Alcohol Excipients Market - Global Industry Share, Growth, Trends, Forecast 2013 – 2019

Alcohol Excipients Market - Global Industry Share, Growth, Trends, Forecast 2013 – 2019

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Alcohol excipients are inactive substances generally used as functional additives in pharmaceuticals. Excipient is inactive
substance which is used with the active ingredients to improve absorption in body. Excipients also help to control the release of
the active substances over a period of time if the treatment demands. As excipients are added to the formulations that contain
active ingredients, they are also called bulking agents, fillers or diluents. They are also used to add flavor, and taste to certain
Alcohol excipients are also required to maintain the pH balance of the formulation, in order to optimize chemical stability and
anti-microbial effectiveness. Some of the popular alcohol excipients include sorbitol, mannitol, propylene glycol, and glycerin
among others. Excipients such as propylene glycol and glycerol are extensively used in aqueous suspensions and emulsions for
external application. Generally excipients are passive substances in medicine and have no therapeutic value to the patient.
However, they might have allergic effect on some patients based on the drug formulation.
Growing pharmaceutical industry and development of new alcohol excipients are expected to drive the market. Rising
population and changing lifestyle is driving pharmaceutical industry in developing countries. Demand from developed countries

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