Complementary medicines are comprised of a combination of ingredients where the active ingredients are biologically active, and the excipients are ideally inert. Excipients have well-defined roles in the development of dosage forms and are added to the formulation to improve the manufacturing, stability and bioavailability of the finished product. Many of these excipients possess more than one function which minimises the number of excipients required in the formulation hence, reducing the risk of possible interactions between them.
Author: Michelle Nguyen
Vitex Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd www.vitexpharma.com