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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Laxative: Bulk-forming

Ophthalmic agent

Chemical Name

Polycarboxymetyl eter of Cellulose (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Carmellosum (Latin)
  • Carmellose (German)
  • Carmellose (French)
  • Carmelosa (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Carmellose (OS: JAN, BAN, DCF)
  • Carboxymethylcellulose (IS)
  • Carboxyméthylcellulose réticulée (IS)
  • CMC (IS)
  • E 466 (IS: E Number)
  • Polycarboxymethyl ether of Cellulose (IS: WHO)
  • Carmellose (PH: BP 2015, JP XVI, NF 32, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Carmellosum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Carboxyméthylcellulose sodique (OS: DCF)
  • Carmellose Sodium (OS: JAN, BANM)
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (IS)
  • Poly(O-carboxymethyl)cellulose-Natriumsalz (IS)
  • Tylose (IS)
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (PH: USP 37)
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 12 (PH: NF 32)
  • Carmellose sodique (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Carmellose Sodium (PH: BP 2015, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Carmellose sodium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Carmellose Sodium, Low-substituted (PH: BP 2015)
  • Carmellose-Natrium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Carmellosum natricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Low-Substituted Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (PH: NF 32)

Brand Names

  • Biatain Alginate Verband (Carmellose and Alginic Acid)
    Coloplast, Germany
  • Celluvisc
    Allergan, Peru; Allergan, Tunisia; Pharm-Allergan, Germany
  • Celobar (Carmellose and Barium)
    Enila, Brazil
  • Celumac
    Macleods, India
  • DracoAlgin (Carmellose and Calcium Alginate)
    Draco, Germany
  • DracoHydro (Carmellose and Polyurethane Foam)
    Draco, Germany
  • Granugel (Carmellose and Pectin)
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, South Africa
  • Intrasite
    Smith, Lebanon
  • Intrasite Applipak
    Smith & Nephew, South Africa
  • Lacrimos
    Lupin, India
  • Oftitears
    Grupo Lepetit, Colombia
  • Optive (Carmellose and Glycerol)
    Allergan, Colombia; Allergan, Ecuador
  • OQ-Tears
    Oftalmoquimica, Colombia
  • Purilon (Carmellose and Alginic acid)
    Coloplast, Germany
  • Refresh
    Allergan, Lebanon
  • Refresh Plus
    Allergan, Lebanon
  • Refreskan T
    Lansier, Peru
  • Vercyt
    Cytec, Colombia
  • Activeslim (Carmellose and Alginic Acid)
    Samjin, South Korea
  • Acutears
    Italmex, Mexico
  • Aeiol (Carmellose and Alginic Acid)
    Dream Pharma, South Korea
  • Akwagel AK
    Akorn, Peru
  • Algoplaque
    Urgo, Germany
  • Aquacel
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, South Africa
  • Aquacel Ag (Carmellose and Silver)
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, South Africa
  • Aucic
    Poen, Argentina
  • Bulkose
    Sannova, Japan
  • Carmellose Sodium Maruishi
    Maruishi Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Cellufluid
    Allergan, Switzerland; Allergan, Czech Republic; Allergan, Netherlands; Allergan, Portugal; Allergan, Sweden; Allergan, Slovakia
  • Cellufresh
    Allergan, Brazil; Allergan, Spain; Allergan, Philippines; Allergan, Thailand; Allergan, South Africa; Pharm-Allergan, Germany
  • Cellufresh MD
    Allergan, Thailand
  • Cellumed
    Pharm-Allergan, Germany
  • Celluvisc
    Allergan, Switzerland; Allergan, Denmark; Allergan, Finland; Allergan, France; Allergan, United Kingdom; Allergan, Greece; Allergan, Ireland; Allergan, India; Allergan, Italy; Allergan, Malaysia; Allergan, Netherlands; Allergan, Norway; Allergan, New Zealand; Allergan, Portugal; Allergan, Sweden; Allergan, Singapore; Allergan, Thailand; Allergan, Taiwan; Allergan, South Africa; Farma 1000, Italy; San Giorgio Pharma, Italy
  • Celluvisc MD
    Allergan, Philippines; Allergan, Thailand
  • Dr.Fresh
    DHP Korea, Georgia
  • Ecofilm Colírio
    Latinofarma, Brazil
  • Flogel
    Cipla, India
  • Freegen
    Ophtha, Colombia
  • Kai Shi
    Jianmin Pharmaceutical Group, China
  • Lycle View
    Korean Drug, South Korea
  • Max-Clear
    Hanlim, South Korea
  • Nunen
    Hanmi, South Korea
  • Optava
    Allergan, Sweden
  • Optive
    Allergan, Turkey
  • Optive (Carmellose and Glycerol)
    Allergan, Chile; Allergan, Hong Kong; Allergan, Lebanon; Allergan, Malaysia; Allergan, New Zealand; Allergan, Peru; Allergan, Philippines; Allergan, Singapore; Allergan, Thailand
  • Optive Sensitive (Carmellose and Glycerol)
    Allergan, Hong Kong
  • Optive UD (Carmellose and Glycerol)
    Pharm-Allergan, Germany
  • Orabase (Carmellose and Pectin)
    Convatec, New Zealand
  • PF Drops Carmellose
    Moorfields Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Refresh
    Allergan, Canada; Allergan, Colombia; Allergan, Greece; Allergan, Hong Kong; Allergan, India; Allergan, New Zealand
  • Refresh Celluvisc
    Allergan, China; Allergan, Hong Kong; Allergan, Peru
  • Refresh Contacts
    Allergan, Singapore
  • Refresh Liquigel
    Allergan, Chile; Allergan, Malaysia; Allergan, Peru; Allergan, Singapore; Allergan, Taiwan
  • Refresh Plus
    Allergan, Canada; Allergan, China; Allergan, Hong Kong; Allergan, Malaysia; Allergan, New Zealand; Allergan, Singapore; Allergan, Taiwan
  • Refresh Tears
    Allergan, Canada; Allergan, Chile; Allergan, Hong Kong; Allergan, India; Allergan, Malaysia; Allergan, Peru; Allergan, Singapore; Allergan, Turkey; Allergan, Taiwan; Allergan, South Africa; Allergan Israel, Israel
  • Refresh Tears Plus
    Allergan, New Zealand
  • Salivan
    Apsen, Brazil
  • Smartears
    Gatle, India
  • Stomahesive
    Convatec, New Zealand
  • Tearmax
    FDC, India
  • Tearsoft
    Procaps, Colombia
  • Tear-Well
    Ildong, South Korea
  • Veldrop
    Alembic, India
  • Viscofresh
    Allergan, Spain
  • Wasser Fresh
    Wasser Chemical, Colombia
  • Weteye
    Eyekare, India
  • Weteye Forte
    Eyekare, India
  • Xailin
    Nicox, United Kingdom

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

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