Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 25, 2018.
What is it?
Sodium alginate, also known as algin, is a carbohydrate product of a seaweed, Macrocystis pyrifera. Sodium alginate is used as a gel in pharmaceutical preparations. Sodium Alginate (E401) is extracted from brown seaweed. It is also used as a stabilizer, thickener and emulsifier for food products such as ice cream, yogurt, cream, and cheese. It acts as a thickener and emulsifier for salad, pudding, jam, tomato juice, and canned products. It is a hydration agent for noodles, bread, cool and frozen products. It is a cold gelling agent that needs no heat to gel. It is most commonly used with calcium lactate or calcium chloride in the spherification process.
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Top Medications with this excipient
- Aspirin 81 mg
- Bisacodyl 5 mg
- Cimetidine 400 mg
- Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride 10 mg
- Diclofenac Sodium Delayed Release 75 mg
- Diclofenac Sodium Delayed Release 50 mg
- Flora-Q lactobacillus acidophilus / bifidobacterium / lactobacillus paracasei / streptococcus thermophilus
- Lithium Carbonate Extended Release 450 mg
- Loratadine and Pseudoephedrine Sulfate Extended Release 10 mg / 240 mg
- Metaxalone 800 mg
- Micronase 5 mg
- MorphaBond ER 15 mg
- MorphaBond ER 30 mg
- MorphaBond ER 100 mg
- RoxyBond 15 mg
- Tarka 2 mg / 180 mg
- Tarka 4 mg / 240 mg
- Trandolapril and Verapamil Hydrochloride Extended Release 1 mg / 240 mg
- Verapamil Hydrochloride Extended Release 240 mg
- Verapamil Hydrochloride Extended-Release 180 mg