Maltose-PH is a pharmaceutical grade maltose for human intravenous use. It is a disaccharide that contains two glucose molecules with anα-1,4 glucosidic bond and is twice as efficient as glucose in supplying calories in intravenous fluid. Maltose is metabolized in the body with only a slight need for insulin, making it an ideal source of energy for diabetics and patients who have temporary post-operative diabetes. Maltose sugar has little influence on the blood-sugar level. Maltose-PH is a white crystalline, odorless powder. It is also used as an excipient/stabilizer in various pharmaceutical products.
- Injections and nutritional intravenous fluids as an energy source
- Excipient/stabilizer for incorporation into various pharmaceutical products
- Carbon source in cell culture media
Listed on the US DMF (United States) and the JP (Japanese Pharmacopoeia)