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Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 16, 2023.

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is it?

Saccharin, also known as saccharin sodium or benzosulfimide, is 300–500 times sweeter than sucrose (sugar) in dilute aqueous solution. It is used as a noncaloric sweetening agent (sugar substitute); saccharin sodium and saccharin calcium have the same use.

List of medications using Saccharin

Further information

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