Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
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.
 Dave RH. Overview of pharmaceutical excipients used in tablets and capsules. Drug Topics (online). Advanstar. 10/24/2008 http://drugtopics.modernmedicine.com/drugtopics/Top+News/Overview-of-pharmaceutical-excipients-used-in-tabl/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/561047. Accessed February 16, 2015.
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Top Medications with this excipient
- Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium 200 mg / 28.5 mg
- Chlorpropamide 250 mg
- ChlorproPAMIDE 100 mg
- Cyclosporine 50 mg
- Cyclosporine 100 mg
- Dyazide 25 mg / 37.5 mg
- Fluoxetine Hydrochloride Delayed Release (Once-Weekly) 90 mg
- Geocillin 382 mg
- Hydrochlorothiazide and Triamterene 25 mg / 37.5 mg
- Maxalt-MLT 5 mg
- Risperdal M-Tab 1 mg
- Risperdal M-Tab 2 mg
- Risperdal M-Tab 3 mg
- Risperdal M-Tab 0.5 mg
- Risperidone (Dispersible) 2 mg
- Risperidone (Dispersible) 3 mg
- Risperidone (Dispersible) 1 mg
- Risperidone (Dispersible) 0.5 mg
- Rizatriptan Benzoate (Orally Disintegrating) 5 mg (base)
- Titralac Plus 420-21 mg