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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Laxative: Bulk-forming

Ophthalmic agent

Chemical Name

Polycarboxymetyl eter of Cellulose (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Carmellosum (Latin)
  • Carmellose (German)
  • Carmellose (French)
  • Carmelosa (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Carmellose (OS: JAN, BAN, DCF)
  • Carboxymethylcellulose (IS)
  • Carboxyméthylcellulose réticulée (IS)
  • CMC (IS)
  • E 466 (E Number) (IS)
  • Polycarboxymethyl ether of Cellulose (WHO) (IS)
  • Carmellose (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, NF 33, Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Carmellosum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Carboxyméthylcellulose sodique (OS: DCF)
  • Carmellose Sodium (OS: JAN, BANM)
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (IS)
  • Poly(O-carboxymethyl)cellulose-Natriumsalz (IS)
  • Tylose (IS)
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (PH: USP 41)
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 12 (PH: NF 33)
  • Carmellose sodique (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Carmellose Sodium (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Carmellose sodium (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Carmellose Sodium, Low-substituted (PH: BP 2018)
  • Carmellose-Natrium (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Carmellosum natricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Low-Substituted Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (PH: NF 33)

Brand Names

  • Biatain Alginate Verband [+ Alginic Acid]
    Coloplast, Germany
  • Celluvisc 1%
    Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Germany
  • Celluvisic
    Allergan, Egypt
  • Celumac
    Macleods, India
  • DracoAlgin [+ Calcium Alginate]
    Draco, Germany
  • DracoHydro [+ Polyurethane Foam]
    Draco, Germany
  • Intrasite
    Smith, Lebanon
  • Intrasite Applipak
    Smith & Nephew, South Africa
  • Lacrilax
    Mantecorp FSA, Brazil
  • Lacrimos
    Lupin, India
  • Neo Fresh
    Neo Química, Brazil
  • Optive
    Allergan, Egypt
  • Optive [+ Glycerol]
    Allergan, Colombia; Allergan, Ecuador
  • Optive UD [+ Glycerol]
    Allergan, Thailand
  • Purilon [+ Alginic acid]
    Coloplast, Germany
  • Refresh
    Allergan, Lebanon
  • Refresh 1%
    Allergan, Egypt
  • Refresh Liquigel
    Laboratorios Allergan, Chile
  • Refresh Plus
    Allergan, Lebanon
  • Refresh Plus 0.5%
    Allergan, Egypt
  • Refresh Tears 0.5%
    Allergan, Egypt
  • Refreskan-T Plus
    Lansier, Peru
  • Renoderm [+ Polyurethane Foam]
    Propharm, Malaysia
  • Stomahesive [+ Gelatin, + Pectin]
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Uruguay
  • Activeslim [+ Alginic Acid]
    Samjin, South Korea
  • Acutears
    Italmex, Mexico
  • Addtears
    Cipla, India
  • Aftee
    Ind-Swift, India
  • Aliviamax
    Denver Farma, Argentina
  • Aquae
    Hamilton Pharmaceutical, Australia
  • Aucic Plus [+ Glycerol]
    Poen, Argentina
  • Bulkose 75%
    Sannova, Japan
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Biomed
    Biomed, New Zealand
  • Carmellose Sodium
    Maruishi Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Carmelosa Qualigen
    Qualigen, Spain
  • Carmelosa Stada
    STADA, Spain
  • Cellufluid
    Allergan, Switzerland; Allergan, Czech Republic; Allergan, Netherlands; Allergan, Sweden; Allergan, Slovakia
  • Cellufresh
    Allergan, Australia; Allergan, Spain; Allergan, Philippines; Allergan, Thailand; Allergan, South Africa
  • Cellufresh 5mg/ml
    Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Germany
  • Cellufresh MD
    Allergan, Philippines; Allergan, Thailand
  • Cellumed 10mg/ml
    Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Germany
  • Celluvisc
    Allergan, Australia; Allergan, Switzerland; Allergan, Denmark; Allergan, France; Allergan, Ireland; Allergan, India; Allergan, Italy; Allergan, Kuwait; Allergan, Malaysia; Allergan, Netherlands; Allergan, New Zealand; Allergan, Portugal; Allergan, Sweden; Allergan, Taiwan; Allergan, South Africa; Allergan Singapore, Singapore; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Farma 1000, Italy
  • Celluvisc 0.5%
    Allergan, United Kingdom
  • Celluvisc 1%
    Allergan, Finland; Allergan, United Kingdom
  • Celluvisc MD
    Allergan, Philippines
  • Clarastill
    Kalbe, Philippines
  • Ecofilm
    Latinofarma, Brazil
  • Flogel
    Cipla, India
  • Freegen
    Ophtha, Peru
  • Glandosane
    Stada Arzneimittel, Austria
  • Kai Shi
    Jianmin Pharmaceutical Group, China
  • Lacrifilm
    União Química, Brazil
  • Lagroben
    Teva, Spain
  • Liangshi
    Allergan, China
  • Lubrol [+ Glycerol]
    Sidus, Argentina
  • Lux Clean [+ Poloxamer]
    AFT Pharmaceuticals, Australia
  • Max-Clear
    Hanlim, South Korea
  • Neotear [+ Glycerol]
    Aristopharma Ltd, Myanmar
  • Nunen
    Hanmi, South Korea
  • Optava 5mg/ml
    Allergan, Switzerland
  • Optifresh Plus
    Petrus, Australia
  • Optifresh Tears
    Petrus, Australia
  • Optive [+ Glycerol, + Hyaluronic Acid]
    Allergan, Brazil
  • Optive [+ Glycerol]
    Allergan, Argentina; Allergan, Australia; Allergan, Brazil; Allergan, Hong Kong; Allergan, Lebanon; Allergan, Mexico; Allergan, Malaysia; Allergan, New Zealand; Allergan, Peru; Allergan, Philippines; Allergan, Russian Federation; Allergan, Thailand; Allergan Israel, Israel; Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Germany; Allergan Singapore, Singapore; Allergan Singapore, Vietnam; Laboratorios Allergan, Chile
  • Optive Fusion [+ Hyaluronic Acid, + Glycerol]
    Allergan, Australia; Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Germany
  • Optive Plus [+ Glycerol, + Castor oil]
    Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Germany
  • Optive Sensitive [+ Glycerol]
    Allergan, Australia; Allergan, Hong Kong
  • Optive UD [+ Glycerol]
    Allergan, Brazil; Allergan Singapore, Vietnam
  • Orabase [+ Pectin]
    Convatec, New Zealand
  • Ora-Plus
    MidWest, New Zealand
  • Qingxin
    Allergan, China
  • Recatol Algin [+ Alginic Acid]
    Riemser Pharma, Germany
  • Refresh
    Allergan, Argentina; Allergan, Colombia; Allergan, Hong Kong; Allergan, India; Allergan, Mexico; Allergan, Malaysia; Allergan, New Zealand
  • Refresh Celluvisc
    Allergan, Canada; Allergan, China; Allergan, Hong Kong
  • Refresh Contacts
    Allergan, Australia; Allergan, Canada; Allergan Singapore, Singapore
  • Refresh Liquigel
    Allergan, Australia; Allergan, Colombia; Allergan, Peru; Allergan, Taiwan; Allergan, Venezuela; Allergan Singapore, Singapore; Allergan Singapore, Vietnam
  • Refresh Plus
    Allergan, Australia; Allergan, Canada; Allergan, China; Allergan, Hong Kong; Allergan, Kuwait; Allergan, Malaysia; Allergan, New Zealand; Allergan, Taiwan; Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Greece; Allergan Singapore, Singapore; Allergan Singapore, Vietnam
  • Refresh Tears
    Allergan, Canada; Allergan, Hong Kong; Allergan, India; Allergan, Turkey; Allergan, Taiwan; Allergan, Venezuela; Allergan, South Africa; Allergan Israel, Israel; Allergan Singapore, Singapore; Allergan Singapore, Vietnam; Laboratorios Allergan, Chile
  • Refresh Tears Plus
    Allergan, Australia; Allergan, New Zealand
  • Smartears
    Gatle, India
  • Stomahesive
    Convatec, New Zealand
  • Talof [+ Loteprednol]
    Poen, Uruguay
  • Tearmax
    FDC, India
  • TheraTears
    Akorn, Canada; Contact Lens Centre Australia, Australia
  • Veldrop
    Alembic, India
  • Viscofresh
    Allergan, Spain
  • Viskern
    Kern Pharma, Spain
  • Weteye
    Eyekare, India
  • Weteye Forte
    Eyekare, India


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

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