Sodium starch glycolate

Sodium starch glycolate is the sodium salt of a derivative of potato starch. It is used to aid in the disintegration of oral tablets and capsules 1. Sodium starch glycolate 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.

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.
  2. FDA Inactive Ingredients Guide. 2007.