Citric Acid Monohydrate
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on February 22, 2021.
What is it?
Citric acid is a weak organic acid commonly used in the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry. The parent base of citric acid, citrate, is a component of the Krebs cycle, and occurs naturally during metabolism in all living organisms. It is found naturally in citrus fruit such as lemons and limes and is used as a natural preservative. Monohydrate citric acid has one water molecule as part of it's chemical formula, and exists as a white powder.
Citrate or citric acid is often used to adjust pH, to add sour flavor to foods and beverages, and to form the salt derivative of minerals and metals for pharmaceuticals, as in the case of potassium citrate, a dietary supplement. According to the FDA Select Committee on Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) food substances, citrate salts, including citric acid, are generally regarded as safe when used in normal quantities.
Top Medications with this excipient
- Adzenys XR-ODT 15.7 mg
- Bupropion Hydrochloride Extended-Release (XL) 150 mg
- Calcium Carbonate Antacid (Chewable) 500 mg
- Calcium Carbonate Antacid (Chewable) Extra Strength 750 mg
- Carbamazepine Extended-Release 200 mg
- Dramamine For Kids 25 mg
- Extra-Virt Plus DHA Prenatal Multivitamins with Folic Acid 1 mg and Docusate
- FazaClo 150 mg
- Multi Symptom Cold (Day Formula) acetaminophen 325 mg / dextromethorphan 10 mg / phenylephrine 5 mg
- Multivitamin with Fluoride (Chewable) multivitamin with fluoride 0.25 mg
- Pin-X 720.5 mg
- Ponstel 250 mg
- Ropinirole Hydrochloride 2 mg
- Ropinirole Hydrochloride 4 mg
- Select-OB Prenatal Multivitamins with Folic Acid 1 mg and Iron 29 mg
- Simvastatin 80 mg
- Simvastatin 5 mg
- Simvastatin 10 mg
- Suboxone 8 mg / 2 mg
- Virt-PN DHA Prenatal Multivitamins with Folic Acid 1 mg
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