Alginic Acid

Scheme

BAN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

A02BX13

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0009005-32-7

Therapeutic Categories

Treatment of peptic ulcer and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Pharmaceutic aid

Food additive

Chemical Name

A polyuronic acid composed of residues of D-mannuronic and L-guluronic acids, obtained chiefly by extraction of algae belonging to the Phaeophyceae; mainly species of Laminaria[BAN]

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Acide alginique (OS: DCF)
  • Alginic Acid (OS: BAN)
  • A 2830-9 (IS)
  • E 400 (IS)
  • Norgine (IS)
  • Polymannuronic Acid (IS)
  • Polymannuronsäure (IS)
  • Acide alginique (PH: Ph. Eur. 6)
  • Acidum alginicum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Alginic acid (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Alginic Acid (PH: BP 2011, NF 29, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Alginsäure (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • Apyrosis
    Opalia, Tunisia
  • Gaviscon
    Reckitt Benckiser, Tunisia
  • Gaviscon (Alginic Acid and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Nordic Drugs, Norway
  • Gaviscon (Alginic Acid and Magnesium Carbonate)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Canada
  • Recatol Algin (Alginic Acid and Carmellose)
    Riemser, Germany
  • Topaal (Alginic Acid and Aluminium Oxid)
    Pierre Fabre, Tunisia

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

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