Pharma terms

Active pharmaceutical ingredient

What is an API or Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient?

An active pharmaceutical ingredient popularly known as API is the biologically active drug product component. API is a raw material and, also known as bulk drugs. As we know, pharmaceutical products, like a tablet or capsule, are usually composed of several ingredients. So, API is the primary ingredient. Other ingredients are commonly known as “excipients.” Excipients …

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