Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 24, 2021.
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
What is it?
Sorbic acid (C6H8O2) is a natural preservative that comes from the rowan berries, Sorbus aucuparia (family Rosaceae). It is also prepared synthetically. It inhibits growth of fungi, yeast, mold and some bacteria and is nearly nontoxic to humans. Sorbic acid is safe to use in a wide range of foods, drugs, and cosmetic products. Sorbic acid and its salts, sodium sorbate, potassium sorbate and calcium sorbate are often used in food products as preservatives.
Top medications with this excipient
- Biaxin 250 mg
- Clarithromycin 500 mg
- Cortef 10 mg
- Cortef 5 mg
- Cortef 20 mg
- Glyburide and Metformin Hydrochloride 1.25 mg / 250 mg
- Hydrocortisone 20 mg
- Hydrocortisone 10 mg
- Hydrocortisone 5 mg
- Medrol 2 mg
- Medroxyprogesterone Acetate 5 mg
- Medroxyprogesterone Acetate 2.5 mg
- Medroxyprogesterone Acetate 10 mg
- Methylprednisolone 4 mg
- Pre Natal Vitamins Plus prenatal multivitamins with ferrous fumarate 27 mg and folic acid 1 mg
- Prenatal Plus Prenatal Vitamin with Iron Fumarate
- Prenatal Plus Low Iron
- Provera 10 mg
- Provera 5 mg
- Tums Chewy Bites calcium carbonate 750 mg
- FDA. Database of Select Committee on GRAS Substances (SCOGS) Reviews. Accessed March 3, 2015 at http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/fcn/fcnDetailNavigation.cfm?rpt=scogslisting&id=324
- Drugs.com Sorbic acid. Accessed March 3, 2015 at http://www.drugs.com/dict/sorbic-acid.html
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