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Classification of pharmaceutical excipients
Jan 24, 2018

Excipients in the role of the classification of 66 species. It can be classified according to origin, role and purpose, route of administration and the like.

By source

Can be divided into natural, semi-natural and full-synthetic.

By role and purpose

Solvents, propellants, solubilizers, cosolvents, emulsifiers, colorants, binders, disintegrants, fillers, lubricants, wetting agents, tonicity adjusting agents, stabilizers, Preservatives, Suspending Agents, Coatings, Fragrances, Antibinder, Integrating Agents, Permeation Enhancers, pH Modifiers, Buffers, Plasticizers, Surfactants, Blowing Agents, Defoaming Agents, thickeners, inclusion agents, humectants, absorbents, diluents, flocculants and deflocculants, filter aids, release retardants and the like.

According to the route of administration

Can be divided into oral, injection, mucosal, transdermal or local administration, nasal or oral inhalation and eye administration.


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