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Glutamic Acid

In the US, Glutamic Acid is a member of the following drug classes: miscellaneous GI agents, nutraceutical products.



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Amino acid

Dietary supplement

Chemical Name

Glutamic acid

Foreign Names

  • Acidum glutamicum (Latin)
  • Glutaminsäure (German)
  • Acide glutamique (French)
  • Acido glutamico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Acide glutamique (OS: DCF)
  • Glutamic Acid (OS: USAN)
  • L-Glutamic Acid (OS: JAN)
  • 10549-13-0 (IS)
  • 138-16-9 (IS)
  • 6899-05-4 (IS)
  • Acido glutammico (IS)
  • E 620 (IS: E Number)
  • Glu (IS)
  • Acidum glutamicum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Glutamic Acid (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Glutamic acid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Glutaminsäure (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Glutamique (acide) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • L-Glutamic Acid (PH: JP XVI)
  • Magnesium Glutamate (IS)
  • Magnesium L-hydrogenglutamate (IS)
  • Magnesiumbis (IS: hydrogen-L-glutamat)

Brand Names

  • Ancoma 20%
    Toa Yakuhin, Japan
  • Enervit (Glutamic Acid and Thiamine)
    Ramos, Nicaragua
  • Fucotin
    Kojar, Taiwan
  • Glutam
    Zee, Georgia
  • Glutamic Horizon
    Horizon, Egypt
  • Glutamin Verla
    Verla, Germany
  • Glutazene (Glutamic Acid and Sodium Gualenate)
    Tablets, India
  • Gluti-Agil mono
    Riemser Pharma, Germany
  • Hexalectol (Glutamic Acid and Pyridoxine)
    Synthon Chile, Chile
  • Psico-Soma (Glutamic Acid and Promethazine)
    Ferrer, Peru
  • Reergin
    Naturland, Hungary
  • Rubivamin (Glutamic Acid and Cyanocobalamin)
    Misr, Egypt
  • Tonocebrinon
    Artesan, Georgia
  • Uro Vaxom (Glutamic Acid and Lysine)
    Minapharm, Egypt
  • Zarzio
    Complex Therapeutics, Chile
  • KMG Mekophar (Glutamic Acid and Glutamic Acid)
    Mekophar, Vietnam
  • Magnesium Biomed (Glutamic Acid and Magnesium Citrate)
    Biomed, Switzerland
  • Magnesium Verla (Glutamic Acid and Magnesium Citrate)
    Kwizda Pharma, Austria
  • Magnesium Verla N (Glutamic Acid and Magnesium Citrate)
    Verla, Germany
  • Psico-Soma
    Ferrer, Costa Rica; Ferrer, Dominican Republic; Ferrer, Guatemala; Ferrer, Honduras; Ferrer, Nicaragua; Ferrer, Panama; Ferrer, El Salvador
  • Psico-Soma (Glutamic Acid and Promethazine)
    Ferrer, Costa Rica; Ferrer, Dominican Republic; Ferrer, Guatemala; Ferrer, Honduras; Ferrer, Nicaragua; Ferrer, Panama; Ferrer, El Salvador
  • Psicosoma Solucion (Glutamic Acid and Promethazine)
    Ferrer Internacional, Spain


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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