Flavored Oral Suspending Vehicle
Ora-Blend is a flavored oral suspending vehicle used to simplify the process involved in the extemporaneous compounding of oral suspensions. Medicated powder can be incorporated into Ora-Blend to form elegant, uniform and physically stable suspensions.
Ora-Blend combines the suspending properties of Ora-Plus with the flavoring agents of Ora-Sweet and is ideal for:
- Pediatric suspensions
- Geriatric suspensions
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Ora-Blend is an aqueous-based, sweetened vehicle consisting of a synergistic blend of suspending agents that have a high degree of colloidal activity. The suspending agents form a structured, gel-like matrix which suspend particles and allow for little settling. Ora-Blend is buffered to a slightly acidic pH to help reduce degradation of medicinal agents through oxidation. An anti-foam agent is incorporated into Ora-Blend to allow for vigorous shaking with minimal foam.
Purified water, sucrose, glycerin, sorbitol, flavoring, microcrystalline cellulose, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, xanthan gum, carrageenan, calcium sulfate, trisodium phosphate, citric acid and sodium phosphate as buffers, dimethicone antifoam emulsion. Preserved with methylparaben and potassium sorbate.
Size: 473 ML (One Pint)
Appearance: Opaque, pinkish liquid with a pH of approximately 4.2
Taste: Sweet citrus-berry flavor
Viscosity: Approximately 700 cps at 25°C via Brookfield viscometer Osmolality: 2107 mOsm/Kg