Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 3, 2019.
What is it?
Paraffin is a white to off-white crystalline purified mixture of solid hydrocarbons derived from petroleum. Paraffin, a waxy solid, is ideally suited for manufacture of premium quality candles, cosmetic creams & pharmaceutical ointments, petroleum jelly, and as a general purpose lubricant in industry.
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