Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on July 13, 2020.
What is it?
Glycine, NH2CH2COOH, is an organic amino acid compound used pharmacologically as a urologic irrigating solution, in intravenous solutions, and in lower-grade qualities for industrial uses. Glycine is also used as a sweetener, and certain pharmaceutical grade products include glycine to improve gastric absorption of the drug. It is also used as an emollient, emulsifying agent, and solubilizing agent.
Top Medications with this excipient
- Calcium Acetate 667 mg
- Chlorpropamide 250 mg
- ChlorproPAMIDE 100 mg
- Cyclosporine 25 mg
- Duloxetine Hydrochloride Delayed-Release 20 mg
- Duloxetine Hydrochloride Delayed-Release 30 mg
- Dutasteride 0.5 mg
- Fluoxetine Hydrochloride Delayed Release (Once-Weekly) 90 mg
- Hydrochlorothiazide and Triamterene 25 mg / 37.5 mg
- Maxalt-MLT 10 mg
- Maxalt-MLT 5 mg
- Methoxsalen 10 mg
- Risperdal M-Tab 1 mg
- Risperdal M-Tab 4 mg
- Risperdal M-Tab 2 mg
- Risperidone (Dispersible) 4 mg
- Risperidone (Dispersible) 0.5 mg
- Risperidone (Dispersible) 3 mg
- Rizatriptan Benzoate (Orally Disintegrating) 5 mg (base)
- Titralac Plus 420-21 mg
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