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Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
What is it?
Glyceryl behenate is a saturated fatty acid (C22H43O2), a mixture of glyceryl esters of behenic acid made from glycerin and behenic acid). The mixture contains predominately glyceryl dibehenate. Glyceryl behenate is used in the pharmaceutical industry as an excipient in tablets and capsules and as a lubricant. It is a food substance generally regarded as safe by the FDA.
Top medications with this excipient
- Fosinopril Sodium and Hydrochlorothiazide 10 mg / 12.5 mg
- Fosinopril Sodium and Hydrochlorothiazide 20 mg / 12.5 mg
- Metoprolol Succinate Extended-Release 100 mg
- Metoprolol Succinate Extended-Release 50 mg
- Metoprolol Succinate Extended-Release 25 mg
- Metoprolol Succinate Extended-Release 200 mg
- Nisoldipine Extended Release 17 mg
- Nisoldipine Extended Release 25.5 mg
- Nisoldipine Extended Release 8.5 mg
- Nisoldipine Extended Release 34 mg
- XL-3 Cold Medicine for Children acetaminophen 80 mg / chlorpheniramine maleate 2 mg / phenylephrine hydrochloride 5 mg
- FDA: CFR - Code of Federal Regulations Title 21. Accessed February 15, 2015 at http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=184.1328
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