Lactose, Monohydrate Lactose, Anhydrous Lactose, Spray-Dried Lactose, Agglomerated Lactose, Milled
Lactose is a disaccharide of galactose and glucose. It is widely used as a filler and diluent in oral solid dosage forms such as tablets and capsules. There are different grades of lactose available which can vary depending on properties such as flow characteristics, particle size distribution, and physical form. Moderately sweet, it is suitable for chewable tablets. Grade selection can be determined depending on formulation and process needs.
|Typical use level|
10 - 90%
|Benefits / Claims|
Formulation flexibility due to availability of different lactose grades. Deforms by brittle fracture and is a good compliment to plastically deforming formulation ingredients.