Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
What is it?
Glycine, NH2CH2COOH, is an organic amino acid compound used pharmacologically as a urologic irrigating solution, in intravenous solutions, and in lower-grade qualities for industrial uses. Glycine is also used as a sweetener, and certain pharmaceutical grade products include glycine to improve gastric absorption of the drug. It is also used as an emollient, emulsifying agent, and solubilizing agent.