Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate


Ph. Eur.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Food additive

Treatment of phosphate deficiency

Chemical Names

Carbonic acid, monopotassium salt (USP)

Monopotassium carbonate (USP)

Potassium acid carbonate

Foreign Names

  • Kalii hydrogencarbonas (Latin)
  • Kaliumhydrogencarbonat (German)
  • Potassium, bicarbonate de (French)
  • Potasio, bicarbonato de (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • CCRIS 3510 (IS)
  • E 501 (IS)
  • Potassium Bicarbonate (IS)
  • Kalii hydrogencarbonas (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Kaliumhydrogencarbonat (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Potassium Bicarbonate (PH: BP 2011, USP 34)
  • Potassium hydrogen carbonate (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Potassium, bicarbonate de (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • Boi K (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate and Ascorbic Acid)
    Merck S.L., Spain
  • Efkalsol (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate and Betaine)
    Ni-The, Greece
  • Gastrosan (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate and Magnesium Trisilicate)
    Medasta MedicalVet, Sweden
  • Gaviscon (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate and Sodium Alginate)
    Charles de Giorgio, Malta; Reckitt Benckiser, Belgium; Reckitt Benckiser, Georgia; Reckitt Benckiser, Israel; Reckitt Benckiser, Malta
  • Gaviscon Advance (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate and Sodium Alginate)
    ARIS, Turkey; Forum, United Kingdom; Reckitt, Oman; Reckitt Benckiser, Bulgaria; Reckitt Benckiser, Germany; Reckitt Benckiser, United Kingdom; Reckitt Benckiser, Ireland; Reckitt Benckiser, Malaysia; Reckitt Benckiser, Singapore; Reckitt Benckiser-UK, Italy
  • Gaviscon Forte (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate and Sodium Alginate)
    Reckitt Benckiser, Czech Republic; Reckitt Benckiser, Russian Federation
  • K+ Care
    Alra, United States
  • Kalinor
    Desma, Luxembourg
  • Kalinor (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate and Potassium Citrate)
    Abbott, Turkey; Desma, Germany; Desma, Croatia (Hrvatska); Desma, Slovenia; Nordmark, Bulgaria
  • Kalitrans (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate and Citric Acid)
    STADA, Germany
  • Kalium effervescens (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate and Potassium Chloride)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Poland
  • Kalium effervescens (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate and Potassium Citrate)
    Synteza, Poland
  • Kalium Hausmann (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate and Potassium Citrate)
    Vifor, Switzerland
  • Kloref (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate and Betaine)
    Adelco, Greece
  • K-Lyte
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, United States
  • Potassium Actavis (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate and Potassium Hydrogen Tartrate)
    Actavis, United Kingdom
  • Potassium Bicarbonate
    Major, United States; Schein, United States; United Research, United States
  • Quic-k
    Western Research, United States

International Drug Name Search


ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

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