Lactose Monohydrate


  • Lactose Monohydrate is a sugar derived from milk. It appears as a white, crystalline powder with a slightly sweet taste. The “monohydrate” part indicates that it contains one molecule of water per molecule of lactose. It’s widely used in various industries due to its properties.


Lactose Monohydrate finds numerous applications across different sectors:

  • Pharmaceuticals: Used as a filler, binder, and diluent in tablet and capsule formulations. It provides bulk to the dosage form and aids in proper drug distribution. Additionally, it’s often used in dry powder inhalers to improve the flow properties of inhalable medications.
  • Food Industry: Used as a bulking agent, sweetener, and flavour carrier in various food products. It’s found in baked goods, confectionery, dairy products, and baby formulas.
  • Cosmetics: Used in cosmetics and personal care products as a binder and carrier for powders, helping to improve the texture and stability of these products.
  • Industrial Applications: Utilized in industrial processes as a carrier for dry powders and in the manufacturing of certain chemicals.