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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 (IS: E Number)
  • Polycarboxymethyl ether of Cellulose (IS: WHO)
  • Carmellose (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, NF 33, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Carmellosum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Carboxyméthylcellulose sodique (OS: DCF)
  • Carmellose Sodium (OS: JAN, BANM)
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (IS)
  • Poly(O-carboxymethyl)cellulose-Natriumsalz (IS)
  • Tylose (IS)
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (PH: USP 38)
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 12 (PH: NF 33)
  • Carmellose sodique (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Carmellose Sodium (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Carmellose sodium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Carmellose Sodium, Low-substituted (PH: BP 2016)
  • Carmellose-Natrium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Carmellosum natricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Low-Substituted Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (PH: NF 33)

Brand Names

  • Biatain Alginate Verband (Carmellose and Alginic Acid)
    Coloplast, Germany
  • Celluvisc
    Allergan, Peru; Allergan, Tunisia; Pharm-Allergan, Germany
  • Celluvisic
    Allergan, Egypt
  • Celobar (Carmellose and Barium)
    Enila, Brazil
  • Celumac
    Macleods, India
  • DracoAlgin (Carmellose and Calcium Alginate)
    Draco, Germany
  • DracoHydro (Carmellose and Polyurethane Foam)
    Draco, Germany
  • Intrasite
    Smith, Lebanon
  • Intrasite Applipak
    Smith & Nephew, South Africa
  • Lacrimos
    Lupin, India
  • Optive
    Allergan, Egypt
  • Optive (Carmellose and Glycerol)
    Allergan, Colombia; Allergan, Ecuador
  • Optive UD (Carmellose and Glycerol)
    Allergan, Thailand
  • OQ-Tears
    Oftalmoquimica, Colombia
  • Purilon (Carmellose and 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
    Lansier, Peru
  • Renoderm (Carmellose and Polyurethane Foam)
    Propharm, Malaysia
  • Activeslim (Carmellose and Alginic Acid)
    Samjin, South Korea
  • Acutears
    Italmex, Mexico
  • Akwagel AK
    Akorn, Peru
  • Algoplaque
    Urgo, Germany
  • Aucic
    Poen, Argentina
  • Bulkose 75%
    Sannova, Japan
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Biomed
    Biomed, New Zealand
  • Carmellose Sodium Maruishi
    Maruishi Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Cellufluid
    Allergan, Switzerland; Allergan, Czech Republic; Allergan, Netherlands; Allergan, Sweden; Allergan, Slovakia
  • Cellufresh
    Allergan, Brazil; Allergan, Spain; Allergan, Philippines; Allergan, Thailand; Allergan, South Africa; Pharm-Allergan, Germany
  • Cellufresh MD
    Allergan, Thailand
  • Cellumed
    Pharm-Allergan, Germany
  • Celluvisc
    Allergan, Switzerland; Allergan, Denmark; Allergan, France; Allergan, Greece; Allergan, Ireland; Allergan, India; Allergan, Italy; Allergan, Malaysia; Allergan, Netherlands; Allergan, Norway; Allergan, New Zealand; Allergan, Portugal; Allergan, Sweden; Allergan, Thailand; Allergan, Taiwan; Allergan, South Africa; Allergan Singapore, Singapore; Eureco-Pharma, Netherlands; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Farma 1000, Italy; Fisher Farma, Netherlands; Medcor, Netherlands; San Giorgio Pharma, Italy
  • Celluvisc 0.5%
    Allergan, United Kingdom
  • Celluvisc 1%
    Allergan, Finland; Allergan, United Kingdom
  • Celluvisc MD
    Allergan, Philippines; Allergan, Thailand
  • Dr.Fresh
    DHP Korea, Georgia
  • Ecofilm Colírio
    Latinofarma, Brazil
  • Flogel
    Cipla, India
  • Glandosane
    Stada Arzneimittel, Austria
  • Kai Shi
    Jianmin Pharmaceutical Group, China
  • Max-Clear
    Hanlim, South Korea
  • Neotear (Carmellose and Glycerol)
    Aristopharma Ltd, Myanmar
  • Nunen
    Hanmi, South Korea
  • Optava
    Allergan, Switzerland; Allergan, Sweden
  • Optive
    Allergan, Turkey
  • Optive (Carmellose and Glycerol)
    Allergan, Hong Kong; Allergan, Lebanon; Allergan, Malaysia; Allergan, New Zealand; Allergan, Peru; Allergan, Philippines; Allergan, Thailand; Allergan Singapore, Singapore; Laboratorios Allergan, Chile
  • Optive Sensitive (Carmellose and Glycerol)
    Allergan, Hong Kong
  • Optive UD (Carmellose and Glycerol)
    Pharm-Allergan, Germany
  • Orabase (Carmellose and Pectin)
    Convatec, New Zealand
  • Ora-Plus
    MidWest, New Zealand
  • PF Drops Carmellose
    Moorfields Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Refresh
    Allergan, Colombia; Allergan, Hong Kong; Allergan, India; Allergan, Malaysia; Allergan, New Zealand
  • Refresh Celluvisc
    Allergan, Canada; Allergan, China; Allergan, Hong Kong; Allergan, Peru
  • Refresh Contacts
    Allergan Singapore, Singapore
  • Refresh Liquigel
    Allergan, Peru; Allergan, Taiwan; Allergan Singapore, Singapore
  • Refresh Plus
    Allergan, Canada; Allergan, China; Allergan, Greece; Allergan, Hong Kong; Allergan, Malaysia; Allergan, New Zealand; Allergan, Taiwan; Allergan Singapore, Singapore
  • Refresh Tears
    Allergan, Canada; Allergan, Colombia; Allergan, Hong Kong; Allergan, India; Allergan, Peru; Allergan, Turkey; Allergan, Taiwan; Allergan, South Africa; Allergan Israel, Israel; Allergan Singapore, Singapore; Laboratorios Allergan, Chile
  • Refresh Tears Plus
    Allergan, New Zealand
  • Salivan
    Apsen, Brazil
  • Smartears
    Gatle, India
  • Stomahesive
    Convatec, New Zealand
  • Tearmax
    FDC, India
  • Tearsoft
    Procaps, Colombia
  • Veldrop
    Alembic, India
  • Viscofresh
    Allergan, 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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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