EMA has published a draft guideline on the use of phthalates as excipients in human medicinal products. The guideline establishes new Permitted Daily Exposure (“PDE”) values for the following phthalates that are among the most commonly used as excipients in medicinal products:
- dibutyl phthalate: 0.01 mg/kg/day
- diethyl phthalate: 4 mg/kg/day
- polyvinyl acetate phthalate: 2 mg/kg/day
The guideline also concludes that data currently available for cellulose acetate phthalate and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose acetate phthalate do not indicate that their presence in human medicinal products constitutes a potential risk for human safety.
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