Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
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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.  
Top Medications with this excipient
- Alka-Seltzer Fruit Chews (Antacid) calcium carbonate 750 mg
- Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine 20 mg
- Bupropion Hydrochloride Extended-Release (SR) 100 mg
- Bupropion Hydrochloride Extended-Release (SR) 150 mg
- Charlotte 24 Fe ethinyl estradiol 20 mcg / norethindrone acetate 1 mg
- Coricidin HBP Cold & Flu acetaminophen 325 mg / chlorpheniramine maleate 2 mg
- Diclofenac Sodium Extended-Release 100 mg
- Guaifenesin 200 mg
- Junel 1.5/30 ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg / norethindrone 1.5 mg
- Megestrol Acetate 40 mg
- Melodetta 24 Fe ethinyl estradiol 20 mcg / norethindrone acetate 1 mg
- Methylergonovine Maleate 0.2 mg
- OB Complete Prenatal Multivitamins with Folic Acid 1.25 mg
- OB Complete Premier Prenatal Multivitamins with Folic Acid 1 mg
- Prenatal Vitamins Plus Low Iron Prenatal Multivitamins with Folic Acid 1 mg
- Reserpine 0.1 mg
- Reserpine 0.25 mg
- Senna sennosides 8.6 mg
- Synthroid 0.125 mg
- Unithroid 137 mcg (0.137 mg)
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