FD&C Green No. 3
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on June 9, 2020.
What is it?
FD&C Green No. 3, also known as Fast Green FCF is a food, drug and cosmetic synthetic dye with an aquamarine color. It is listed as a safe additive by the FDA. However, the European Union does not allow the use of Fast Green. This substance has been found to have tumorigenic effects in experimental animals, as well as mutagenic effects in both experimental animals and humans. It's use in coloring foods, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics may be of quantities allowable by the U.S. FDA.
Top Medications with this excipient
- Advil Liqui-Gels 200 mg
- Amlodipine Besylate and Benazepril Hydrochloride 2.5 mg / 10 mg
- Cephalexin 500 mg
- ChlordiazePOXIDE-Clidinium 5 mg-2.5 mg
- Clindamycin Hydrochloride 75 mg
- Dexamethasone 4 mg
- Diltiazem Hydrochloride Extended Release 180 mg
- Doxepin Hydrochloride 75 mg
- Doxepin Hydrochloride 100 mg
- Hydroxyzine Pamoate 50 mg
- Hydroxyzine Pamoate 25 mg
- Ibuprofen 200 mg
- Indomethacin 50 mg
- Librium 5 mg
- Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 10 mg
- Nicardipine Hydrochloride 20 mg
- Omeprazole Delayed-Release 40 mg
- Prazosin Hydrochloride 1 mg
- Vistaril 25 mg
- Zaleplon 5 mg
 Electronic Code of Federal Registers. Title 21: Food and Drugs. Part 74. Listing of color additives subject to certification. Subpart B. Drugs. Accessed online October 19, 2011. http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=c387334e82029536a53dde1171ba5481;rgn=div5;view=text;node=21%3A126.96.36.199.27;idno=21;cc=ecfr#21:188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206
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