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Calcium Carbonate

In pharmaceutical applications, the most common use of calcium carbonate is the active ingredient in calcium-based antacids. Calcium carbonate is a rapid and effective acid neutralizer that is also economical to use. Calcium-based antacids come in a broad range of forms: tablets, liquids, soft chews, soft gels, effervescent and chewing gums.

Other use of calcium carbonate contains antibiotics, buffered aspirin and other buffered tablets.

Calcium carbonates are also cost-effective excipients and fillers for tablets, especially when compounding hygroscopic ingredients that tend to clump or become sticky when they absorb moisture—aspirin, vitamin C, and others. When used for tableting.

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