Rectal and Vaginal drug delivery

A practical and comprehensive overview of our range of excipients for suppositories and pessaries.


Lipid excipients for suppository and pessary formulations include hard fat bases, as well as excipients for alternative dosage forms for local application such as creams, gels, and tablets, to achieve a local or systemic effect.

Main functionalities at a glance

graphical chart of Gattefossé excipient for suppositories and pessaries plotted by hydorxyl value versus melting range

Process and formulation


Our bases and formulation expertise, used with suppository and pessary molding process, enable to:

  • simplify existing formulations by reducing the number of excipients
  • optimize the manufacturing process and reduce quality issues
  • obtain excellent product quality attributes including drug dissolution, i.e. efficacy