Starches are used in the pharmaceutical industry for a wide variety of reasons, such as an excipient, a tablet and capsule diluent, a tablet and capsule disintegrants, a glidant, or as binder. Starches also absorb water rapidly, allowing tablets to disintegrate appropriately.

Brand Name Generic Name Application Usage
Maize/Corn StarchStarchBinderFiller, Disintegrant and Dusting Powder