An oily vehicle and solubilizer of lipophilic APIs for oral and topical lipid-based formulations (LBFs).
Names & synonyms
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Medium chain triglycerides
Triglycerides medium chain
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|Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients||
Consists of medium-chain triglycerides of caprylic (C8) and capric (C10) acids
Oily vehicle in LFCS Type I, Type II (SEDDS), and Type III formulations (SMEDDS). Oil phase for topical formulations. Oily vehicle and solubilizer for solutions. Safety of use is inferred by food additive status and precedence of use in approved pharmaceutical products.