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. Helps binding to increase breaking force and tablet robustness.