Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 13, 2019.
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.
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Top Medications with this excipient
- Amitriptyline Hydrochloride 25 mg
- Amlodipine Besylate and Atorvastatin Calcium 10 mg / 40 mg
- Atorvastatin Calcium 20 mg
- Atorvastatin Calcium 10 mg
- Atorvastatin Calcium 40 mg
- Atorvastatin Calcium 80 mg
- Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride 10 mg
- Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride 5 mg
- Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol drospirenone 3 mg / ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
- Entecavir 0.5 mg
- Famotidine 20 mg
- Fesoterodine Fumarate Extended-Release 4 mg
- Fluvastatin Sodium Extended-Release 80 mg
- Hydrochlorothiazide and Quinapril Hydrochloride 12.5 mg / 10 mg
- Ibuprofen 200 mg
- Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release 18 mg
- Naproxen Sodium and Sumatriptan Succinate 500 mg / 85 mg
- Piroxicam 20 mg
- PreNexa with DHA Prenatal Multivitamins with Folic Acid 1.25 mg and Docusate
- Selzentry 150 mg