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In the US, Attapulgite (attapulgite systemic) is a member of the drug class antidiarrheals and is used to treat Diarrhea.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid


Antidiarrheal agent: Intestinal adsorbent

Chemical Name

Purified native hydrated aluminium magnesium silicate essentially consisting of the clay mineral palygorskite (BP)

Foreign Names

  • Attapulgit (German)
  • Attapulgite (French)
  • Attapulgite (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Attapulgite (OS: DCF)
  • Aluminium magnesium silicate hydrated (IS)
  • Aluminium-Magnesium-Silicat-hydrat (IS)
  • Palygorscite (IS)
  • Palygorskit (IS)
  • Attapulgite (PH: BP 2016)
  • Activated Attapulgite (PH: USP 38)
  • Attapulgite attivata (PH: F.U. XII)
  • Attapulgite, Activated (PH: BP 2016)
  • Colloidal Activated Attapulgite (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names

  • Actapulgite
    Ipsen, Belgium; Ipsen Pharma, France
  • Akita (Attapulgite and Pectin)
    Ifars, Indonesia
  • Arcapec (Attapulgite and Pectin)
    Meprofarm, Indonesia
  • Arutox
    Progressive, Pakistan
  • Cortafan (Attapulgite and Nifuroxazide)
    Markos, Peru
  • Diagit (Attapulgite and Pectin)
    Interbat, Indonesia
  • Diaren (Attapulgite and Nifuroxazide)
    Eurolab, Chile; Saval, Ecuador; Saval, Peru
  • Diarex (Attapulgite and Nifuroxazide)
    Neo-Fármaco, Ecuador
  • Entrogard (Attapulgite and Pectin)
    Mugi Laboratories, Indonesia
  • Hortrin A (Attapulgite and Nifuroxazide)
    Medifarma, Peru
  • Kaopectate
    Paladin, Canada
  • Kaopectate Extra Strength
    Pharmacia & Upjohn, United States
  • K-Pec
    Rugby, United States
  • Molagit (Attapulgite and Pectin)
    Molex Ayus, Indonesia
  • Neo Diastop (Attapulgite and Pectin)
    Armoxindo, Indonesia
  • Nifurat (Attapulgite and Nifuroxazide)
    Bago, Peru
  • Stomacine (Attapulgite and Aldioxa)
    Yung Shin, Taiwan
  • Streptomagma (Attapulgite and Pectin)
    Turgut, Turkey
  • Suloweilin (Attapulgite and Oxetacaine)
    Root, Taiwan
  • Teradi
    Global Multi Pharmalab, Indonesia
  • Weizain (Attapulgite and Oxetacaine)
    Honten, Taiwan
  • Wellhealth (Attapulgite and Aldioxa)
    Hwang's, Taiwan
  • Wetonlin (Attapulgite and Oxetacaine)
    Ming Ta, Taiwan
  • Wetunlin (Attapulgite and Oxetacaine)
    Siu Guan, Taiwan
  • Actapulgite
    Ipsen, Vietnam; Teriak, Tunisia; Teriak, Tunisia
  • Attapulgite
    Hamaz Pharma, Pakistan
  • Bantox
    Benson Pharma, Pakistan
  • Diasorb
    Columbia, United States
  • Gastropulgite (Attapulgite and Aluminium Hydroxide-Magnesium Carbonate Co-dried Gel)
    Ipsen, Vietnam
  • Kaptin
    Julphar, Oman
  • Licopec (Attapulgite and Pectin)
    Berlico Mulia Farma, Indonesia
  • Neo Enterodiastop
    Combiphar, Indonesia
  • New Diatabs
    Medifarma, Indonesia; United Pharma, Vietnam
  • Biodiar
    Sandoz, Indonesia
  • Entrostop (Attapulgite and Pectin)
    Kalbe, Indonesia
  • Neo Entrostop (Attapulgite and Pectin)
    Kalbe, Indonesia
  • Neo Envios (Attapulgite and Pectin)
    Nufarindo, Indonesia


BPBritish Pharmacopoeia
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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