Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 13, 2021.
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
What is it?
Lactitol (beta-galactosido-sorbitol) is a crystalline sugar alcohol and reduced calorie sweetener with a sweetness roughly 40 percent of sugar. Lactitol and lactitol monohydrate are derived from cow's milk (lactose, or milk sugar) and used in the food industry. With a glycemic index of three, lactitol has a negligible effect on blood sugar levels and can be used in diabetic and diet foods. It is also used internationally as an osmotically acting laxative (OsmoAid).
Top medications with this excipient
- Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Extended Release 500 mg
- Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Extended Release 1000 mg
- Dupont. Lactitol. Accessed February 16, 2015 at http://www.danisco.com/product-range/sweeteners/lactitol/
- Drugs.com Lactitol. Accessed February 15, 2015 at http://www.drugs.com/international/lactitol.html
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