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In the US, Polycarbophil (polycarbophil systemic) is a member of the drug class laxatives and is used to treat Constipation.

US matches:



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Laxative: Bulk-forming

Antidiarrheal agent

Chemical Name


Foreign Names

  • Polycarbophilum (Latin)
  • Polycarbophil (German)
  • Polycarbophile (French)
  • Policarbofila (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names


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

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