International name  Croscarmellose
Segment:  Excipients
Markets and Applications:  Pharmaceutical products, dietary supplements
Content:  Croscarmellose sodium
Description:  Croscarmellose sodium is an internally cross-linked sodium carboxymethylcellulose for use as a superdisintegrant in pharmaceuticals. Also used in the food industry as an emulsifier. E468 Index
Functions:  Fast disintegrator for pharmaceuticals in the form of tablets, capsules and granules.
ACROCEL is effective in combination with both binders such as MCC (Microcrystalline Cellulose) and DKF (Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate).
Croscarmellose has unrivaled disintegrative functionality due to its excellent water absorption and fast swelling properties. The result is a high quality superdisintegrant whose rapid disintegration and dissolution at low levels of use and unrivaled stability and functionality make it an excellent superdisintegrant today.
Croscarmellose sodium is a very commonly used FDA approved pharmaceutical supplement. Its purpose in most tablets – including dietary supplements – is to help the tablet disintegrate in the intestinal tract in the right place. If a tabletting disintegrating agent is not included, the tablet may disintegrate too slowly or in the wrong part of the intestine, or not disintegrate at all, thereby reducing the effectiveness of the active ingredients.
Manufacturer: Microcell Accent
Standard:  USP / NF, Ph.Eur., BP