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Potassium Hydrogencarbonate


Ph. Eur.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Treatment of phosphate deficiency

Chemical Names

Carbonic acid, monopotassium salt (USP)

Monopotassium carbonate (USP)

Potassium acid carbonate

Foreign Names

  • Kalii hydrogencarbonas (Latin)
  • Kaliumhydrogencarbonat (German)
  • Potassium, bicarbonate de (French)
  • Potasio, bicarbonato de (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Potassium Bicarbonate (OS: USAN)
  • CCRIS 3510 (IS)
  • E 501 (IS)
  • Kalii hydrogencarbonas (PH: Ph. Eur. 6)
  • Kaliumhydrogencarbonat (PH: Ph. Eur. 6)
  • Potassium (bicarbonate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 6)
  • Potassium Bicarbonate (PH: BP 2010, USP 32)
  • Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate (PH: Ph. Eur. 6)

Brand Names

  • Boi K (Potassium Hydrogencarbonate and Ascorbic Acid)
    Merck, Spain
  • Gaviscon Advance (Potassium Hydrogencarbonate and Alginic Acid)
    Reckitt Benckiser, Belgium
  • Gaviscon Advance (Potassium Hydrogencarbonate and Sodium Alginate)
    Reckitt Benckiser, Germany; Reckitt Benckiser, Ireland; Reckitt Benckiser, Singapore; Reckitt Benckiser-UK, Italy
  • K+ Care
    Alra, United States
  • Kalinor
    Desma, Luxembourg
  • Kalinor (Potassium Hydrogencarbonate and Potassium Citrate)
    Desma, Germany
  • Kalitrans
    Stada, Germany
  • Kalium Hausmann Effervetten (Potassium Hydrogencarbonate and Potassium Citrate)
    Vifor, Switzerland
  • Klor-Con
    Upsher-Smith, United States
  • Kloref (Potassium Hydrogencarbonate and Betaine)
    Adelco, Greece
  • K-Lyte
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, United States
  • Potassium Bicarbonate
    Major, United States; Schein, United States; United Research, United States
  • Quic-k
    Western Research, United States


ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
USANUnited States Adopted Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

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