What does "HCL" stand for after the drug name?
- 5 Jan 2010 by lmcollins
- 28 Jan 2013
- methadone, hydrochloride, medication, pharmacist, drug
For example: Methadone HCL 10 MG Tablet?
It stands for Hydrochloride. Most drugs have HCL following the drug name. Hope this helps!
Hydrogen (H) Chlorine (CL)
Used in the production of many medications in order to render them stable and soluble. With the base (the medication) it forms a salt that has a much longer life than the medication would have in its 'freebase' form.
HCL (acid) is the hydrochloride form but more importantly the answer you seek concerns "is the acid form best for your application" HCL is the converted form of many compounds for shelf life extension and durability. HCL's are actually poor versions of their former self.
Its hydrochloride. Its just identifying the chemical salt of the drug. Its not important so some don't use it in the name.
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