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Sugar Spheres

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 9, 2021.

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is it?

Sugar spheres are a widely used excipient for sustained-release pellet formulations used in oral dosage forms. Sugar spheres are white seeds, composed of sucrose and starch, produced often by using a layered sugar-coating structure. Sugar spheres are then coated with the active substance and sustained release additives.

Further information

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