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Aluminium Oxide

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Dermatological agent

Pharmaceutic aid


Antiacne agent for topical use

Chemical Name

Aluminium oxide

Foreign Names

  • Aluminii oxidum (Latin)
  • Aluminiumoxid (German)
  • Aluminium, oxyde d' (French)
  • αxido de aluminio (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Alumina (IS)
  • Aluminium oxyde (IS)
  • Aluminum Oxide (IS)
  • Aluminium Oxide (PH: NF 33)
  • Algeldrate (IS: Ph. Eur.)
  • Alumina, activated (IS)
  • Aluminii oxidum hydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Aluminium oxide, hydrated (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Aluminium, oxyde d', hydraté (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Aluminiumoxid, wasserhaltiges; Algeldrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Dried Aluminium Hydroxide (PH: BP 2012)
  • Dried Aluminum Hydroxide Gel (PH: JP XVI)

Brand Names

  • Acido-Git Maalox (Aluminium Oxide and Magnesium Hydroxide)
    Sanofi-Aventis, Hungary
  • Altacid (Aluminium Oxide and Magnesium Hydroxide)
    Bosnalijek, Serbia
  • Altacid Bosnalijek (Aluminium Oxide and Magnesium Hydroxide)
    Bosnalijek, Macedonia
  • Alum
    Washington, Taiwan
  • Gastracid (Aluminium Oxide and Magnesium Oxide)
    Wagner Pharma, Hungary
  • Magalox (Aluminium Oxide and Magnesium Hydroxide)
    Bosnalijek, Bosnia & Herzegowina
  • Rocgel
    D&A, Tunisia
  • Topaal (Aluminium Oxide and Alginic Acid)
    Pierre Fabre, Tunisia
  • Maalox Forte (Aluminium Oxide and Magnesium Hydroxide)
    Sanofi-aventis, Israel
  • Polysilane Delalande (Aluminium Oxide and Simeticone)
    Sanofi-Aventis, France
  • Rocgel
    SERB Laboratoires, France


ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

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