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A term used in pharmaceutical technology to denote the pharmaceutically inactive matrix material used to guarantee good tablet formation, integrity, and strength. A variety of Cerestar products are used as tabletting excipients ranging from corn starch to dextrose and sorbitol. Factors influencing excipient choice are compressibility, compacting behaviour, tablet strength, resistance to breakage during handling and transport, disintegration properties, taste, and cost.
An inert substance that forms a vehicle (as for a drug or antigen); one that in the presence of insufficient liquid gives a medical mixture the adhesive quality need for the preparation of pills or tablets.
An excipient is an inactive substance used as a carrier for the active ingredients of a medication. In addition excipients can be used to aid the process by which a product is manufactured. In general, the active substances (such as aspirin) may not be easily administered and absorbed by the human body; they need to be put in some appropriate form.