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Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
What is it?
Aluminum Stearate (C54H105AlO6) exists as white powder and is an aluminum salt of stearic acid. In the pharmaceutical industry, it is used as an anticaking agent; colorant; emulsion stabilizer; and viscosity increasing agent. According to the FDA, aluminum stearate is considered safe for general or specific, limited use in food. Aluminum stearate is not classifiable as a human carcinogen (cancer-causing agent).
Top medications with this excipient
- Aspirin and Extended-Release Dipyridamole 25 mg / 200 mg
- Isosorbide Mononitrate 20 mg
- Isosorbide Mononitrate 10 mg
- Monoket 10 mg
- Monoket 20 mg
- NCBI. PubChem. Stearic acid compound summary. Accessed January 10, 2014. http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/summary/summary.cgi?cid=12496&loc=ec_rcs#itabs-2d
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