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Dextran Application Area Oral Application

Oral Application

Dextran used in Oral Products

Dextran has a wide use in oral pharmaceuticals. Dextran is applied for solidity and consistency of substance during processing e.g. freeze drying. Dextran can also be used to alter the dissolution profile of drug formulations. 

Dextran has for decades had the GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) label from the US FDA, which was renewed in 2013. Link to FDA.

Dextran Products used in Oral Products

Dextran Product used in Oral Products are Dextran 1, Dextran 5, Dextran 10Dextran 40Dextran 70 and Dextran 500


Dextran Thumb 1Dextran Thumb 5Dextran Thumb 10Dextran Thumb 40Dextran Thumb 70Dextran Thumb 500

Examples of Branded Products Containing Dextran

Ono Pharmaceutical                      
Dextran 40  
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Spasfon LYOC  
TEVA (Cephalon)                      
Dextran 70  
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Pharmacosmos is the only dextran manufacturer holding certificates from the US FDA and European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines (EDQM)

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Pharmacosmos sells and ships directly to clients everywhere in the World. We deliver Pharmaceutical Quality Dextran of the highest standards, including those of the European Pharmacopoeia (EP), the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP), and the Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP).

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