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Smectites

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0012199-37-0

Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Antacid

Astringent agent

Antidiarrheal agent: Intestinal adsorbent

Protectant of gastrointestinal mucosa

Chemical Name

Fine-grained, hydrous, phyllosilicate (or layer silicate) with a 2:1 arrangement of tetrahedral and octahedral sheet silicates. The latter further classified according to the structure of the octahedral sheet (dioctahedral or trioctahedral smectite).The basic units being composed of silicon-oxygen (tetrahedral sheet), the octahedral one is composed of aluminium or magnesium with oxygen from the tetrahedral sheet and with hydroxyl.

Foreign Names

  • Smektite (German)
  • Smectites (French)
  • Smectitas (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Bentonite (OS: JAN)
  • Aluminum Silicate Hydrate with Silicon Dioxide (IS)
  • Bentonite (OS: JAN, DCF)
  • Aluminium silicate hydrate (IS)
  • Aluminiumsilicat-4 (IS)
  • CCRIS 3663 (IS)
  • E558 (IS)
  • Mineral soap (IS)
  • Pigment white 19 (IS)
  • Soap clay (IS)
  • Wilkinite (IS)
  • Bentonite (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, NF 33, Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Bentonitum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Diosmectite (OS: DCF)
  • Dioctahedral smectite (IS)
  • phyllitous silicate (IS)
  • Alabama Blue Clay (IS)
  • AMS (mineral) (IS)
  • Arcillite (IS)
  • Benclay MK 101 (IS)
  • Bentolite L3 (IS)
  • Hydrated sodium calcium aluminium magnesium silicate hydroxide (IS)
  • K 10 (clay) (IS)
  • KM 1 (mineral) (IS)
  • Montmorillonite K 10 (IS)
  • Montmorillonite KSF (IS)

Brand Names

  • Bentonita Pharma Arte
    Pharma Arte, Paraguay
  • Bi Qi
    Simcere, China
  • Calamine Home Essentials [+ Calamine, + Zinc]
    API, New Zealand
  • Chang Yan Ting
    Sunstone Pharmaceutical, China
  • Diasmect
    Pharaonia, Egypt
  • Diomacte
    Medizen, Egypt
  • Diosmectite Mylan
    Mylan, France
  • Ken Te Ling
    Hailisheng Group, China
  • Li Xie
    Baijingyu Pharmaceutical, China
  • Muciprot
    Tecnoquimicas, Colombia
  • Prevalin
    Interdelta, Switzerland
  • Sai Li Mai
    Luye Pharma, China
  • Si Ke Te
    Wanhui Shuanghe Pharm, China
  • Si Mai Te
    Yihe Pharm, China
  • Smecta 20%
    Amriya, Egypt
  • Bedelix
    Ipsen Pharma, France
  • Pedismec
    RPG, India
  • Bentonitum
    IFET, Greece
  • Calamine ABM [+ Zinc Oxide, + Calamine, + Sodium Citrate]
    ABM, New Zealand
  • Calamine PSM [+ Calamine, + Zinc Oxide]
    PSM, New Zealand
  • Clearasil [+ Sulfur, + Triclosan]
    Reckitt Benckiser, New Zealand
  • Clearasil Ultra [+ Benzoyl Peroxide]
    Reckitt Benckiser, Australia; Reckitt Benckiser, New Zealand
  • Peptosyl [+ Bismuth Subsalicylate] [veterinary use]
    Vetpharm, New Zealand
  • Colina 3g
    Ipsen Pharma, Germany
  • Dehecta
    Daewoong, Thailand
  • Diosmectal
    Malesci, Italy
  • Diosmectite
    Jonnex, Latvia
  • Diosmectite Siromed
    Corpus Medica, Lithuania
  • Grafort
    Daewoong Pharmaceuticals, Vietnam
  • Iprikene
    Mayoly Spindler, Mexico
  • Neosmectin
    Pharmstandard, Russian Federation
  • Nodia
    Marvecs Pharma Services, Italy
  • Smecta
    Abbott, Colombia; Beaufour Ipsen, Georgia; Beaufour Ipsen, Hong Kong; Beaufour Ipsen, Macedonia; Beaufour Ipsen, Tunisia; Ipsen, Bulgaria; Ipsen, Estonia; Ipsen, Greece; Ipsen, Latvia; Ipsen, Poland; Ipsen, Slovakia; Ipsen, Thailand; Ipsen, Taiwan; Ipsen Pharma, Czech Republic; Ipsen Pharma, France; Ipsen Pharma, Malaysia; Ipsen Pharma, Romania; Ipsen Pharma, Russian Federation; Ipsen Pharma, Vietnam; Ipsen Pharma Biotech, Serbia; Lex ano, Lithuania; Ipsen Pharma, Lithuania
  • Smecta 3 g
    Ipsen, Hungary
  • Smectalia
    Ipsen Pharma, France
  • Ultrasmectin
    Rubikon, Georgia
  • Bedelix
    Teriak, Tunisia
  • Montmorillonite Hanmi
    Hanmi, China
  • Smecta
    Beaufour Ipsen, China

Glossary

TermDefinition
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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