Lubripharm® SSF

Lubripharm® Sodium Stearyl Fumarate (SSF) is a tablet lubricant for use in traditional and orally disintegrating tablets, effervescent formulas, or in formulas where the active is incompatible with magnesium stearate. Since it is less hydrophobic than magnesium stearate it provides better stability

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Tablets made with Lubripharm SSF typically exhibit higher tablet hardness and lower ejection forces compared to magnesium stearate. Formulations with Lubripharm SSF are also less sensitive to lubricant levels and over blending.

Lower Disintegration Times

Due to its less hydrophobic nature Lubripharm retards disintegration to a much lesser extent than magnesium stearate compared to magnesium stearate. 

Use in Effervescent Tablets

Lubripharm is an excellent lubricant for effervescent formulations because it is more hydrophilic and exhibits a lower residue in solution. Lubripharm also has a smaller impact on dissolution.

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Excipients for Swallow Tablets

Excipients for Swallow Tablets

Traditional swallow tablets are the most widely used solid oral dosage form. Their main advantages are ease of formulation and good chemical and physical stability. They tend to be the most economical to produce.

Excipients for Effervescents

Excipients for Effervescents

Effervescence has been widely used in the pharmaceutical and nutritional markets. These delivery systems can provide various benefits ranging from ease and convenience of administration to providing more accurate dosing.

Orally Disintegrating Technology (Oral Drug Delivery)

Orally Disintegrating Technology (Oral Drug Delivery)

Offering ease of use and convenience, orally disintegrating tablets (ODT) and powders (ODP) have become a preferred dosage form for consumers worldwide for medications in a variety of therapeutic areas.

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