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Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is it?

Meglumine, C7H17NO5, is often used in conjunction with iodinated organic compounds as contrast medium such as the radiopaque agents diatrizoate meglumine and iodipamide meglumine. It is also known as N-Methyl-D-glucamine and comes as a white crystalline, dry powder. Meglumine is also used as an excipient in the pharmaceutical industry, derived from sorbitol, a sugar alcohol.

[1] Chemicaland21. Meglumine. Accessed February 21, 2015 at

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