Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 16, 2021.
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
What is it?
As an inactive ingredient, tromethamine (C4H11NO3) is used in the synthesis of surface-active agents and pharmaceuticals; as an emulsifying agent for cosmetic creams and lotions, mineral oil and paraffin wax emulsions, as a biological buffer, and used as an alkalizer. Tromethamine as a pharmaceutical agent is used to treat metabolic acidosis (an electrolyte imbalance). Metabolic acidosis can have many causes. It often occurs after heart bypass surgery or cardiac arrest.
Top medications with this excipient
- Atorvastatin Calcium 40 mg
- Atorvastatin Calcium 20 mg
- Atorvastatin Calcium 10 mg
- Atorvastatin Calcium 80 mg
- Drugs.com. Tromethamine. Accessed February 14, 2015 at http://www.drugs.com/mtm/tromethamine.html
- PubChem. Tromethamine. Accessed February 14, 2105 at http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/tromethamine
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