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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Ophthalmic agent

Pharmaceutic aid

Laxative, bulk-forming

Chemical Name

Polycarboxymethyl ether 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 2011, JP XV, NF 29, Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Carmellosum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Carboxyméthylcellulose sodique (OS: DCF)
  • Carmellose Sodium (OS: JAN, BANM)
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (IS)
  • Poly(O-carboxymethyl)cellulose-Natriumsalz (IS)
  • Tylose (IS)
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (PH: USP 34)
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 12 (PH: NF 29)
  • Carmellose sodique (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Carmellose Sodium (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Carmellose sodium (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Carmellose Sodium Low-substituted (PH: BP 2011)
  • Carmellose-Natrium (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Carmellosum natricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Low-Substituted Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (PH: NF 29)

Brand Names

  • Celluvisc
    Allergan, Germany; Allergan, Tunisia
  • Celobar (Carmellose and Barium)
    Enila, Brazil
  • Freegen BPL
    BPL Bio Products Laboratory, Peru
  • Granugel (Carmellose and Pectin)
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, South Africa
  • Intrasite Applipak
    Smith & Nephew, South Africa
  • Lacrimos
    Lupin, India
  • Nistear
    Neiss, India
  • Refresh Tears
    Sam Il, South Korea
  • Refreskan T
    Lansier, Peru
  • Richgel Tears
    Sun, India
  • Tear
    Sun, India
  • Acutears
    Poen, Mexico
  • Aftee
    Ind-Swift, India
  • Akwagel AK
    Akorn, Peru
  • Aquacel Ag (Carmellose and Silver)
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, South Africa
  • Aquacel
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, South Africa
  • Aucic
    Poen, Argentina
  • Bulkose
    Sannova, Japan
  • Cellufluid
    Allergan, Switzerland; Allergan, Czech Republic; Allergan, Sweden; Allergan, Slovakia
  • Cellufresh
    Allergan, Australia; Allergan, Brazil; Allergan, Germany; Allergan, Spain; Allergan, Philippines; Allergan, Thailand; Allergan, South Africa
  • Cellumed
    Allergan, Germany
  • Celluvisc MD
    Allergan, Philippines
  • Celluvisc
    Allergan, Australia; Allergan, Switzerland; Allergan, China; Allergan, Denmark; Allergan, Finland; Allergan, France; Allergan, United Kingdom; Allergan, Greece; Allergan, Ireland; Allergan, India; Allergan, Italy; Allergan, Netherlands; Allergan, Norway; Allergan, New Zealand; Allergan, Sweden; Allergan, Singapore; Allergan, Thailand; Allergan, Taiwan; Allergan, South Africa; Farma 1000, Italy
  • Ecofilm Colírio
    Latinofarma, Brazil
  • Gelilact
    Lagepha, Belgium
  • GenTeal (Carmellose and Hypromellose)
    Novartis, Canada
  • Glandosane
    Fresenius Kabi, United Kingdom
  • Irivisc
    Indoco, India
  • Kai Shi
    Jianmin Pharmaceutical Group, China
  • Lubrex
    Micro Vision, India
  • Nunen
    Han Mi, South Korea
  • Optive
    Allergan, Peru
  • Optive (Carmellose and Glycerol)
    Allergan, Chile; Allergan, Germany; Allergan, Philippines
  • Orabase
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ireland
  • Orabase (Carmellose and Pectin)
    Convatec, New Zealand
  • Recatol Algin (Carmellose and Alginic Acid)
    Riemser, Germany
  • Refresh Celluvisc
    Allergan, Colombia; Allergan, Hong Kong; Allergan, Peru
  • Refresh Liquigel
    Allergan, Argentina; Allergan, Chile; Allergan, Colombia; Allergan, New Zealand; Allergan, Peru; Allergan, Singapore; Allergan, Taiwan; Allergan, Venezuela
  • Refresh Plus
    Allergan, China; Allergan, New Zealand; Allergan, Singapore; Allergan, Taiwan
  • Refresh Tears Plus
    Allergan, New Zealand
  • Refresh Tears
    Abdi Ibrahim, Turkey; Allergan, Argentina; Allergan, Chile; Allergan, Colombia; Allergan, Israel; Allergan, India; Allergan, Peru; Allergan, Singapore; Allergan, Taiwan; Allergan, Venezuela; Allergan, South Africa
  • Refresh
    Allergan, Australia; Allergan, Canada; Allergan, Greece; Allergan, Hong Kong
  • Refresh Plus
    Allergan, Canada
  • Refresh Tears
    Allergan, Canada
  • Salivan
    Apsen, Brazil
  • Stomahesive
    Convatec, New Zealand
  • Tearmax (Carmellose and Sodium Perborate)
    FDC, India
  • Viscofresh
    Allergan, Spain
  • Wet (Carmellose and Sodium Perborate)
    Grace, India

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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