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Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
What is it?
White wax is like yellow wax that has been bleached by being rolled thinly and exposed to light and air, or bleached by chemical oxidants. Like yellow wax, white wax is also used in preparing ointments, cerates, plasters, and suppositories. Most waxes used in the pharmaceutical industry are also used for tablet coatings and binding. Other types of wax include yellow wax (beeswax) and wax absolute.
Top medications with this excipient
- Advil 200 mg
- Alka-Seltzer Heartburn + Gas ReliefChews Tropical Punch calcium carbonate 750 mg / simethicone 80 mg
- Amantadine Hydrochloride 100 mg
- Anzemet 100 mg
- Azulfidine EN-tabs 500 mg
- Cardizem CD 120 mg
- Cardizem CD 240 mg
- Cardizem CD 180 mg
- Chlor-Trimeton 12 Hour chlorpheniramine maleate 12 mg
- Dipyridamole 75 mg
- Hydrochlorothiazide and Moexipril Hydrochloride 12.5 mg / 7.5 mg
- Hydrochlorothiazide and Moexipril Hydrochloride 25 mg / 15 mg
- Ibuprofen and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride 200 mg / 30 mg
- Isotretinoin 20 mg
- Isotretinoin 30 mg
- Isotretinoin 10 mg
- Nitro-Time 2.5 mg
- Rifater 50 mg / 300 mg / 120 mg
- Zenatane 10 mg
- Zenatane 40 mg
- Wolfmeier, U., Schmidt, H., Heinrichs, F.L., et al. 2000. Waxes. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry.
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