February 12, 2016

Medium Chain Triglycerides (Mct)

font size

What other names is Medium Chain Triglycerides (mcts) known by?

1,2,3-Propanetriol Trioctanoate, AC-1202, Acide Caprique, Acide Caproïque, Acide Caprylique, Acide Laurique, Capric Acid, Caproic Acid, Caprylic Acid, Caprylic Triglycerides, Lauric Acid, MCT, MCT's, MCTs, Medium-Chain Triacylglycerols, Medium-Chain Triglycerides, TCM, Triacylglycérols à Chaîne Moyenne, Tricaprylin, Triglycérides à Chaîne Moyenne, Triglycérides Capryliques, Triglicéridos de Cadena Media (TCMs), Trioctanoin.

What is Medium Chain Triglycerides (mcts)?

Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are partially man-made fats. People use MCTs to make medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Certain types of seizures in children.
  • Preventing muscle breakdown in critically ill patients.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Weight loss associated with AIDS.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Alzheimer's disease. Nutritional support of athletic training, decreasing body fat and increasing lean muscle, improving the absorption of calcium and magnesium, chylothorax (a rare lung disorder), and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

Therapeutic Research Faculty copyright

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Women's Health

Find out what women really need.

Use Pill Finder Find it Now See Interactions

Pill Identifier on RxList

  • quick, easy,
    pill identification

Find a Local Pharmacy

  • including 24 hour, pharmacies

Interaction Checker

  • Check potential drug interactions
Search the Medical Dictionary for Health Definitions & Medical Abbreviations