Why are inactive drugs present in medicine, and what is the use of that?

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Mudassir Ali 9 months 1 Answer 145 views

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  1. Originally Answered: Why are inactive drugs in medicines?
    well they are called inactive ingredients, not inactive drugs. They are things that are used to either transport the drug around your body (like a car carrying a passenger), or used to make the form of the drug. Like certain powders used to help form a pill, or a flud for something that is injected.

    Most drugs are given in small amounts. Like a pill of ibuprofen only has 200 miligrams of the active drug, which may make it hard to swallow or inject that small of an amount.

    Plus pills allow a slower absorption of the medicine, so instead of it hitting all at once, as the pill is dissolved in your gut, the medicine is released bit by bit

    Some pills may also be coated so that they dont start to dissolve until further down your digestive tract, or dyed so people can identify what the pill is. These coatings and dyes will often be listed as inactive ingredients.

    They are called inactive because your body should have no reaction to them. But sometimes people can be allergic to those ingredients, but its pretty rare.

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