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Citric Acid

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

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

A09AB04

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000077-92-9

Chemical Formula

C6-H8-O7

Molecular Weight

192

Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Pharmaceutic aid

Antacid

Chemical Names

β-Hydroxytricarballylic acid

1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy- (USP)

2-Hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid (Ph. Eur.)

3-Hydroxypentanedioic acid-3-carboxylic acid

Foreign Names

  • Acidum citricum (Latin)
  • Citronensäure (German)
  • Citrique acide (French)
  • Cítrijco anhidro (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Alka-Seltzer (Citric Acid and Acetylsalicylic Acid, + Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Bayer Consumer Care, Canada; Bayer HealthCare, Singapore
  • Ankos (Citric Acid and Pholcodine)
    Ankaz, Pakistan
  • Bicitra (Citric Acid and Sodium Citrate)
    Alza, United States
  • Blanel
    Pfleger, Austria
  • Citric Acid MidWest
    MidWest, New Zealand
  • Disfruta (Citric Acid and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Maver, Peru
  • Doxyveto-50 S Plus (Citric Acid and Doxycycline (veterinary use))
    Instavet, South Africa
  • Eno (Citric Acid and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Hong Kong
  • Jedcomag (Citric Acid and Magnesium Oxide)
    Jedco, Egypt
  • Justegas (Citric Acid and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Juste, Spain
  • Kanacitrin (Citric Acid and Potassium Citrate)
    Gianfarma, Peru
  • K-Citrate (Citric Acid and Potassium)
    Gentle, Taiwan
  • K-Lyte/Cl (Citric Acid and Potassium Chloride)
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, United States
  • K-stone (Citric Acid and Potassium)
    Root, Taiwan
  • Litiasin (Citric Acid and Potassium Citrate)
    Gianfarma, Peru
  • Neutracid (Citric Acid and Sodium Citrate (veterinary use))
    S.E.O.A. Vétérinaire, France
  • Neutralka (Citric Acid and Sodium Acid Citrate (veterinary use))
    Myca Animal Health, Australia
  • Oracit (Citric Acid and sodium citrate)
    Carolina Medical Products, United States
  • Picoprep (Citric Acid and Sodium picosulfate, + Magnesium Oxide)
    Ferring, Finland; Ferring, Portugal
  • Potcit (Citric Acid and Potassium Citrate)
    CCM, Malaysia
  • Prepopik (Citric Acid and Sodium, + Magnesium)
    Ferring Pharmaceuticals, United States
  • Sal de Frutas Eno (Citric Acid and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Peru
  • Sal Disfruta (Citric Acid and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Maver, Peru
  • U-Citra (Citric Acid and Potassium)
    U-Liang, Taiwan
  • Uralyt Urato (Citric Acid and Potassium Citrate)
    Rottapharm, Spain
  • Duogas (Citric Acid and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Bracco Imaging Italia, Italy
  • Kalioral Fresenius (Citric Acid and Potassium mixture of several salts)
    Fresenius Kabi Austria, Austria
  • Picoprep (Citric Acid and Sodium picosulfate, + Magnesium Oxide)
    Ferring, Estonia
  • Citric Acid
    Yamazen Seiyaku, Japan
  • Citric Acid Hoei
    Mylan Seiyaku, Japan
  • Citric Acid Hydrate Nikko
    Nikko Seiyaku, Japan
  • Citric Acid Hydrate Yoshida
    Yoshida Seiyaku, Japan
  • Citric Acid Kaneda
    Kaneda Naotaka, Japan
  • Citric Acid Kenei
    Kenei Sakai Seiyaku, Japan
  • Citric Acid Kozakai
    Kozakai Seiyaku, Japan
  • Citric Acid Nichi-iko
    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Citric Acid Shiseido
    Shiseido Seiyaku, Japan
  • Crashtone (Citric Acid andPotassium)
    Patron, Taiwan
  • Cytra-2 (Citric Acid and Sodium Citrate)
    Cypress, United States
  • Cytra-K (Citric Acid and Potassium Citrate)
    Cypress, United States
  • Kanacitrin (Citric Acid and Potassium Citrate)
    Synthon Chile, Chile
  • K-Cit (Citric Acid and Potassium Citrate)
    Dr. Reddy's, India
  • PMS-Dicitrate (Citric Acid and Sodium Citrate)
    Pharmascience, Canada
  • Simple
    Pinewood, United Kingdom; Thornton & Ross, United Kingdom
  • Simple Paediatric
    Pinewood, United Kingdom; Thornton & Ross, United Kingdom
  • Taron-Crystals (Citric Acid and potassium citrate monohydrate)
    Trigen, United States
  • Uroclasio NF (Citric Acid and Potassium Citrate)
    Italmex, Mexico

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
USANUnited States Adopted Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

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