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Dextrose Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications

Dextrose (commonly known as Glucose) is a simple sugar (Chemical formula C6H12O6) obtained from Starch. It is listed in the J.P as Dextrose anhydrous, in the Ph. Eur as Glucose anhydrous or Glucose monohydrate, and in the USP-NF as Dextrose monohydrate. Dextrose occurs as an odourless, sweet-tasting, crystalline or granular powder.

Synonyms and Trade Names: Glucose; Glucose Monohydrate; Dextrose; Blood Sugar; D-(+)-glucopyranose Monohydrate; Corn sugar; Starch Sugar; C*PharmDex; Dextrofin; Lycadex® PF; Caridex®; Tabfine® D 100; Meritose®; Mylose®

Pharmacopoeial Compliance: USP-NF; Ph.Eur; B.P; J.P; IP; FCC

Uses and Applications: Tablet and Capsule Diluent; Sweetening Agent; Therapeutic Agent, and Tonicity Agent

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