Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 11, 2022.
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
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.
Top Medications with this Excipient
- Acetaminophen 500 mg
- Amitiza 8 mcg
- Calcitriol 0.5 mcg
- Calcitriol 0.25 mcg
- Dextroamphetamine Sulfate Extended Release 15 mg
- Docusate Sodium 100 mg
- Doxercalciferol 1 mcg
- Dutasteride 0.5 mg
- Excedrin Migraine (Geltab) acetaminophen 250 mg / aspirin 250 mg / caffeine 65 mg
- Fosamax Plus D 70 mg / 2800 intl units
- Guanfacine Hydrochloride Extended-Release 3 mg
- Ibuprofen 200 mg
- Levetiracetam Extended-Release 500 mg
- Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release 60 mg
- Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release 36 mg
- Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release 54 mg
- Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release 20 mg
- Multivitamin with Fluoride (Chewable) multivitamin with fluoride 0.5 mg
- Nimodipine 30 mg
- Trokendi XR 100 mg
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