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Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 1, 2023.

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is it?

Fragrances may be added to pharmaceuticals products to enhance the smell, making it more pleasant. Most fragrances are synthetically-made, and may mimic the smell of lemon, honey, mint, sandalwood, or a host of other fragrances. These may be used in topically applied products, such as creams, sprays, or shampoos to make them more appealing.

Further information

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