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

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid


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 b

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 2016, JP XVI, NF 33, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Bentonitum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Diosmectite (OS: DCF)
  • Dioctahedral smectite (IS)
  • phyllitous silicate (IS)
  • Alabama Blue Clay (IS)
  • AMS (IS: mineral)
  • Arcillite (IS)
  • Benclay MK 101 (IS)
  • Bentolite L3 (IS)
  • Hydrated sodium calcium aluminium magnesium silicate hydroxide (IS)
  • K 10 (IS: clay)
  • KM 1 (IS: mineral)
  • Montmorillonite K 10 (IS)
  • Montmorillonite KSF (IS)

Brand Names

  • Diasmect
    Pharaonia, Egypt
  • Diomacte
    Medizen, Egypt
  • Diosmectite Mylan
    Mylan, France
  • Grafort
    Daewoong, Vietnam
  • Smecta 20%
    Amriya, Egypt
  • Bedelix
    Ipsen Pharma, France
  • Pedismec
    RPG, India
  • Peptosyl (Smectites and Bismuth Subsalicylate (veterinary use))
    Vetpharm, New Zealand
  • Barexal (Smectites and Hydrotalcite)
    Ipsen, Belgium
  • Colina
    Ipsen Pharma, Germany
  • Colina Spezial (Smectites and Aluminium Hydroxide-Magnesium Carbonate Co-dried Gel)
    Ipsen Pharma, Germany
  • Dehecta
    Daewoong, Thailand
  • Diosmectal
    BB Farma, Italy; Farma 1000, Italy; Malesci, Italy; Medifarm, Italy
  • Iprikene
    Mayoly Spindler, Mexico
  • Neosmectin
    Pharmstandard, Georgia; Pharmstandard, Russian Federation
  • Smecta
    Beaufour Ipsen, Hong Kong; Beaufour Ipsen, Tunisia; Ipsen, Bulgaria; Ipsen, Estonia; Ipsen, Greece; Ipsen, Hungary; Ipsen, Latvia; Ipsen, Poland; Ipsen, Slovakia; Ipsen, Thailand; Ipsen, Taiwan; Ipsen, Vietnam; Ipsen Pharma, Czech Republic; Ipsen Pharma, France; Ipsen Pharma, Malaysia; Ipsen Pharma, Romania; Ipsen Pharma, Serbia; Ipsen Pharma, Russian Federation; Synthesis, Colombia; Ipsen Pharma, Lithuania
  • Smectalia
    Ipsen Pharma, France
  • Montmorillonite Hanmi
    Hanmi, China
  • Smecta
    Beaufour Ipsen, China


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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