"Inactive" ingredients in oral medications.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Oral forms of medications contain "inactive" ingredients to enhance their physical properties. Using data analytics, we characterized the abundance and complexity of inactive ingredients in approved medications. A majority of medications contain ingredients that could cause adverse reactions, underscoring the need to maximize the tolerability and safety of medications and their inactive ingredients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reker, D; Blum, SM; Steiger, C; Anger, KE; Sommer, JM; Fanikos, J; Traverso, G

Published Date

  • March 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 483

Start / End Page

  • eaau6753 -

PubMed ID

  • 30867323

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7122736

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1946-6242

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1946-6234

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/scitranslmed.aau6753


  • eng