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Cholic Acid

In the US, Cholic Acid (cholic acid systemic) is a member of the drug class digestive enzymes and is used to treat Bile Acid Synthesis Disorders.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Choleretic agent

Chemical Name

3 alpha,7alpha,12 alpha-trihydroxy-5 beta-cholanoic acid (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Cholsäure (German)
  • Acide cholique (French)
  • Ácido cólico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Cholic Acid (OS: ChemID)
  • UNII-G1JO7801AE (IS)

Brand Names

  • Cholic acid FGK
    FGK, Poland
  • Orphacol
    LABORATOIRES C.T.R.S., Germany; Laboratoires CTRS, United Kingdom; Laboratoires CTRS, Poland; Laboratoires CTRS, France


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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