Pregelatinized starch is commonly used in pharmaceutical formulations as a binder and filler. Pregelatinized starch is the starch that has been chemically and/or mechanically processed. It is commercially available in two types: Partially pregelatinized (flowable and directly compressible) and Fully pregelatinized (cold water soluble starch).
|Typical use level|
Tablet binder (direct compression) 5–20% depending on the final formulation
|Benefits / Claims|
It is not necessary to prepare a starch paste in order to use pregelatinized starch as a binder.
Provides some disintegration properties to complement primary disintegrant.