Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 29, 2018.
What is it?
Glyceryl monostearate, C21H42O4, also known as monostearin, is a mixture of variable proportions of glyceryl monostearate, glyceryl monopalmitate , and glyceryl esters of fatty acids present in commercial stearic acid. In industry, it can be used as an emulsifier. It also occurs naturally in the body as a fat metabolite, and is present in foods with high fat content. In pharmaceuticals, it is used as a protective coating for hygroscopic powders, and a solidifier and control release agent.
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Top Medications with this excipient
- Candesartan Cilexetil 8 mg
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- Candesartan Cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide 16 mg / 12.5 mg
- Candesartan Cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide 32 mg / 25 mg
- Diclofenac Sodium Delayed Release 75 mg
- Hycamtin 0.25 mg
- Lamictal XR 25 mg
- Lamictal XR 250 mg
- Metoprolol Succinate Extended-Release 50 mg
- Metoprolol Succinate Extended-Release 200 mg
- Metoprolol Succinate Extended-Release 25 mg
- Multivitamin with Fluoride (Chewable) multivitamin with fluoride 1 mg
- Naproxen Enteric Coated 500 mg
- Nitrostat 0.4 mg
- Nitrostat 0.6 mg
- Nitrostat 0.3 mg
- Omeprazole Magnesium Delayed-Release 20 mg (base)
- Vimovo esomeprazole 20 mg / naproxen 375 mg
- Vimovo esomeprazole 20 mg / naproxen 500 mg
- Zelnorm 6 mg