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D&C Red No. 6

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 25, 2018.

What is it?

FDA has regulatory review for color additives used in foods, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices. The color additive D&C Red No. 6 may be safely used for coloring drugs such that the combined total of D&C Red No. 6 and D&C Red No. 7 does not exceed 5 milligrams per daily dose of the drug. The color additive D&C Red No. 6 may be safely used for coloring cosmetics generally in amounts consistent with current good manufacturing practice.

[1] Electronic Code of Federal Registers. Title 21: Food and Drugs. Part 74. Summary of Color Additives for Use in the United States in Foods, Drugs, Cosmetics, and Medical Devices. Accessed online 8/19/2012. http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/ColorAdditives/ColorAdditiveInventories/ucm115641.htm#table1A

[3] U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Color Additives and Cosmetics. Updated 4/29/2007. Accessed 8/20/2012. http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=c387334e82029536a53dde1171ba5481;rgn=div5;view=text;node=21%3A1.0.1.1.27;idno=21;cc=ecfr#21:1.0.1.1.27.2.31.16

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