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Polyplasdone Xl

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 4, 2021.

What is it?

Polyplasdones are used as disintegrants and dissolution agents for solid oral dosage forms in pharmaceuticals, and are even effective for poorly soluble dosage forms. Polyplasdone XL crospovidone is a commonly used polyplasdone. Crospovidone is often combined with active ingredients in medications and dietary supplements to allow absorption of the active drug.[1]


[1] Ashland. Polyplasdone crospovidone superdisintegrants. Accessed February 28, 2015 at

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