Magnesium Carbonate

In the US, Magnesium Carbonate is a member of the drug class minerals and electrolytes and is used to treat Dietary Supplementation, Hyperphosphatemia of Renal Failure, Hypomagnesemia and Indigestion.



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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Laxative, osmotically acting

Food additive


Chemical Names

Carbonic acid, magnesium salt (USAN)

Magnesium Carbonate (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Magnesii carbonas (Latin)
  • Magnesium carbonat (German)
  • Carbonate de magnésium (French)
  • Magnesio, carbonato de (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • E 504 (IS)
  • Magnesiumsubkarbonat (IS)
  • Magnesium Carbonate (PH: JP XV)
  • Magnesium Carbonate (OS: JAN)
  • Carbonic acid, magnesium salt, basic (IS)
  • Hydrated basic magnesium carbonate (IS)
  • Magnesium carbonate, basic (IS)
  • Magnesii subcarbonas ponderosus (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Magnesium Carbonate (PH: USP 34)
  • Magnesium Carbonate, Heavy (PH: BP 2011)
  • Magnesium carbonate, heavy (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Magnesiumcarbonat, Schweres, basisches (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • UNII-0E53J927NA (IS)
  • Magnesii subcarbonas levis (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Magnesium Carbonate, Light (PH: BP 2011)
  • Magnesium carbonate, light (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Magnesiumcarbonat, Leichtes, basisches (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • Antiacid (Magnesium Carbonate and Calcium Carbonate)
    Garden House, Argentina
  • Be-Lax (Magnesium Carbonate and Magnesium Sulfate)
    Be-Tabs Pharmaceuticals, South Africa
  • Calmacide (Magnesium Carbonate and Calcium Carbonate)
    Teriak, Tunisia
  • Dolomit VIS (Magnesium Carbonate and Calcium Carbonate)
    Vis, Poland
  • Elkopas (Magnesium Carbonate and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Demo, Greece; Demo, Georgia
  • Fresco (Magnesium Carbonate and Calcium Carbonate)
    Rekah, Israel
  • Gaviscon (Magnesium Carbonate and Alginic Acid)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Canada
  • Gaviz (Magnesium Carbonate and Aluminium)
    União, Brazil
  • JieAn (Magnesium Carbonate and Allantoin)
    Chongqing Taiping Pharmaceutical, China
  • Limonata
    Mediplants, Greece
  • Mag 2
    Cooper, France
  • Magcar (Magnesium Carbonate and Calcium Carbonate)
    Deva, Turkey
  • Magnesium Carbonate Ebisu
    Ebisu Seiyaku, Japan
  • Magnesium Carbonate Nikko Seiyaku
    Nikko Seiyaku, Japan
  • Magnesium Carbonate Sumio
    Sumio Yakuhin, Japan
  • Magnesium Carbonate Yamazen Seiyaku
    Yamazen Seiyaku, Japan
  • Magnesium JENAPHARM
    mibe, Germany
  • Magnesium Oxid Konishi Rishiti
    Konishi Rishiti, Japan
  • Magnezin
    Polfa Grodzisk, Poland
  • Magnosolv
    Meda Pharma, Czech Republic
  • Magnosolv (Magnesium Carbonate and Magnesium Oxide)
    Meda, Austria
  • Novagel (Magnesium Carbonate and Aluminium Hydroxide, + Magnesium Hydroxide)
    Arab Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Co. LTD. AMP, Oman
  • OsvaRen (Magnesium Carbonate and Calcium Acetate)
    Fresenius, Germany; Fresenius, Ireland; Fresenius, Lithuania; Fresenius, Latvia; Fresenius, Malta; Fresenius, Norway; Fresenius, Poland; Fresenius Kabi, Serbia; Fresenius Kabi, Slovenia; Fresenius Med.Care, Italy; Fresenius Medical Care, Denmark; Fresenius Medical Care, Estonia; Fresenius Medical Care, Spain; Fresenius Medical Care, Finland
  • Proacid (Magnesium Carbonate and Aluminium Glycinate)
    Ziololek, Poland
  • Regla-PH (Magnesium Carbonate and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    UCB, Greece
  • Rennie (Magnesium Carbonate and Calcium Carbonate)
    Bayer, Austria; Bayer, Estonia; Bayer, Spain; Bayer, Georgia; Bayer, Croatia (Hrvatska); Bayer, Iceland; Bayer, Lithuania; Bayer, Latvia; Bayer, Netherlands; Bayer, Portugal; Bayer, Romania; Bayer, Sweden; Bayer, Turkey; Bayer Consumer Care, Finland; Bayer Pharma, Israel; Bayer Schering Pharma, Russian Federation; Roche, China; Roche, Oman
  • Rennie Antacidum (Magnesium Carbonate and Calcium Carbonate)
    Sandoz, Poland
  • Renormal (Magnesium Carbonate and Aluminium)
    Pacific, South Korea
  • Urusan (Magnesium Carbonate and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Korea United Pharm, Vietnam
  • Magnesium Nutrimed
    Nutrifarma, Turkey; Nutrimed, Switzerland
  • OsvaRen (Magnesium Carbonate and Calcium Acetate)
    Fresenius, United Kingdom; Fresenius, Greece; Fresenius Medical Care, Austria; Fresenius Medical Care, Czech Republic; Fresenius Medical Care Sverige, Sweden
  • Rennie (Magnesium Carbonate and Calcium Carbonate)
    AlphaFarma, Malta; Bayer, Switzerland; Bayer, Czech Republic; Bayer, Hungary; Bayer, Malta; Bayer, Singapore; Bayer Santé Familiale, France; Bayer Vital, Germany
  • Tums (Magnesium Carbonate and Calcium Carbonate)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Slovakia
  • Alka Seltzer (Magnesium Carbonate and Calcium Carbonate)
    Bayer, Italy
  • Aromag (Magnesium Carbonate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    ICM, Singapore
  • Biolectra Magnesium (Magnesium Carbonate and Magnesium Oxide)
    Hermes, Germany
  • Lösnesium (Magnesium Carbonate and Magnesium Oxide)
    mibe, Germany
  • Sargemag (Magnesium Carbonate and Magnesium Oxide)
    Meda, France

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