Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 11, 2020.
What is it?
Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) are a medical food derived from fatty acids (6 to 12 carbons) and safflower oil, a polyunsaturated fat. Medium chain triglycerides are for dietary use in people whose bodies cannot digest certain foods properly. This includes people who are gluten or lactose intolerant, or who have unintended weight loss or need increased calories for other medical reasons. Medium chain triglycerides does not contain protein or carbohydrates. Medium-chain triglycerides are also used as carriers and emollients in the formulation of cosmetics. They are frequently found in topical aerosols, foams, creams, ointments and lotions, and are regularly used in flavorings and fragrances because of their bland taste profiles and low natural odor.
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Top Medications with this excipient
- Acetaminophen 500 mg
- Acetazolamide Extended-Release 500 mg
- Advil 200 mg
- Advil Cold & Sinus (Liqui-Gel) ibuprofen 200 mg / pseudoephedrine 30 mg
- Benzonatate 100 mg
- Benzonatate 200 mg
- Carbamazepine Extended Release 200 mg
- Doxercalciferol 0.5 mcg
- Dutasteride 0.5 mg
- Focalgin-B pyridoxine hydrochloride 42 mg/folic acid 1.22 mg/calcium 124.23 mg/ginger 100 mg
- Ibuprofen 200 mg
- Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release 36 mg
- Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release 54 mg
- Multivitamin with Fluoride (Chewable) multivitamin with fluoride 0.25 mg
- Nimodipine 30 mg
- Paricalcitol 4 mcg
- Paricalcitol 1 mcg
- PreQue 10 prenatal nutrition with coq10 and lycopene
- Vitamin D 50,000 USP units (ergocalciferol 1.25 mg)
- Zenatane 10 mg