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Calcium Sulfate

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



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Pharmaceutic aid

Chemical Name

Sulfuric acid, calcium salt (1:1) (USP)

Foreign Names

  • Calcii sulfas (Latin)
  • Calciumsulfat (German)
  • Calcium, sulfate de (French)
  • Cálcico, sulfato de (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Anhydrite (IS)
  • Anhydrous gypsum (IS)
  • Anhydrous sulfate of lime (IS)
  • Calcium Sulphate (IS)
  • E 516 (E Number) (IS)
  • Karstenite (IS)
  • Muriacite (IS)
  • UNII-E934B3V59H (IS)
  • Calcium Sulfate (PH: NF 33)
  • Alabaster (IS)
  • Gips (IS)
  • Gypsum (IS)
  • Light spar (IS)
  • Mineral white (IS)
  • Native calcium sulfate (IS)
  • Precipitated calcium sulfate (IS)
  • Satin spar (IS)
  • Satinite (IS)
  • Selenite (IS)
  • Terra alba (IS)
  • UNII-4846Q921YM (IS)
  • Calcii sulfas dihydricus (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Calcium (sulfate de) dihydratĂ© (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Calcium Sulfate (PH: Ph. Int. 7)
  • Calcium sulfate dihydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate (PH: BP 2018)
  • Calciumsulfate-Dihydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names

  • Close-Up Hy-D [+ Calcifediol, + Magnesium Chloride] [veterinary use]
    Vitec, New Zealand
  • Aurofac 200g [+ Chlortetracycline] [veterinary use]
    Trouw Nutrition, Israel


ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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