Pharmaceuticals

Bentonite is used as a filler in pharmaceuticals. Its absorption/adsorption functions allows the formation of paste. Such applications include industrial protective creams, calamine lotion, wet compresses, and anti-irritants for eczema. In medicine, bentonite is used as an antidote in heavy metal poisoning.

ATTAPULGITE

Attapulgite is a purified hydrated magnesium aluminum silicate and is used widely in oral medications especially antidiarrheal medications as it absorbs the bacteria or germ causing diarrhea. It acts as an abrasive, absorbent, anti-caking agent, binder, bulking agent and viscosity increasing agent.

Pharmaceutical Applications:

  • Anti-Diarrhoea tablets
  • Anti-Diarrhoea suspenstion
  • Myxotoxin & Aflatoxin Binders

BENTONITE

Bentonite is an absorbent aluminium phyllosilicate clay consisting mostly of montmorillonite. It is typically included in formulas because of its absorbency.

Pharmaceutical Applications:

  • Topical & oral preparations
  • Formulation of suspensions and gels
  • Aqueous preparation
  • Cream bases
  • Antidote in heavy metal poisoning

MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE

Magnesium aluminum silicate is an off-white powder used in the pharmaceutical manufacturing process as an absorbent and anticaking agent. The viscosity of aqueous dispersions may be greatly increased by combination with other suspending agents.

Pharmaceutical Applications:

  • Opacifying agent
  • Anticaking agent
  • Slip modifier
  • Viscosity agent
  • Tablet making
  • Suspensions

CALCIUM CARBONATE

Calcium carbonate used as a calcium supplement or as an antacid in Pharmaceutical applications. They are produced under clean and controlled manufacturing conditions complaint with international regulatory standards.

Pharmaceutical Applications:

  • Base for medicated dental preparations
  • Buffering agent
  • Antacid
  • Calcium Supplement
  • Dissolution aid in tablets
  • Dry binder
  • Excipient as diluents

TALC

Talc is a purified hydrated magnesium silicate widely used as a dissolution retardant in the development of controlled release products. Talc is also used as a lubricant in tablet formulations in a novel powder coating for extended-release pellets and as an adsorbent.

Pharmaceutical Applications:

  • Dusting Powder
  • Excipient & Filler for pills, tablets
  • Anticaking & Lubricant
  • Dusting tablets moulds

KAOLIN

Kaolin is a naturally occurring mineral used in oral and topical pharmaceutical formulations and is generally regarded as an essentially non-toxic and non-irritant material. It has been specially designed for formulations where bacteria control, purity and high whiteness are required.

Pharmaceutical Applications:

  • Anti-Diarrhoea tablets
  • Anti-Diarrhoea suspension
  • Emollient and drying agent

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