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Peanut Oil

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 12, 2024.

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is it?

Peanut oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the kernels of one or more cultivated varieties of Arachis hypogaea (family Leguminosae). Peanut oil is used as a solvent for intramuscular injections and in the preparation of foods. It is composed primarily of oleic acid, linoleic acid, and palmitic acid.[1]

List of medications using Peanut Oil


  1. Peanut oil. Accessed February 27, 2015 at

Further information

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