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Last Updated on August 29, 2021 by The Health Master
FAQs – on Alcohol (in Pharma Industry)
Q 1. What are different types of Alcohols used in Pharmaceutical Industries?
Ans. Three types of Alcohols are used in Pharmaceutical Industries:
1. Ethyl Alcohol
2. Denatured alcohol
3. Isopropyl alcohol (IPA)
Q 2. What are different names of Ethyl Alcohol?
Ans. Four different names of Ethyl Alcohol as under:
2. Rectified spirit
3. Natural spirit
4. Extra Neutral Alcohol (ENA)
Q 3. What is manufacturing process of Ethyl Alcohol?
Ans. Ethyl Alcohol is manufactured by fermentation process in Distillation plants.
Q 4. Which Alcohol is used in Pharmaceutical Industries to manufacture liquid orals?
Ans. Ethyl Alcohol is used in Pharmaceutical Industries to manufacture liquid orals.
Q 5. Is Ethyl Alcohol safe to be consumed orally?
Ans. Yes, it consists of 96% Alcohol (Ethanol) and 4% water.
Q 6. What type of Alcohol is used by the Homeopathic drug manufacturers?
Ans. Ethyl Alcohol
Q 7. What are different names of Denatured Alcohol?
Ans. Three different names of Denatured Alcohol as under:
1. Methylated spirit
2. Wood spirit
3. Surgical spirit.
Q 8. How Denatured alcohol is prepared?
Ans. Ethyl Alcohol is mixed with other chemicals (dye-pyridine, methanol, etc.) to make it unfit for human consumption.
Q 9. Where Denatured alcohol is used?
Ans. To manufacture external preparations in Pharmaceutical Industries.
Q 10. What is the meaning of Absolute Alcohol?
Ans. Ethanol with 100% purity.
Q 11. What is the use of Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) in Pharmaceutical Industries?
Ans. Isopropyl Alcohol IPA is also called Rubbing Alcohol and it is used to manufacture Sanitizers etc.
Q 12. Who issues quota for Alcohol?
Ans. Excise Department on the recommendation of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA).
Q 13. Whether Ethanol and IPA are official in IP?