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

In the US, Kaolin (kaolin systemic) is a member of the drug class antidiarrheals and is used to treat Diarrhea.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Antidiarrheal agent: Intestinal adsorbent

Chemical Name

Purified, natural, hydrated aluminium silicate of variable composition (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

  • Kaolinum (Latin)
  • Ton, weisser (German)
  • Kaolin (French)

Generic Names

  • Kaolin (OS: JAN, DCF)
  • Bolus alba (IS)
  • China Clay (IS)
  • CI 77004 (IS)
  • E559 (IS)
  • Kaolin (PH: JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Kaolin (Natural), Light (PH: BP 2016)
  • Kaolin lourd (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Kaolin, Heavy (PH: BP 2016)
  • Kaolin, heavy (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Kaolin, Light (PH: BP 2016)
  • Kaolinum (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Kaolinum ponderosum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Weisser Ton (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Aluminal (Kaolin and Aluminium Salicylate (veterinary use))
    Coophavet, France
  • Betapen (Kaolin and Pectin)
    Be-Tabs Pharmaceuticals, South Africa
  • Boots Kaolin & Morphine Mixture (Kaolin and Morphine)
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Diaend (Kaolin and Pectin)
    Mugi Laboratories, Indonesia
  • Enteran (Kaolin and Neomycin, + Phthalylsulfathiazole, + Tannic acid (veterinary use))
    Gräub, Switzerland
  • Envios-FB (Kaolin and Pectin)
    Nufarindo, Indonesia
  • Fuller's Earth (Kaolin and Zinc Oxide)
    Thornton & Ross, United Kingdom
  • Gastropect (Kaolin and Pectin)
    Pharmacare, South Africa
  • Inorgan (Kaolin and Aluminium Salicylate, + Tannic acid, + Sulfaguanidine (veterinary use))
    Vetoquinol, Switzerland
  • Kaodene Non-Narcotic (Kaolin and Pectin, + Bismuth)
    Pfeiffer, United States
  • Kaogel (veterinary use)
    Pfizer Animal Health, United Kingdom
  • Kaolin and Morphine Mixture BP (Kaolin and Morphine)
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Kaolin and Pectin Mixture DHA (Kaolin and Pectin)
    DHA, Hong Kong; DHA, Malaysia
  • Kaolin Maruishi
    Maruishi Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Kaolin Mixture BP (Kaolin and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Thornton & Ross, United Kingdom
  • Kaolin Mixture for Children
    Thornton & Ross, United Kingdom
  • Kaopectate (Kaolin and Pectin)
    Johnson & Johnson, Peru; Johnson & Johnson, Colombia
  • Kaopectate (Kaolin and Pectin (veterinary use))
    Zoetis, France
  • Kaopectin (Kaolin and Pectin)
    Christo, Hong Kong; Sinphar, Taiwan; Vitamed, Israel
  • Kaotin (Kaolin and Pectin)
    Synpac-Kingdom, Taiwan
  • Kapect (Kaolin and Pectin)
    Eipico, Egypt
  • Neo Diaform (Kaolin and Pectin)
    Corsa Industries, Indonesia
  • Neo Kaocitin (Kaolin and Pectin)
    Erlimpex, Indonesia
  • Neo Kaolana (Kaolin and Pectin)
    Sanbe, Indonesia
  • Neo Kaominal (Kaolin and Pectin)
    Molex Ayus, Indonesia
  • Opidiar (Kaolin and Pectin)
    Otto Pharmaceutical, Indonesia
  • Pecolin (Kaolin and Pectin)
    Standard, Taiwan
  • Pecto-Caolin (Kaolin and Pectin)
    Laboratorios H.G., Ecuador
  • Pectokal (Kaolin and Pectin)
    Alexandria Co., Egypt
  • Renalzin (Kaolin and Lanthanum (veterinary use))
    Orion Pharma Eläinlääkkeet, Finland


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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