A glyceride with an intermediate melting point used as a matrix agent for sensitive APIs and a viscosity-increasing agent in oral and topical formulations.
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Consists of mono-, di- and triglyceride esters of fatty acids (C8 to C18), the triester fraction being predominant
Matrix-forming agent for protection of APIs sensitive to oxidation, humidity, or light. Consistency agent in oral and topical formulations. Safety of use is inferred by precedence of use in approved pharmaceutical products.
Main formulation technologies
Melt processes: granulation and capsule molding. Topical emulsion and ointment.