Friday, September 17, 2021

What is the difference between API and excipients?

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Active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) are bulk drugs that are pharmaceutically active and generate a desired pharmacological effect. Excipients on the other hand are inactive, non-medicinal substances other than the prodrug or therapeutic agent(s) that are intentionally included in a drug product to serve different pharmaceutical purposes, thus ensuring product acceptability in terms of manufacturability, appearance and performance.

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