Category:Active Ingredients

Medical quality assurance by Dr. Albrecht Nonnenmacher, MD at November 18, 2015
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In this category, you will find an alphabetical list of important Active ingredients & pharmaceutical drugs.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration defines an active ingredient as a component of a medication or product that directly impacts the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or cure of a disease. Product ingredients that affect bodily functions or structures are also considered active ingredients.

Medications can contain one or more active ingredients, and generic forms of medications are required to have the same type and amount of active ingredients as their brand-name counterparts. Medicines are not the only product that contains active ingredients.

Common products like toothpastes, deodorants, sunscreens, anti-acne skincare items, topical antifungals, dandruff shampoos and even some lip balms also list active ingredients on their product labels.

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