What Is Crospovidone?

According to Drugs.com, crospovidone is an inactive ingredient that the pharmaceutical industry uses to aid the absorption of the active ingredients in medications and dietary supplements. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of crospovidone.

Drugs.com states that crospovidone is a powder that is both inert and insoluble. The color of crospovidone is most often white to light yellow. Its usefulness as a disintegrant in pharmaceutical medications emerges from its characteristic of attracting water and swelling. Any person who consumes crospovidone orally by taking pharmaceutical medications that include the ingredient is not usually at risk of poisoning. The ingredient may pose a risk for people who crush tablets to facilitate intravenous drug abuse.