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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

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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