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Sorbitol

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Sorbitol (sorbitol topical) is a member of the drug class laxatives and is used to treat Constipation.

US matches:

Scheme

NF

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

A06AD18,A06AG07,B05CX02,V04CC01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000050-70-4

Chemical Formula

C6-H14-O6

Molecular Weight

182

Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Pharmaceutic aid

Laxative, osmotically acting

Diagnostic agent, other

Diagnostic agent: Gall-bladder function

Laxative: Enema

Chemical Name

D-Glucitol

Foreign Names

  • Sorbitolum (Latin)
  • Sorbit (German)
  • Sorbitol (French)

Generic Names

  • D-Sorbitol (OS: JAN)
  • Sorbitol (OS: DCF)
  • D-Glucit (IS)
  • D-Glucitol (IS)
  • E 420 (IS)
  • Sorbit (IS)
  • D-Sorbitol (PH: JP XVI)
  • Sorbitol (PH: BP 2015, NF 32, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Sorbitolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Actiliver (Sorbitol and Menbutone (veterinary use))
    Laboratoires Biové, France
  • Argininã - Sorbitol Infomed (Sorbitol and Arginine)
    Infomed, Romania
  • Biosorbidex (Sorbitol and Glucose)
    Laboratoires Biové, France
  • Carbosorb (Sorbitol and Charcoal, Activated)
    AFT, New Zealand
  • Cholisorb (Sorbitol and Choline chloride (veterinary use))
    Zootech, France
  • Clyss-Go (Sorbitol and Docusate Sodium)
    Prospa, Portugal
  • Curépar (Sorbitol and Methionine (veterinary use))
    Sogeval, France
  • Curépar avec Prednisolone (Sorbitol and Methionine, + Prednisolone (veterinary use))
    Sogeval, France
  • Cystosol (Sorbitol and Acetic Acid)
    Ilsanta, Lithuania
  • D-Sorbitol Kowa Souyaku
    Kowa Souyaku, Japan
  • D-Sorbitol Maruishi Seiyaku
    Maruishi Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Energidex (Sorbitol and Glucose (veterinary use))
    Vetoquinol, Switzerland
  • Énergidex (Sorbitol and Glucose (veterinary use))
    Vetoquinol, France
  • Eupasan
    Kronos, Ecuador
  • Glycan Udder (Sorbitol and Glycerol (veterinary use))
    DeLaval, Australia
  • GO-ON (Sorbitol and Hyaluronic Acid)
    Rottapharm/Madaus, Germany
  • Hépato (Sorbitol and Choline (veterinary use))
    Véto-Centre, France
  • Ispirol (Sorbitol and Mannitol)
    Hemofarm, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Hemofarm, Serbia
  • Klyx (Sorbitol and Docusate Sodium)
    Ferring, Denmark; Ferring, Iceland; Ferring, Sweden; Pharmachemie, Netherlands
  • Macrolax (Sorbitol and Docusate Sodium)
    SIT, Italy
  • Mannitol S (Sorbitol and Mannitol)
    Yoshindo, Japan
  • Mecolin (Sorbitol and Tricholine Citrate)
    Stadmed, India
  • Minilax (Sorbitol and Sodium Laurilsulfate)
    Eurofarma, Brazil
  • Nutr'in Box (Sorbitol and Glucose (veterinary use))
    Zootech, France
  • Osmofundina Concentrada Braun (Sorbitol and Mannitol)
    B. Braun Medical, Portugal
  • Purisole (Sorbitol and Mannitol)
    Fresenius Kabi, Portugal
  • Rehydex (Sorbitol and Glucose (veterinary use))
    Coophavet, France
  • Resulax
    Meda, Sweden
  • Sédochol (Sorbitol and Choline, + Methionine (veterinary use))
    Coophavet, France
  • Sodiazot (Sorbitol and Lysine (veterinary use))
    Laboratoires Biové, France
  • Sorbi
    Orion, New Zealand
  • Sorbiclis (Sorbitol and Docusate Sodium)
    SIT, Italy
  • Sorbilax (Sorbitol and Docusate Sodium (veterinary use))
    Vetoquinol, France
  • Sorbiline (Sorbitol and Tricholine Citrate)
    Franco-Indian, India
  • Sorbit
    Shun Hwa, Taiwan
  • Sorbitocholine (Sorbitol and Choline)
    Siphat, Tunisia
  • Sorbitol
    Siphat, Tunisia
  • Sorbitol Corsa/Sanofi-Synthelabo
    Corsa/Sanofi-Synthelabo, Indonesia
  • Sorbitol Delalande
    Sanofi Aventis, Vietnam; Sanofi-Aventis, Belgium; Sanofi-Aventis, France
  • Sorbitol Infomed
    Infomed, Romania
  • Sorbitol Richard
    Richard, France
  • Transitonyl (Sorbitol and Propionic Acid, Orotic Acid (veterinary use))
    Ceva, France
  • Uromatic S
    Baxter, Japan
  • Viscotears (Sorbitol and Carbomer)
    Alcon, Denmark
  • Yal
    Trommsdorff, Germany
  • Yal (Sorbitol and Docusate Sodium)
    Gebro, Switzerland; Jacoby, Austria; Trommsdorff, Czech Republic

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
NFThe National Formulary (USA)
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

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