to contain no LH activity.
The amino acid sequence and tertiary structure of the product are indistinguishable
from that of human follicle-stimulating hormone (hFSH) of urinary source. Also,
based on available data derived from physio-chemical tests and bioassay, follitropin
beta and follitropin alfa, another recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone
product, are indistinguishable.
Follistim® AQ is presented as a sterile aqueous solution intended for SUBCUTANEOUS
or INTRAMUSCULAR administration. Each single-use vial of Follistim® AQ contains
the following per 0.5 mL: 75 IU or 150 IU of FSH activity; 25 mg sucrose, NF;
7.35 mg sodium citrate (dihydrate), USP; 0.25 mg L-methionine, USP; 0.1 mg polysorbate
20, NF; and water for injection, USP. Hydrochloric acid, NF and/or sodium hydroxide,
NF are used to adjust the pHto 7.
The recombinant protein in Follistim® AQ has been standardized for FSH in
vivo bioactivity in terms of the First International Reference Preparation
for human menopausal gonadotropins (code 70/45), issued by the World Health
Organization Expert Committee on Biological Standardization (1982). Under current
storage conditions, Follistim® AQ may contain up to 11% of oxidized follitropin
beta.
In clinical trials with Follistim®, serum antibodies to FSH or anti-CHO
cell derived proteins were not detected in any of the treated patients after
exposure to Follistim®for up to three cycles.
Therapeutic Class: Infertility.
REFERENCES
1As determined by the Ph. Eur. test for FSH in
vivo bioactivity and on the basis of the molar extinction coefficient at
277 nm (ε s:mg-1cm-1) = 1.066.Last reviewed on RxList: 11/17/2008




Follistim AQ Drug Description
Follistim® AQ
(follitropin beta) Injection
FOR SUBCUTANEOUS OR INTRAMUSCULAR USE ONLY
DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of follicle stimulating hormone (Follistim, Follistim AQ, Gonal-F, Gonal-f RFF, Gonal-f RFF Pen)?

Stop using follicle stimulating hormone and seek emergency medical attention or notify your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following serious side effects:

an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
pain, warmth, redness, numbness, or tingling in an arm or leg (which may indicate a blood clot);
confusion, severe...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Follistim AQ »




Follistim® AQ (follitropin beta injection) contains human follicle-stimulating
hormone (hFSH), a glycoprotein hormone which is manufactured by recombinant
DNA (rDNA) technology. The active drug substance, follitropin beta, has a dimeric
structure containing two glycoprotein subunits (alpha and beta). Both the 92
amino acid alpha-chain and the 111 amino acid beta-chain have complex heterogeneous
structures arising from two N-linked oligosaccharide chains. Follitropin beta
is synthesized in a Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line that has been transfected
with a plasmid containing the two subunit DNA sequences encoding for hFSH. The
purification process results ina highly purified preparation with a consistent
hFSH isoform profile and high specific activity1. The biological
activity is determined by measuring the increase in ovary weight in female rats.
The intrinsic luteinizing hormone (LH) activity in follitropin beta is less
than 1 IU per 40,000 IU FSH. The compound is considered to contain no LH activity.
The amino acid sequence and tertiary structure of the product are indistinguishable
from that of human follicle-stimulating hormone (hFSH) of urinary source. Also,
based on available data derived from physio-chemical tests and bioassay, follitropin
beta and follitropin alfa, another recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone
product, are indistinguishable.
Follistim® AQ is presented as a sterile aqueous solution intended for SUBCUTANEOUS
or INTRAMUSCULAR administration. Each single-use vial of Follistim® AQ contains
the following per 0.5 mL: 75 IU or 150 IU of FSH activity; 25 mg sucrose, NF;
7.35 mg sodium citrate (dihydrate), USP; 0.25 mg L-methionine, USP; 0.1 mg polysorbate
20, NF; and water for injection, USP. Hydrochloric acid, NF and/or sodium hydroxide,
NF are used to adjust the pHto 7.
The recombinant protein in Follistim® AQ has been standardized for FSH in
vivo bioactivity in terms of the First International Reference Preparation
for human menopausal gonadotropins (code 70/45), issued by the World Health
Organization Expert Committee on Biological Standardization (1982). Under current
storage conditions, Follistim® AQ may contain up to 11% of oxidized follitropin
beta.
In clinical trials with Follistim®, serum antibodies to FSH or anti-CHO
cell derived proteins were not detected in any of the treated patients after
exposure to Follistim®for up to three cycles.
Therapeutic Class: Infertility.
REFERENCES
1As determined by the Ph. Eur. test for FSH in
vivo bioactivity and on the basis of the molar extinction coefficient at
277 nm (ε s:mg-1cm-1) = 1.066.Last reviewed on RxList: 11/17/2008




Follistim AQ Drug Description
Follistim® AQ
(follitropin beta) Injection
FOR SUBCUTANEOUS OR INTRAMUSCULAR USE ONLY
DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of follicle stimulating hormone (Follistim, Follistim AQ, Gonal-F, Gonal-f RFF, Gonal-f RFF Pen)?

Stop using follicle stimulating hormone and seek emergency medical attention or notify your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following serious side effects:

an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
pain, warmth, redness, numbness, or tingling in an arm or leg (which may indicate a blood clot);
confusion, severe...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Follistim AQ »




Follistim® AQ (follitropin beta injection) contains human follicle-stimulating
hormone (hFSH), a glycoprotein hormone which is manufactured by recombinant
DNA (rDNA) technology. The active drug substance, follitropin beta, has a dimeric
structure containing two glycoprotein subunits (alpha and beta). Both the 92
amino acid alpha-chain and the 111 amino acid beta-chain have complex heterogeneous
structures arising from two N-linked oligosaccharide chains. Follitropin beta
is synthesized in a Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line that has been transfected
with a plasmid containing the two subunit DNA sequences encoding for hFSH. The
purification process results ina highly purified preparation with a consistent
hFSH isoform profile and high specific activity1. The biological
activity is determined by measuring the increase in ovary weight in female rats.
The intrinsic luteinizing hormone (LH) activity in follitropin beta is less
than 1 IU per 40,000 IU FSH. The compound is considered to contain no LH activity.
The amino acid sequence and tertiary structure of the product are indistinguishable
from that of human follicle-stimulating hormone (hFSH) of urinary source. Also,
based on available data derived from physio-chemical tests and bioassay, follitropin
beta and follitropin alfa, another recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone
product, are indistinguishable.
Follistim® AQ is presented as a sterile aqueous solution intended for SUBCUTANEOUS
or INTRAMUSCULAR administration. Each single-use vial of Follistim® AQ contains
the following per 0.5 mL: 75 IU or 150 IU of FSH activity; 25 mg sucrose, NF;
7.35 mg sodium citrate (dihydrate), USP; 0.25 mg L-methionine, USP; 0.1 mg polysorbate
20, NF; and water for injection, USP. Hydrochloric acid, NF and/or sodium hydroxide,
NF are used to adjust the pHto 7.
The recombinant protein in Follistim® AQ has been standardized for FSH in
vivo bioactivity in terms of the First International Reference Preparation
for human menopausal gonadotropins (code 70/45), issued by the World Health
Organization Expert Committee on Biological Standardization (1982). Under current
storage conditions, Follistim® AQ may contain up to 11% of oxidized follitropin
beta.
In clinical trials with Follistim®, serum antibodies to FSH or anti-CHO
cell derived proteins were not detected in any of the treated patients after
exposure to Follistim®for up to three cycles.
Therapeutic Class: Infertility.
REFERENCES
1As determined by the Ph. Eur. test for FSH in
vivo bioactivity and on the basis of the molar extinction coefficient at
277 nm (ε s:mg-1cm-1) = 1.066.Last reviewed on RxList: 11/17/2008




Follistim AQ Drug Description
Follistim® AQ
(follitropin beta) Injection
FOR SUBCUTANEOUS OR INTRAMUSCULAR USE ONLY
DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of follicle stimulating hormone (Follistim, Follistim AQ, Gonal-F, Gonal-f RFF, Gonal-f RFF Pen)?

Stop using follicle stimulating hormone and seek emergency medical attention or notify your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following serious side effects:

an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
pain, warmth, redness, numbness, or tingling in an arm or leg (which may indicate a blood clot);
confusion, severe...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Follistim AQ »




Follistim® AQ (follitropin beta injection) contains human follicle-stimulating
hormone (hFSH), a glycoprotein hormone which is manufactured by recombinant
DNA (rDNA) technology. The active drug substance, follitropin beta, has a dimeric
structure containing two glycoprotein subunits (alpha and beta). Both the 92
amino acid alpha-chain and the 111 amino acid beta-chain have complex heterogeneous
structures arising from two N-linked oligosaccharide chains. Follitropin beta
is synthesized in a Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line that has been transfected
with a plasmid containing the two subunit DNA sequences encoding for hFSH. The
purification process results ina highly purified preparation with a consistent
hFSH isoform profile and high specific activity1. The biological
activity is determined by measuring the increase in ovary weight in female rats.
The intrinsic luteinizing hormone (LH) activity in follitropin beta is less
than 1 IU per 40,000 IU FSH. The compound is considered to contain no LH activity.
The amino acid sequence and tertiary structure of the product are indistinguishable
from that of human follicle-stimulating hormone (hFSH) of urinary source. Also,
based on available data derived from physio-chemical tests and bioassay, follitropin
beta and follitropin alfa, another recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone
product, are indistinguishable.
Follistim® AQ is presented as a sterile aqueous solution intended for SUBCUTANEOUS
or INTRAMUSCULAR administration. Each single-use vial of Follistim® AQ contains
the following per 0.5 mL: 75 IU or 150 IU of FSH activity; 25 mg sucrose, NF;
7.35 mg sodium citrate (dihydrate), USP; 0.25 mg L-methionine, USP; 0.1 mg polysorbate
20, NF; and water for injection, USP. Hydrochloric acid, NF and/or sodium hydroxide,
NF are used to adjust the pHto 7.
The recombinant protein in Follistim® AQ has been standardized for FSH in
vivo bioactivity in terms of the First International Reference Preparation
for human menopausal gonadotropins (code 70/45), issued by the World Health
Organization Expert Committee on Biological Standardization (1982). Under current
storage conditions, Follistim® AQ may contain up to 11% of oxidized follitropin
beta.
In clinical trials with Follistim®, serum antibodies to FSH or anti-CHO
cell derived proteins were not detected in any of the treated patients after
exposure to Follistim®for up to three cycles.
Therapeutic Class: Infertility.
REFERENCES
1As determined by the Ph. Eur. test for FSH in
vivo bioactivity and on the basis of the molar extinction coefficient at
277 nm (ε s:mg-1cm-1) = 1.066.Last reviewed on RxList: 11/17/2008





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