What is the difference between a cutting agent and an adulterant?
A cutting agent is an inert filler added to a drug to add bulk. An adulterant is a pharmacologically active, non-scheduled drug added to a drug to add bulk or for contributory affect. Examples of cutting agents include mannitol, sorbitol, and starch. Examples of adulterants include quinine, levamisole, and xylazine
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