Pharmaceutical Materials and Components
All pharmaceutical components in drugs are made up of two core components—the API, which is the central ingredient, and the excipient, the substances other than the drug that help deliver the medication to your system. Excipients are chemically inactive substances, such as lactose or mineral oil in the pill.
Pharmaceutical raw materials include both active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and inactive ingredients or excipients. Excipients provide bulkiness to formulations, facilitate absorption of the drug, provide stability and prevent denaturation of drugs.
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients are bulk drugs that are pharmaceutically active and generate a desired pharmacological effect, whereas, excipients are pharmacologically inactive substances that are generally used as a carrier of the API in the drug. Excipients provide bulkiness to formulations, facilitate absorption of the drug, provide stability and prevent denaturation of drugs. Pharmaceutical excipients are cost effective, stable, feasible for handling, and inert in nature. Excipients are used in a variety of medicinal products such as capsules, tablets, oral liquids, inhalers, implants and injections among others.
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