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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.

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 37)
  • Kaolin (Natural), Light (PH: BP 2015)
  • Kaolin lourd (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Kaolin, Heavy (PH: BP 2015)
  • Kaolin, heavy (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Kaolin, Light (PH: BP 2015)
  • Kaolinum (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Kaolinum ponderosum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Weisser Ton (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


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

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