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Bismuth Subcarbonate (International)

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


Ph. Eur.

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories


Antidiarrheal agent

Astringent agent, topical

Chemical Name

Basic bismuth carbonate (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Bismuthi subcarbonas (Latin)
  • Bismuth carbonat, basisches (German)
  • Bismuth, sous-carbonate de (French)
  • Carbonato de bismutila (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Bismuth Carbonate (OS: USAN)
  • Bismuth Subcarbonate (OS: USAN, JAN)
  • Bismuth Carbonate (IS)
  • Bismuth carbonate oxide (IS)
  • Bismuth oxycarbonate (IS)
  • Bismutite (IS)
  • Dibismuth carbonate dioxide (IS)
  • UNII-M41L2IN55T (IS)
  • Wismuthcarbonat, basisches (IS)
  • Bismuth Subcarbonate (PH: BP 2018, USP 41)
  • Bismuth subcarbonate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Bismuthi subcarbonas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names

  • Amforol [+ Attapulgite, + Kanamycin] [veterinary use]
    Zoetis, United States
  • Bismuth Subcarbonate
    New Chemical, Taiwan
  • Bismuth Subcarbonate Chin Teng
    Chin Teng Pharmaceutical Industrial, Taiwan
  • Bismuth Subcarbonate Genuine
    Genuine, Taiwan
  • Bismuth Subcarbonate Hoei
    Mylan Seiyaku, Japan
  • Bismuth Subcarbonate Johnson
    Johnson, Taiwan
  • Bismuth Subcarbonate New Chem & Pharm
    New Chemical, Taiwan
  • Bismuth Subcarbonate Union Lab
    Union, Taiwan
  • Bismuth Subcarbonate Veterans
    Taiwan Veterans, Taiwan
  • Bismuth Subcarbonate Washington Pharm
    Washington, Taiwan
  • Changyanling [+ Gentamicin]
    Sunstone Pharmaceutical, China
  • Gastop [+ Simeticone]
    Bajer, Argentina
  • Magn├ęsia Bisurada [+ Magnesium Carbonate, + Calcium Carbonate, + Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Wyeth Pharma, Brazil
  • Qiyu [+ Gentamicin]
    HongQi Pharmaceutical, China
  • Tridyn [+ Phthalylsulfathiazole, + Homatropine, + Neomycin]
    Trifar, Paraguay
  • Weicon-BI
    Hwang's, Taiwan
  • Wemet
    Yuan Chou, Taiwan


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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