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:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Laxative, osmotically acting

Pharmaceutic aid

Food additive

Laxative, Enema

Diagnostic agent, other

Diagnostic agent: Gall-bladder function

Chemical Name


Foreign Names

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

Generic Names

  • Sorbitol (OS: DCF)
  • D-Glucit (IS)
  • D-Glucitol (IS)
  • E 420 (IS)
  • Sorbit (IS)
  • D-Sorbitol (PH: JP XV)
  • Sorbitol (PH: BP 2011, NF 29, Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Sorbitolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • Actiliver (Sorbitol and Menbutone (veterinary use))
    Laboratoires Biové, France
  • Carbosorb (Sorbitol and Charcoal, Activated)
    AFT, New Zealand
  • Cholisorb (Sorbitol and Choline chloride (veterinary use))
    Zootech, France
  • Curépar (Sorbitol and Methionine (veterinary use))
    Sogeval, France
  • D-Sorbitol Kowa Souyaku
    Kowa Souyaku, Japan
  • D-Sorbitol Maruishi Seiyaku
    Maruishi Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Eupasan
    Kronos, Ecuador
  • Freka-Drainjet Pursole (Sorbitol and Mannitol)
    Fresenius, Germany
  • Glycan Udder (Sorbitol and Glycerol (veterinary use))
    DeLaval, Australia
  • Ispirol (Sorbitol and Mannitol)
    Hemofarm, Serbia
  • Klyx (Sorbitol and Docusate Sodium)
    Ferring, Denmark; Ferring, Finland; Ferring, Iceland; Ferring, Sweden
  • Macrolax (Sorbitol and Docusate Sodium)
    SIT, Italy
  • Minilax (Sorbitol and Sodium Laurilsulfate)
    Eurofarma, Brazil
  • Resulax
    Meda, Sweden
  • Sanofi-Synthelabo
    Sanofi-Synthelabo, Indonesia
  • Sathom (Sorbitol and Sodium Acid Citrate)
    Hatipharco, Vietnam
  • Sodiazot (Sorbitol and Lysine (veterinary use))
    Laboratoires Biové, France
  • Sorbi
    Orion, New Zealand
  • Sorbiclis (Sorbitol and Docusate)
    SIT, Italy
  • Sorbilax (Sorbitol and Docusate Sodium (veterinary use))
    Vetoquinol, France
  • Sorbit
    Shun Hwa, Taiwan
  • Sorbitocholine (Sorbitol and Choline)
    Siphat, Tunisia
  • Sorbitol Bidiphar
    Bidiphar, Vietnam
  • Sorbitol Corsa
    Corsa Industries, Indonesia
  • Sorbitol Delalande
    Sanofi Aventis, Vietnam; Sanofi-Aventis, Belgium; Sanofi-Aventis, France
  • Sorbitol Domesco
    Domesco, Vietnam
  • Sorbitol
    B. Braun, United States; Baxter, United States; Infomed, Romania; Pharmaceutical Associates, United States; Siphat, Tunisia
  • Sorbitol-Infusionslösung
    Bernburg, Germany
  • Sorbitol-Mannitol Hospira (Sorbitol and Mannitol)
    Hospira, United States
  • Sorbosan
    E. Merck, Ethiopia
  • Uromatic S
    Baxter, Japan
  • Vidisic (Sorbitol and Carbomer)
    Mann, Luxembourg
  • Viscotears (Sorbitol and Carbomer)
    Novartis, Denmark
  • Yal
    Trommsdorff, Germany
  • Yal (Sorbitol and Docusate Sodium)
    Adeka, Turkey; Gebro, Switzerland; Jacoby, Austria; Trommsdorff, Czech Republic

International Drug Name Search


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

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