The most used excipients in medicines

Friday January 27th, 2017


 The excipients are components that are used to obtain the desired pharmaceutical form (capsules, tablets, solutions, etc.), facilitating their construction and conservation.

 Some of the most commonly used types of excipients in the child pharmaceutical industry:

  • Binders: Allow a tablet to be attached and shaped. Usually they use starches, sugars and celluloses.
  • Diluents: They fill the contents of a pill or capsule. It is usually filled with vegetable cellulose or dibasic calcium phosphate. For soft capsules safflower flower is applied.
  • Disintegrators: They have the characteristic that they expand and dissolve when they come into contact with water.
  • Lubricants: Prevents ingredients from clumping into lumps or sticking to any of the machines when they are made. The most commonly used are talc or silica and steroid fats.
  • Coating: Protect the tablet ingredients from air, moisture and help make the tablet easier to digest.
  • Sweeteners: They give a more pleasant taste to the pills.


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