Pharmaceutical glaze

Pharmaceutical glaze is an alcohol based solution of the naturally occurring material shellac, derived from the lac insect, Laccifer lacca. It is used in the dietary supplement industry for the enteric coating of tablets and capsules. Pharmaceutical glaze 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 1.

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


  1. FDA Inactive Ingredients Guide. 2007.