Dextrin is any one of a number of polysaccharides produced from the hydrolysis of starch. Its monosaccharide constituent is glucose. Dextrin is used as an excipient to control the consistency of foods and pharmaceutical formulations and is generally regarded as a nontoxic and nonirritant material 1. Dextrin is included in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Inactive Ingredients Guide as safe to use in the amounts present in our products 2. It is also an approved food additive by the U.S. FDA 3.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients. Washington, DC: Pharmaceutical Press and American Pharmacists Assn, 2006.