ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Laxative, osmotically acting

Treatment of metabolic disease

Pharmaceutic aid

Food additive

Sweetening agent

Chemical Name

D-Glucitol, 4-O-β-D-galactopyranosyl-

Foreign Names

  • Lactitolum (Latin)
  • Lactitol (German)
  • Lactitol (French)
  • Lactitol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Lactitol (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • E 966 (IS)
  • Lactitol (PH: NF 29)
  • Lactitol Monohydrate (PH: BP 2011)
  • Lactitol monohydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Lactitol monohydraté (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Lactitol-Monohydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Lactitolum monohydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • Sinalax
    Ibn Sina, Bangladesh
  • Speedon
    Nang Kuang, Taiwan
  • Ctri-Lactitol
    Bexpharm, South Korea
  • Emportal
    Angelini, Spain
  • Encelax
    Zydus Cadila, India
  • Eva-Q (Lactitol and Benzoic Acid)
    Medley, India
  • Importal
    Euro, Netherlands; Medis, Slovenia; Novartis, Greece; Novartis, Lithuania; Novartis, Turkey; Novartis Consumer Health, Austria; Novartis Consumer Health, Belgium; Novartis Consumer Health, Germany; Novartis Consumer Health, Netherlands; Novartis Santé Familiale, France; Zambon, Switzerland; Zymal Laboratory Inc., Taiwan
  • Importal Ex-Lax
    Novartis, Sweden
  • Lotical
    UBI, Taiwan
  • Oponaf
    Juste, Spain
  • Portolac
    Nippon Shinyaku, Japan; Novartis Consumer Health, Belgium; Novartis Consumer Health, Italy
  • Titolax
    Renata, Bangladesh

International Drug Name Search


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

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