Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 3, 2022.
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
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 80 mg
- Atorvastatin Calcium 20 mg
- Atorvastatin Calcium 10 mg
- Atorvastatin Calcium 40 mg
- Cimetidine 200 mg
- Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride 10 mg
- Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride 5 mg
- Dipyridamole 25 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
- Ibuprofen 200 mg
- Larin 1.5/30 ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg / norethindrone acetate 1.5 mg
- Lofibra 54 mg
- Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release 18 mg
- OB Complete One with DHA Prenatal Multivitamins with Folic Acid 1 mg
- Pramipexole Dihydrochloride Extended-Release 0.375 mg
- Taysofy ferrous fumarate 75 mg
- Drugs.com. Soya lecithin. Accessed February 16, 2015 at http://www.drugs.com/mtm/soya-lecithin.html
- Inactive Ingredients in Pharmaceutical Products: Update. Committee on Drugs Pediatrics 1997;99;268
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