Magnesium stearate: an underestimated allergen. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Magnesium stearate: an underestimated allergen.
J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2012 Oct-Dec;26(4):783-4. PMID: 23241129
U.O.C. Dermatology, NESMOS Department, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
Magnesium stearate is a substance often used as a diluent in the manufacture of medical tablets, capsules and powders. Moreover it is usually found as a food additive or pharmaceutical excipient. We report the first case of a 28 years old woman affected by an allergic reaction from this substance with an urticarial manifestation.