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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Ophthalmic agent

Chemical Name

High-molecular-weight polymers of acrylic acid cross-linked with polyalkenyl ethers of sugars or polyalcohols. They are produced in several grades characterised by the viscosity of a defined solution (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

  • Carbomerum (Latin)
  • Carbomer (German)
  • Carbomère (French)
  • Carbomero (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Acrylarm
    Acromax, Ecuador; Italmex, Mexico
  • Alcon Eye
    Alcon-Couvreur, Belgium
  • Alivialux
    Denver Farma, Argentina
  • Aquarest 0.2%
    Chauvin Bausch & Lomb, France
  • AquaTears
    Laboratoires Thea, Austria
  • Artelac
    Bausch & Lomb, Ireland
  • Civigel 0.2%
    Alcon, France
  • Dacrio
    Alcon, Greece
  • Dacriogel
    Alcon, Italy
  • Fluidose
    Ophtapharm, Switzerland
  • Gel-Larmes
    Laboratoires Thea, France; Thea, Tunisia
  • GelTears
    Bausch & Lomb, Ireland; Bausch & Lomb UK, United Kingdom
  • Gen Teal (Carbomer and Hydromellose)
    Novartis, Bangladesh
  • GenTeal (Carbomer and Hypromellose)
    Alcon, Hong Kong; Alcon, Thailand; Novartis, Indonesia; Novartis Biosciences, Peru; Novartis Ophthalmics, Vietnam
  • Genteal (Carbomer and Hypromellose)
    Novartis, Egypt; Novartis, Malaysia; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Canada
  • Ginpol
    Winston, Taiwan
  • Ginsol
    Winston, Taiwan
  • Humedgel (Carbomer and Hypromellose)
    Lansier, Peru
  • Hypotears (Carbomer and Retinol)
    Novartis, Egypt
  • Lac-Ophtal
    Winzer, Germany
  • Lacrifluid
    Europhta, Monaco; Europhta, Tunisia
  • Lacrifluid 0.13%
    Europhta, France
  • Lacrigel
    Europhta, France; Europhta, Monaco
  • Lacrinorm
    Bausch & Lomb, Belgium; Bausch & Lomb Swiss, Switzerland; Bausch + Lomb, Netherlands; Chauvin, Tunisia
  • Lacrinorm (Carbomer and Benzalkonium)
    Farmigea, Italy
  • Lacrinorm 0.2%
    Chauvin Bausch & Lomb, France
  • Lacrinorm F UD
    Bausch & Lomb Swiss, Switzerland
  • Lacryvisc
    Alcon, Switzerland; Alcon, France; Alcon, Hong Kong; Alcon, Portugal; Alcon, Romania; Alcon, Singapore; Alcon, Tunisia; Alcon, Turkey; Alcon Cusi, Spain
  • Lacryvisc (Carbomer and Mannitol)
    Alcon, Philippines; Laboratorios Alcon Chile, Chile
  • Lacryvisc SE
    Alcon, Switzerland
  • Lakrimont
    Astimex, Sweden
  • Latlas
    Atlas, Peru; Atlas Farmc., Argentina
  • Lipolac
    Angelini, Spain
  • Lipolin
    Bausch & Lomb, Philippines
  • Liposic
    Bausch & Lomb, Argentina; Bausch & Lomb, Belgium; Bausch & Lomb, Hong Kong; Bausch & Lomb, Ireland; Bausch & Lomb, Portugal; Bausch & Lomb Swiss, Switzerland; Bausch + Lomb, Malaysia; Bausch + Lomb, Netherlands; Bausch + Lomb, Vietnam; Chauvin, Israel; Chauvin, Tunisia; Chauvin Bausch & Lomb, France; Dr. Gerhard Mann, China; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Germany; Jaffar Pharmacy, Bahrain; Kite, Greece
  • Lipotears
    Bausch & Lomb, Turkey
  • Lipovisc
    Bausch & Lomb IOM, Italy
  • Liquigel
    Théa, Germany
  • Liquigel UD
    Thea Pharma, Germany
  • Liquivisc
    Thea Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Nicotears (Carbomer and Mannitol)
    Saval, Ecuador
  • Nicotears Gel (Carbomer and Mannitol)
    Nicolich, Chile; Saval, Peru
  • Ocugel
    Meda, Belgium
  • Oculotect (Carbomer and Retinol)
    Novartis, Indonesia
  • Ofarsin
    Bausch & Lomb, Spain
  • Oftagel
    Santen, Bulgaria; Santen, Denmark; Santen, Estonia; Santen, Finland; Santen, Hungary; Santen, Iceland; Santen, Lithuania; Santen, Norway; Santen, Russian Federation; Santen, Sweden; Santen Oy, Czech Republic; Ursapharm, Georgia
  • Oftipan
    PharmaSwiss, Poland
  • Poly Gel Lubricanting
    Alcon, New Zealand
  • Refresh
    Allergan, Argentina; Allergan, Mexico
  • Siccafluid
    Laboratoires Thea, France; Laboratoires Thea, Greece; Laboratoires Théa, Netherlands; Laboratorios Andromaco, Chile; Quideca, Colombia; Sidus, Argentina; Thea, Spain; Thea, Philippines; Thea, Tunisia; Théa, Portugal; Thea Farma, Italy; Théa Pharma, Switzerland
  • Siccafluid 0.25%
    THEA, Switzerland
  • Siccafree
    Laboratoires Théa, Netherlands
  • Siccamed
    Laboratoires Théa, Netherlands
  • Siccapos
    Biem, Turkey; Ursapharm, Germany; Ursapharm, Malaysia
  • Teargel
    Al Pharm, South Africa
  • Thilo Tears (Carbomer and Mannitol)
    Alcon, Lebanon
  • Thilogel
    Alcon, Greece
  • Thilo-Tears
    Alcon, Germany; Alcon, Netherlands; Alcon-Couvreur, Belgium; Liba, Turkey
  • Unigel
    Roster, Peru
  • Vidisic
    Bausch & Lomb, Belgium; Bausch & Lomb, Ireland; Bausch & Lomb, Portugal; Bausch + Lomb, Malaysia; Bausch + Lomb, Netherlands; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Bulgaria; Dr. Gerhard Mann, China; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Czech Republic; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Germany; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Poland; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Serbia; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Taiwan; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Fisher Farma, Netherlands; Mann, Iceland; Mann, Slovakia; Minapharm, Egypt
  • Vidisic (Carbomer and Cetrimide)
    Dr. Mann, Hungary
  • Visc-Ophtal
    Winzer, Germany
  • Viscotears
    Alcon, Switzerland; Alcon, Finland; Alcon, Turkey; Alcon Laboratories UK, United Kingdom; Grupo Novartis, Spain; Laboratoires Théa, Sweden; Novartis, Argentina; Novartis, Brazil; Novartis, Ecuador; Novartis, New Zealand; Novartis Pharma, Israel
  • Viscotears (Carbomer and Cetrimide)
    Novartis Biosciences, Peru; Thea Laboratoires, Norway
  • Viscotears (Carbomer and Sorbitol)
    Alcon, Denmark
  • Viscoter
    Laboratoires Thea, Greece
  • Visco-Vision
    OmniVision, Germany
  • Visine (Carbomer and Povidone)
    McNeil CH, Germany
  • Vistagel
    Lansier, Peru


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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