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Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
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.
Top medications with this excipient
- Altoprev 20 mg
- Aspirin and Extended-Release Dipyridamole 25 mg / 200 mg
- Candesartan Cilexetil 16 mg
- Clarithromycin Extended Release 500 mg
- Esomeprazole Magnesium Delayed-Release 20 mg
- Esomeprazole Magnesium Delayed-Release 40 mg
- Esomeprazole Strontium Delayed-Release 24.65 mg (esomeprazole 20 mg)
- Glipizide Extended Release 5 mg
- Metoprolol Succinate Extended-Release 25 mg
- Metoprolol Succinate Extended-Release 50 mg
- Metoprolol Succinate Extended-Release 100 mg
- Nexium 20 mg
- Nexium 40 mg
- Nexium 24HR ClearMinis 20 mg
- Nitroglycerin (Orally Disintegrating) 0.6 mg
- Omeprazole Delayed-Release 20 mg
- Omeprazole Delayed-Release 40 mg
- Omeprazole Magnesium Delayed-Release 20 mg (base)
- Vimovo esomeprazole 20 mg / naproxen 500 mg
- Xpovio 60 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=184.1324
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