Croscarmellose sodium is cross-linked carboxymethylcellulose sodium and can be used in wet and dry granulation or direct compression in combination with most actives and excipients (soluble to insoluble). It is effective at concentrations of 2% (w/w) - 6% (w/w). It is also a choice for formulations where non-starch products are preferred. In granulation, croscarmellose sodium is best used intra- and extra-granularly.
- Fast water uptake
- Acts by wicking
- Faster disintegration at lower use levels with better purity
- Suitable for a variety of tablet and capsule formulations