International name  Pharmaceutical lactose 200/55
Segment:  Excipients
Markets and Applications:  Pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, food
Content:  Lactose monohydrate Ph.Eur. 99.8%
Description:  Pharmaceutical lactose (C12H22O11), milk sugar, is a disaccharide found in mammalian milk and is its main carbon. Chemically, lactose is composed of the simple sugars D-galactose and D-glucose.
Functions:  High purity pharmaceutical grade lactose is specially manufactured to meet the identity and purity standards set out in the various pharmacopoeial lactose monographs. Lactose is widely used as a filler in tablets and capsules, to a more limited extent in lyophilized foods, baby food, and as a diluent in dry powders for inhalation. The general properties of lactose that contribute to its popularity as an excipient are: economic efficiency; availability; weak taste; low hygroscopicity; compatibility with active ingredients and other excipients; excellent physical and chemical stability; as well as solubility in water.
Manufacturer:  Alpavit Kaiser Champignon Hofmeister GmbH
Standard: Ph.Eur., Kosher, Halal, FSSC 22000