Povidone is a synthetic polymer consisting essentially of linear 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone groups, the degree of polymerization of which results in polymers of various molecular weights. Povidone can be applied in different types of pharmaceutical formulations. Primarily it's used in solid-dosage forms. In tablets it is commonly used as a binder.
|Typical use level|
0.5 - 5%
|Benefits / Claims|
Commercially available in different grades that can meet the specific requirements of each type of formulation. Added in solution or as dry powder and wetted, it provides the binding properties needed for granule formation in wet processes and enhances ribbon formation in roller compaction.