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Magnesium Alginate

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Treatment of peptic ulcer and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Chemical Name

Poly[β-D-mannopyranosyluronic acid (1->4), α-L-gulopyranosyluronic acid (1->4)], magnesium salt

Foreign Names

  • Magnesii alginas (Latin)
  • Magnesium alginat (German)
  • Alginate de magnésium (French)

Generic Name

  • Alginic acid, magnesium salt (IS)

Brand Names

  • Gaviscon Infant (Magnesium Alginate and Sodium Alginate (pediatric))
    Forum Health Products, United Kingdom; Reckitt Benckiser, Ireland; Reckitt Benckiser, New Zealand; Reckitt Benckiser, Turkey


ISInofficial Synonym

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