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Sodium Alginate

Scheme

Ph. Eur.

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0009005-38-3

Chemical Formula

(C6-H8-O6)n

Therapeutic Categories

Treatment of peptic ulcer and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Pharmaceutic aid

Food additive

Hemostatic agent, local

Chemical Names

Alginic acid, sodium salt

Sodium alginate consists mainly of the sodium salt of alginic acid, which is a mixture of polyuronic acids composed of residues of D-mannuronic acid and L-guluronic acid. Sodium alginate is obtained mainly from algae belonging to the Phaeophyceae (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

  • Natrii alginas (Latin)
  • Natrium alginat (German)
  • Alginate de sodium (French)

Generic Names

  • Algin (IS)
  • E 401 (IS)
  • Kelgin (IS)
  • Natrium alginicum (IS)
  • Natriumpolymannurons√§ure (IS)
  • Sodium Polymannuronate (IS)
  • Natrii alginas (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Sodium Alginate (PH: BP 2011, NF 29)
  • Sodium alginate (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • Alginate de sodium/Bicarbonate de sodium Biogaran (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Biogaran, France
  • Alginate de sodium/Bicarbonate de sodium EG (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    EG Labo, France
  • Alginate de sodium/Bicarbonate de sodium Sandoz (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Sandoz, France
  • Alginate de sodium/Bicarbonate de sodium Teva (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Teva Santé, France
  • Alginatol
    Nizhpharm, Russian Federation
  • Alloid G
    Kyosei Seiyaku, Japan
  • Alto
    Kyosei Seiyaku, Japan
  • Arcrane
    Tsuruhara Seiyaku, Japan
  • Gaviscon (Sodium Alginate and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Canada
  • Gaviscon (Sodium Alginate and Potassium Hydrogencarbonate)
    Charles de Giorgio, Malta; Reckitt Benckiser, Belgium; Reckitt Benckiser, Georgia; Reckitt Benckiser, Israel; Reckitt Benckiser, Malta
  • Gaviscon (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Reckitt Benckiser, Belgium; Reckitt Benckiser, France; Reckitt Benckiser, Greece; Reckitt Benckiser, South Africa; Reckitt Benckiser-UK, Italy
  • Gaviscon Advance
    Reckitt Benckiser, South Africa
  • Gaviscon Advance (Sodium Alginate and Potassium Hydrogencarbonate)
    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 (Sodium Alginate and Potassium Hydrogencarbonate)
    Reckitt Benckiser, Czech Republic; Reckitt Benckiser, Russian Federation
  • Gaviscon Infant (Sodium Alginate and Magnesium Alginate (pediatric))
    ARIS, Turkey; Reckitt Benckiser, United Kingdom; Reckitt Benckiser, Ireland; Reckitt Benckiser, New Zealand
  • Gaviscon Liquid (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Reckitt Benckiser, Czech Republic
  • Milpax (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Grupo Farma, Colombia; Grupo Farma del Ecuador, Ecuador
  • Natalsidum
    Nizhpharm, Russian Federation
  • Sanmel
    Toa Yakuhin, Japan
  • Sodiflux
    Hospimedikka, Ecuador

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Glossary

TermDefinition
ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

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