Safety of "inert" additives or excipients in paediatric medicines.

@article{Nahata2009SafetyO,
  title={Safety of "inert" additives or excipients in paediatric medicines.},
  author={Milap C. Nahata},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition},
  year={2009},
  volume={94 6},
  pages={F392-3}
}
Most, if not all, medicines contain both the pharmacologically active and inactive ingredients. The therapeutically inactive components of a medicine are considered excipients. The excipients demonstrate many critical functions including: being diluents, wetting agents, solvents, fillers, binders, emulsifiers, absorption enhancers, sustained release matrices, preservatives, sweeteners, and stabilising, colouring or flavouring agents. These excipients serve an important purpose of converting a… CONTINUE READING

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