Hydrocodone bitartrate is morphinan-6-one, 4,5-epoxy-3-methoxy-17-methyl-, (5α)-, [R-(R*,R*)]-2,3-dihydroxybutanedioate (1:1), hydrate (2:5); also known as 4,5α-Epoxy-3-methoxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-one tartrate (1:1) hydrate (2:5); a fine white crystal or crystalline powder, which is derived from the opium alkaloid, thebaine; and may be represented by the following structural formula:
Molecular weight = 494.5
Purdue’s hydrocodone bitartrate tablets granted priority review designation
Purdue Pharma has been granted priority review designation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its hydrocodone bitartrate extended-release tablets for treatment of chronic pain.
The once-daily, single-entity pain medication was formulated to incorporate abuse-deterrent properties designed to make the product more difficult to manipulate for misuse or abuse by various routes of administration.http://www.pharmaceutical-technology.com/news/newspurdues-hydrocodone-bitartrate-tablets-granted-priority-review-designation-4313765?WT.mc_id=DN_News