Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on April 29, 2020.
What is it?
Various calcium phosphates are used as diluents in the pharmaceutical industry. Diluents are added to pharmaceutical tablets or capsules to make the product large enough for swallowing and handling, and more stable.
Some calcium phosphate salts can be anhydrous, meaning the water has been removed from the salt form. Other calcium phosphates are termed dibasic, meaning they have two replaceable hydrogen atoms.
There is no evidence in the available information on calcium phopshate that demonstrates or suggests reasonable grounds to suspect a hazard to the public when they are used at levels that are now current or that might reasonably be expected in the future.
Top Medications with this excipient
- Aldex-CT 12.5 mg / 5 mg
- Amlodipine Besylate and Benazepril Hydrochloride 10 mg / 20 mg
- Amlodipine Besylate and Benazepril Hydrochloride 10 mg / 40 mg
- Amlodipine Besylate and Benazepril Hydrochloride 2.5 mg / 10 mg
- Amlodipine Besylate and Benazepril Hydrochloride 5 mg / 40 mg
- Cataflam diclofenac potassium 50 mg
- Corvite Fe Multiple Vitamins with Folic Acid and Iron
- Lotrel 5 mg / 10 mg
- Lotrel 5 mg / 20 mg
- Lotrel 2.5 mg / 10 mg
- Lotrel 10 mg / 40 mg
- Lotrel 5 mg / 40 mg
- OB Complete Gold Prenatal Multivitamins with Folic Acid 1 mg
- Paroxetine Hydrochloride 30 mg
- Paroxetine Hydrochloride 10 mg
- Prodrin acetaminophen 325 mg / caffeine 20 mg / isometheptene mucate 65 mg
- Symax SR 0.375 mg
- Thyrolar-1 4 levothyroxine sodium 12.5 mcg / liothyronine sodium 3.1 mcg
- Thyrolar-2 levothyroxine sodium 100 mcg / liothyronine sodium 25 mcg
- Thyrolar-3 levothyroxine sodium 150 mcg / liothyronine sodium 37.5 mcg
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