Excipients

Background

  • Many additives, or excipients are "non active" components of many medications but have potential adverse effects

Toxicity by System

  • Additives can be classified by their effect on various organ systems

Cardiovascular

  • Chlorobutanol
  • Propylene glycol

Gastrointestinal

  • Sorbitol
  • Neurologic
  • Benzyl alcohol
  • Chlorobutanol
  • Propylene glycol

Ophthalmic

  • Benzalkonium chloride
  • Chlorobutanol

Renal

  • Polyethylene glycol
  • Propylene glycol

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