Synthetic Ferric Oxide Black
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 1, 2020.
What is it?
FDA has regulatory review for color additives used in foods, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices. Ferric oxide black (Fe3O4), also known as iron (III) oxide, is a coloring agent for tablets and capsules and is used in the pharmaceutical industry. Iron oxides are also commonly used in the cosmetics industry. Iron oxides for use in pharmaceutical manufacturing may also be synthetic.
Top Medications with this excipient
- Palladone 24 mg
- Palladone 12 mg
- Palladone 32 mg
- Palladone 16 mg
- Phrenilin with Caffeine and Codeine acetaminophen 325 mg / butalbital 50 mg / caffeine 40 mg / codeine phosphate 30 mg
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 U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Color Additives: FDA's Regulatory Process and Historical Perspectives. Accessed 10/20/2011. http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/ColorAdditives/RegulatoryProcessHistoricalPerspectives/default.htm
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