Sodium starch glycolate


  • Sodium starch glycolate is a pharmaceutical excipient derived from starch. It acts as a superdisintegrant in tablets, rapidly absorbing moisture and swelling upon contact.The texture of sodium starch glycolate is a fine, white to off-white powder. It has a free-flowing and easily dispersible nature, which allows for efficient incorporation into tablet formulations.


  • Sodium starch glycolate is a superdisintegrant used in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • It promotes faster drug release and absorption in the body.
  • It is commonly used in immediate-release tablets, chewable tablets, and orally disintegrating tablets.
  • This results in improved bioavailability and therapeutic effectiveness of orally administered medications.