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Calcium Acetate

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

In the US, Calcium Acetate (calcium acetate systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: minerals and electrolytes, phosphate binders and is used to treat Hyperphosphatemia.

US matches:


Ph. Eur.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Pharmaceutic aid

Mineral supplement

Treatment of hyperphosphatemia

Used in solutions for dialysis

Chemical Names

Acetic acid, calcium salt (USAN)

Calciumdiacetat (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Calcii acetas (Latin)
  • Calciumacetat (German)
  • Calcium, acétate de (French)
  • Calcio, acetato de (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Calcium Acetate (OS: JAN)
  • Acetic acid, calcium salt (IS)
  • Brown acetate of lime (IS)
  • Calcium aceticum (IS)
  • E 263 (IS)
  • EINECS 200-540-9 (IS)
  • Essigsäure, Calciumsalz (IS)
  • Gray acetate of lime (IS)
  • Kalciumacetat (IS)
  • Lime acetate (IS)
  • Lime pyrolignite (IS)
  • UNII-Y882YXF34X (IS)
  • Vinegar salts (IS)
  • Calcii acetas anhydricus (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Calcium Acetate (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Calcium acetate, anhydrous (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Calciumacetat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Calcium diacetat-1-Wasser (IS)

Brand Names


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
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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