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Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 2, 2021.

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is it?

Magnesium aluminum silicate (Al2Mg2O15Si5) is an off-white powder used in the pharmaceutical manufacturing process as an absorbent; anticaking agent; opacifying agent; slip modifier; and an aqueous viscosity increasing agent. It can be used in tablet making and in medication suspensions, and it is also used in the cosmetics industry in make-up such as pressed eye shadows and in hair conditioners.

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