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Lactose

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Lactose
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. A specialized lactose grade has been developed specifically for ODT applications offering excellent compaction, good hydration characteristics, and the organoleptic properties needed for orally disintegrating tablet formulations.
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Lactose
Lactose
Primary function
Filler/ Diluent
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. Specialized grade available specifically designed for ODT applications.
Suitable for
Tablet
Hard Gel Capsules
ODT
Buccal
Chewable
Modified Release specials
Dry-powder inhaler

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