Ferric Oxide Black
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on June 15, 2020.
What is it?
FDA has regulatory review for color additives used in foods, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices. Ferric oxide black (Fe3O4), also known as iron (III) oxide, is a coloring agent for tablets and capsules used in the pharmaceutical industry. Iron oxides are also commonly used in the cosmetics industry. Iron oxides for use in pharmaceutical manufacturing may also be synthetic.
Top Medications with this excipient
- Benazepril Hydrochloride 20 mg
- Epivir 300 mg
- Fexofenadine Hydrochloride 60 mg
- Fexofenadine Hydrochloride 180 mg
- Fexofenadine Hydrochloride 30 mg
- Ganciclovir 250 mg
- Ganciclovir 500 mg
- Morphine Sulfate Extended Release 80 mg
- Morphine Sulfate Extended Release 60 mg
- Morphine Sulfate Extended Release 50 mg
- Morphine Sulfate Extended Release 100 mg
- Morphine Sulfate Extended Release 30 mg
- Morphine Sulfate Extended Release 20 mg
- Nizatidine 150 mg
- Nizatidine 300 mg
- Ropinirole Hydrochloride 5 mg
- Ropinirole Hydrochloride 4 mg
- Zaleplon 10 mg
- Zaleplon 5 mg
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 U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Color Additives: FDA's Regulatory Process and Historical Perspectives. Accessed 10/20/2011. http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/ColorAdditives/RegulatoryProcessHistoricalPerspectives/default.htm
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