Print Previous

Caprylocaproyl macrogol-8 glycerides EP
Caprylocaproyl polyoxyl-8 glycerides NF

Other names

Caprylocaproyl polyoxylglycerides
PEG-8 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides (FDA IIG)

Key Features


• An oil-in-water surfactant used to solubilize active pharmaceutical ingredients and promote drug penetration and permeation.

Safety of use is supported by extensive toxicological evaluations and precedence of use in approved pharmaceutical products.

Physical Form Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance (HLB) Field of use Administration Route
  • liquid
12 Human pharmaceutical products, veterinary products excluding food producing animals
  • Topical

Formulation techniques and dosage forms

• Use in topical ointments, microemulsions, emulsions and gels.
• Use in transdermal patches.

Legal noticesCreditsSite mapTerms & Conditions

© 2010 Gattefossé