Pharmaceutical excipients Lactose (anhydrous, monohydrate & spary dried)
Lactose exists in white or almost while crystalline powder. It is milk sugar. It is a disaccharide composed of one galactose and one glucose molecule. In the pharmaceutical industry, lactose is used to help form tablets because it has excellent compressibility properties. It is also used to form a diluent powder for dry-powder inhalations. Lactose may be listed as lactose hydrous, lactose anhydrous, lactose monohydrate, or lactose spray-dried.freely but slowly soluble in water,practically insoluble in ethanol (96 percent).