Magnesium Stearate is the most popular excipient used in pharmaceutical industry. It is a versatile component and can be used as a flow agent, lubricant etc. It is made up of two important components; magnesium and stearic acid. It is used not only in pharma industry but also in various industries like dietary supplements and beauty products. It is used in baking, production of confectioneries and various spices.
Usage of this inactive agent provides uniformity, prevents binding and gives homogeneous blend so that the actual drug or the active agent in the tablet can be made of superior quality.