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Lactose

Lactose, Monohydrate Lactose, Anhydrous Lactose, Spray-Dried Lactose, Agglomerated Lactose, Milled

Lactose
Lactose is a disaccharide of galactose and glucose and is freely soluble. For each particular pharmaceutical application, it's possible to select the most suitable grade of lactose. In modified-release, it is possible to use lactose as a pore-former agent in the coatings, which results in an improvement in the hydrophilicity of the coating.
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Lactose
Lactose
Primary function
Pore-former
Typical use level
10 - 90%
Physical data

  • Appearance: White to nearly white crystalline particles or powder in various isomeric forms depending on crystallization and drying conditions.
  • Soluble in water
  • Specific rotation: +54.4° - 55.9°

Benefits / Claims
Formulation flexibility due to availability of different lactose grades
Suitable for
Tablet
Hard Gel Capsules
ODT
Buccal
Chewable
Modified Release specials
Dry-powder inhaler

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