Bismuth Subnitrate

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



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Therapeutic Categories

Antidiarrheal agent

Dermatological agent

Treatment of peptic ulcer

Chemical Name

Bismuth hydroxide nitrate oxide

Foreign Names

  • Bismuthi subnitras ponderosum (Latin)
  • Bismutnitrat, Schweres, basisches (German)
  • Sous-nitrate de Bismuth lourd (French)

Generic Names

  • Bismut(III)-hydroxix-nitrat-oxid (IS)
  • Bismutnitrat, basisches (IS)
  • Bismutnitratoxid (IS)
  • Bismutsubnitrat (IS)
  • Nitrate basique de bismuth (IS)
  • Wismutsubnitrat (IS)
  • Bismuth (sous nitrate de) lourd (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Bismuth Subnitrate (PH: JP XV, USP 34)
  • Bismuth Subnitrate Heavy (PH: BP 2011)
  • Bismuth subnitrate, heavy (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Bismuthi subnitras (PH: Ph. Int. 2)
  • Bismuthi subnitras ponderosus (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Bismutnitrat, Schweres, Basisches (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

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ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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