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Calcium Carbonate

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

In the US, Calcium Carbonate (calcium carbonate systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: antacids, minerals and electrolytes and is used to treat Duodenal Ulcer, Erosive Esophagitis, GERD, Hypocalcemia, Indigestion, Osteopenia, Osteoporosis and Stomach Ulcer.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Treatment of calcium deficiency


Treatment of hyperphosphatemia

Chemical Name

Calcium carbonate (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Calcii carbonas (Latin)
  • Calciumcarbonat (German)
  • Calcium (carbonate de) (French)
  • Calcio carbonato (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Calcium Carbonate, Precipitated (OS: JAN)
  • Precpitated Calcium Carbonate (OS: JAN)
  • Carbonic acid, calcium salt (IS)
  • Cl 77220 (INCI) (IS)
  • Creta preparata (IS)
  • E 170 (E Number) (IS)
  • Precipitated chalk (IS)
  • Calcii carbonas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Calcium (carbonate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Calcium (carbonate de) pour prémélanges médicamenteux (PH: Ph. Franç. X)
  • Calcium carbonate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Calcium Carbonate (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Int. 7, USP 41)
  • Calcium Carbonate, Precipitated (PH: JP XVII)
  • Calciumcarbonat (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Chalk (PH: BP 2018)

Brand Names


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

Important Notice: The international database is in BETA release. This means it is still under development and may contain inaccuracies. It is not intended as a substitute for the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of any medication in any country is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult with your healthcare professional before taking any medication.

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