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Methacrylic Acid

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 10, 2022.

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is it?

Methacrylic acid is the parent or precursor compound for many ester products used in pharmaceutical manufacturing, such as methacrylic acid coploymer. Many of the final ester compounds are used as excipients in manufacture of enteric coatings and delayed-release products.[1]

List of medications using Methacrylic Acid


  1. Dow Chemicals. Methacrylic acid esters: Background Information. Accessed 8/15/2012.

Further information

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