Ovucire® 3460

Hard fat pessary base delivering enhanced spreadability within the vaginal cavity and good mechanical resistance. Non-irritant providing excellent mucosal tolerance.

Names and synonyms

USP NF Name

Mixture of hard fat, glyceryl ricinoleate and ethoxylated fatty alcohols

EP Name

Mixture of hard fat, glyceryl ricinoleate and ethoxylated fatty alcohols

UNII Code (FDA)

8334LX7S21
ZUE0CEL42O
YRC528SWUY

Preferred Substance Name (FDA)

Hard fat
glyceryl ricinoleate
Polyoxyl 20 cetostearyl ether

Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipientsitory bases, hard fat

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Chemical description

Consists of a mixture of  mono-, di- and triglyceride esters of fatty acids (C10 to C18), the triester fraction being predominant and esters of ricinoleic (C18:1) acid and ethoxylated fatty alcohols

Key characteristics

Product form

Pellets

Melting range (°C)

31.5 – 33.0

Hydroxyl value (mg KOH/g)

60 -70

Main functionalities

Good mechanical resistance.
Enhanced spreadability of the formulation for vaginal delivery.

Main formulation technologies