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Dosage form necessities and additives: Antioxidants, Properties of Antioxidants for Pharmaceutical Use and MCQs for GPAT, NIPER, Pharmacist and Drug Inspector exam

Antioxidants: Such materials, when added to a product, prevent the active from degrading in the presence of oxygen or peroxides. Examples – Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA), Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT), Citric acid, Sodium Metabisulfite 1.Butylated hydroxyanisole: INN: BHA; Butylhydroxyanisolum; Butylated hydroxyanisole Synonyms: […]

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Properties of Coloring agents, Pigments, flavoring agents, diluting agents and MCQs for GPAT, NIPER, Pharmacist and Drug Inspector exam

Colors And Pigments: There are two basic types of coloring agents for pharmaceutical products: dyes and lakes. Dyes are soluble forms of a particular color. They go into solution and can result in very deep, vibrant colors. Lakes are dyes […]

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Suspending agents, Properties of Suspending agents and MCQs for GPAT, NIPER, Pharmacist and Drug Inspector exam

Suspending Agents: Suspending agents are similar to viscosifiers in a formulation. They function by keeping small particles of active, and possibly other excipients, suspended during the shelf life of the product. Examples – Acacia, Agar, Carbomer, Carboxymethyl cellulose sodium (CMC), […]

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