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Can you explain what a "pegylated" drug is?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Lasts longer

Pegylation is a way of attaching larger molecules to different medications which allows them to have more sustained effects.

In brief: Lasts longer

Pegylation is a way of attaching larger molecules to different medications which allows them to have more sustained effects.
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine

In brief: Slow release

Pegylation is a chemical process that allows for slower release of a medication.
The prime example is interferon.

In brief: Slow release

Pegylation is a chemical process that allows for slower release of a medication.
The prime example is interferon.
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