A glyceride with an intermediate melting point used as a lipidic vehicle and modified release agent.
Names & synonyms
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Mono and Diglycerides
Glycerol Monostearate 40-55 (Type I)
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Consists of mono-, di- and triesters of palmitic (C16) and stearic (C18) acids
Modified release matrix former for capsule. Coating agent for taste masking. Consistency agent. Safety of use is inferred by GRAS status and precedence of use in approved pharmaceutical products.