Inactive ingredients, also known as excipients, are the components of a drug product other than the active ingredient. They are included in medication for a reason, even though they don't have a direct effect on your body. They might be fillers, flavorings, coatings or preservatives.
Here are some of the functions of inactive ingredients:
In general, inactive ingredients are safe and well-tolerated by most people. However, there are some people who may be allergic to certain inactive ingredients. If you have any concerns about the inactive ingredients in a medication, talk to your doctor.
Here are some examples of inactive ingredients: