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Sweetening Agents, Featured Excipient:

Author(s):  Allen Loyd V Jr

Issue:  May/Jun 1999 - Compounding for Animals
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Abstract:  Sweetness is used to convert poor-tasting drugs into acceptable products to enhance compliance. This article covers the sweetening agents listed in the United States Pharmacopeia XXIII/National Formulary 18: acesulfame potassium; Aspartame NF; Dextrates NF; Dextrose USP; Fructose USP; Liquid Glucose NF; Glycerin USP; Maltitol Solution NF; Mannitol USP; Saccharin USP; saccharin calcium; Saccharin Sodium NF; sodium cyclamate; Sorbitol NF; stevia; Sucrose NF; Sugar, Compressible, NF; Sugar, Confectioner’s, NF; Syrup NF and Xylitol NF.Tables provide information regarding sweetening agents, their usual concentrations and solubilities.

Related Keywords: taste, sweetener, saccharin, sucrose, dextrose, corn syrup, sorbitol, mannitol, acesulfame potassium, aspartame, nutrasweet, Equal, dextrates, fructose, liquid glucose, glycerin, maltitol, sodium cyclamate, stevia, xylitol, sugar, syrup

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