Magnesium Carbonate Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications
Mangesium Carbonate is an inorganic salt corresponding to the chemical formula, MgCO3. It occurs in nature in the mineral magnesite although it is also obtained artificially. Magnesium carbonate is a heterogeneous substance that exists as a hydrate (basic or normal) or anhydrous material. Different pharmacopoeia define Magnesium carbonate on the basis of the water of hydration (light vs heavy). It is supplied as a light, white-coloured friable powder.
Pharmacopoeial Compliance: USP-NF; Ph.Eur; J.P; B.P
Synonyms and Trade Names: Magnesium Carbonate; Heavy Magnesium Carbonate; Light Magnesium Carbonate; E504; Magni-Press™ magnesium Carbonate 90S; Magnesia® 111
Uses and Applications: Adsorbent; Tablet and Capsule Diluent, and Therapeutic (Antacid) Agent
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