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Lactitol (International)

In the US, Lactitol (lactitol systemic) is a member of the drug class laxatives and is used to treat Chronic Idiopathic Constipation.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Pharmaceutic aid

Treatment of metabolic disease

Laxative, osmotically acting

Sweetening agent

Chemical Name

D-Glucitol, 4-O-β-D-galactopyranosyl-

Foreign Names

  • Lactitolum (Latin)
  • Lactitol (German)
  • Lactitol (French)
  • Lactitol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Lactitol (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • E 966 (IS)
  • Lactitol (PH: NF 33)
  • Lactitol Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • Lactitol Monohydrate (PH: BP 2018)
  • Lactitol monohydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9.3)
  • Lactitol monohydraté (PH: Ph. Eur. 9.3)
  • Lactitol-Monohydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 9.3)
  • Lactitolum monohydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9.3)

Brand Names

  • Fontelax [+ Glucose]
    Geyer, Brazil
  • Importal
    Novartis, Egypt; Novartis, Lebanon
  • Importal 10g/200g
    Acraf, Luxembourg
  • Normaten Fit [+ Glucose]
    Marjan Farma, Brazil
  • Osmolac
    Avert Laboratorios, Brazil
  • Sigmalac
    Sigma Pharma Nature's Plus Farm. Ltda., Brazil
  • Sinalax
    Ibn Sina, Bangladesh
  • Speedon
    Nang Kuang, Taiwan
  • Yuhan Lactitol
    Yuhan, South Korea
  • Emportal
    Angelini, Spain
  • Encelax
    Zydus, India
  • Importal
    ACRAF, Belgium; Angelini, Austria; Angelini, Portugal; Angelini Pharma, Germany; Angelini Pharma, Greece; Aziende Chimichi, Netherlands; Novartis, Lithuania; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Kuwait; SERB Laboratoires, France; Varnavas, Cyprus; Zambon, Switzerland; Zymal Laboratory Inc., Taiwan
  • Importal 10g
    Zambon, Switzerland
  • Importal enfant [pediatric]
    SERB Laboratoires, France
  • Importal Ex-Lax
    Navamedic, Sweden
  • Kang Xin
    Chia Tai Tianqing Pharmaceutical, China
  • Lactihep
    Sun, India
  • Laxitol
    Eskayef, Bangladesh
  • Lotical
    UBI, Taiwan
  • Oponaf
    Angelini, Spain
  • Portolac
    Nippon Shinyaku, Japan; Novartis Consumer Health, Italy
  • Potalac
    Bexpharm, South Korea
  • Titolax
    Renata, Bangladesh


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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