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Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is it?

Acacia, also known as gum Arabic, is used in the pharmaceutical industry as an emulsifier, stabilizing agent, suspending agent, tablet binder, and viscosity-increasing agent.

Acacia is the dried gummy exudation from Acacia senegal and other species of Acacia (family Leguminosae), prepared as a mucilage and syrup. It is also used in the cooking industry to give body and texture to processed foods. [1] [2]

[1] Dave RH. Overview of pharmaceutical excipients used in tablets and capsules. Drug Topics (online). Advanstar. 10/24/2008 Accessed 08/19/2011

[2] Acacia Gum Information.; MedFacts Natural Products. Updated October 4, 2011. Accessed October 24, 2011.

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