Lactose, Monohydrate Lactose, Anhydrous Lactose, Spray-Dried Lactose, Agglomerated Lactose, Milled
Lactose is the 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 several lactose grades available, which vary physically and functionally depending manufacturing process. Spray-dried and agglomerated as well as anhydrous lactose are favoured for direct compression tablet manufacture.
|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.