Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 4, 2021.
What is it?
Lecithin is a naturally occurring substance found in beef liver, steak, eggs, peanuts, cauliflower, and oranges. Commercial lecithin products usually come from soybeans or eggs. Lecithin is used to stabilize emulsions. Lecithin is present in all living cells and is a significant constituent of nerve and brain cells. Commercial lecithin primarily comes from soybean oil. The FDA considers soya lecithin as generally regarded as safe as a food product when consumed in normal amounts. Soya lecithin use in asthma inhalers has been implicated in causing seconday bronchospasms in children.
Top Medications with this excipient
- Amitriptyline Hydrochloride 25 mg
- Atorvastatin Calcium 20 mg
- Atorvastatin Calcium 10 mg
- Atorvastatin Calcium 40 mg
- Bexarotene 75 mg
- Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride 10 mg
- Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride 5 mg
- Elinest ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg / norgestrel 0.3 mg
- Famotidine 20 mg
- Fenofibrate 48 mg
- Fenofibrate 54 mg
- Folcaps Care One 20-7-1 mg
- Hydrochlorothiazide and Irbesartan 12.5 mg / 150 mg
- Indomethacin 25 mg
- Larin Fe 1/20 ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg / norethindrone acetate 1 mg
- Natelle One DHA Prenatal Multivitamins with Folic Acid 1 mg
- Olumiant 2 mg
- Progesterone 100 mg
- Quetiapine Fumarate Extended-Release 300 mg
- Uceris 9 mg
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