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Sodium Alginate

Scheme

Ph. Eur.

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0009005-38-3

Chemical Formula

(C6-H8-O6)n

Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Pharmaceutic aid

Hemostatic agent, local

Treatment of peptic ulcer and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Chemical Names

Alginic acid, sodium salt

Sodium alginate consists mainly of the sodium salt of alginic acid, which is a mixture of polyuronic acids composed of residues of D-mannuronic acid and L-guluronic acid. Sodium alginate is obtained mainly from algae belonging to the Phaeophyceae (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

  • Natrii alginas (Latin)
  • Natrium alginat (German)
  • Alginate de sodium (French)

Generic Names

  • Sodium Alginate (OS: JAN)
  • Algin (IS)
  • E 401 (IS)
  • Kelgin (IS)
  • Natrium alginicum (IS)
  • Natriumpolymannurons√§ure (IS)
  • Sodium Polymannuronate (IS)
  • Natrii alginas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Sodium Alginate (PH: BP 2018, NF 33)
  • Sodium alginate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names

  • Acidex [+ Sodium bicarbonate, +Calcium carbonate]
    AFT, New Zealand; Pinewood, United Kingdom
  • Acidex Advance [+ potassium hydrogen carbonate]
    Pinewood, United Kingdom
  • Acidex Liquid [+ Sodium bicarbonate, +Calcium carbonate]
    Pinewood, United Kingdom
  • Acifix [+ Aluminium Hydroxide, + Magnesium Hydroxide, + Simeticone]
    Morepen, India
  • Algicid [+ Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate]
    Philadelphia, Oman
  • Alginate de sodium/Bicarbonate de sodium Biogaran 0,5 g/0,267 g [+ Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Biogaran, France
  • Alginate de sodium/Bicarbonate de sodium Biogaran 250 mg/133,5 mg p 5 ml [+ Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Biogaran, France
  • Alginate de sodium/Bicarbonate de sodium Mylan [+ Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Mylan, France
  • Alginate de sodium/Bicarbonate de sodium Sandoz 250 mg/133,5 mg p 5 ml [+ Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Sandoz, France
  • Alginate de sodium/Bicarbonate de sodium Sandoz 500 mg/267 mg [+ Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Sandoz, France
  • Alginate de sodium/Bicarbonate de sodium Sandoz Conseil 500 mg/267 mg [+ Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Sandoz, France
  • Alginate de sodium/Bicarbonate de sodium Zentiva 500 mg/267 mg [+ Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Sanofi-Aventis, France
  • Algitect
    Kukje, South Korea
  • Alloid G 5%
    Kaigen Pharma, Japan
  • Alloid G 67%
    Kaigen Pharma, Japan
  • Alto
    Kaigen Pharma, Japan
  • Arcrane 5%
    Tsuruhara Seiyaku Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Balzac [+ Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Nevox Farma, Colombia
  • Boots Heartburn Relief [+ Calcium Carbonate, + Sodium Bicarbonate]
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Galieve [+ Calcium Carbonate, + Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Reckitt Benckiser, Denmark; Reckitt Benckiser, Norway; Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare, Sweden; Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare Scandinavia, Iceland
  • Gastrocote [+ Aluminium Hydroxide , + Magnesium Trisilicate, + Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Actavis UK, United Kingdom
  • Gastrofull Max [+ Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Coaspharma, Colombia
  • Gaviscon
    Reckitt Benckiser, Oman
  • Gaviscon [+ Aluminium Hydroxide, + Calcium Carbonate, + Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Nordic Drugs, Denmark; Nordic Drugs, Iceland
  • Gaviscon [+ Aluminium Oxide, + Calcium Carbonate, + Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Nordic Drugs, Finland; Nordic Drugs, Sweden
  • Gaviscon [+ Calcium Carbonate, + Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Reckitt & Colman, Pakistan; Reckitt Benckiser, Australia; Reckitt Benckiser, Czech Republic; Reckitt Benckiser, France; Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare, Spain
  • Gaviscon [+ Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate]
    Charles de Giorgio, Malta; Reckitt Benckiser, Georgia; Reckitt Benckiser, Malta; Reckitt Benckiser Belgium, Belgium
  • Gaviscon [+ Sodium Bicarbonate, + Calcium Carbonate]
    Reckitt Benckiser, Brazil; Reckitt Benckiser, Greece; Reckitt Benckiser, Croatia (Hrvatska); Reckitt Benckiser, Israel; Reckitt Benckiser, New Zealand; Reckitt Benckiser, Portugal; Reckitt Benckiser, Romania; Reckitt Benckiser, Serbia; Reckitt Benckiser, Slovakia; Reckitt Benckiser, Thailand; Reckitt Benckiser Belgium, Belgium
  • Gaviscon [+ Sodium Bicarbonate, + Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate]
    Reckitt Benckiser, Austria; Reckitt Benckiser, Ireland
  • Gaviscon [+ Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Reckitt, Egypt; Reckitt Benckiser, France; Reckitt Benckiser, Luxembourg; Reckitt Benckiser, Thailand; Reckitt Benckiser, South Africa; Reckitt Benckiser Belgium, Belgium; Reckitt Benckiser Hellas, Cyprus; Reckitt Benckiser-UK, Italy
  • Gaviscon Advance [+ Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate]
    Forum Health Products, United Kingdom; Reckitt Benckiser, Hong Kong; Reckitt Benckiser, Ireland; Reckitt Benckiser, Malaysia; Reckitt Benckiser, Poland; Reckitt Benckiser, Turkey; Reckitt Benckiser Deutschland, Germany; Reckitt Benckiser-UK, Italy; Reckitt Benckiser Singapore, Singapore; Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare UK, United Kingdom
  • Gaviscon Antiacide-Antireflux [+ Sodium Bicarbonate, + Calcium Carbonate]
    Reckitt Benckiser, Luxembourg
  • Gaviscon Baby [+ Sodium Bicarbonate] [pediatric]
    Reckitt Benckiser, Luxembourg; Reckitt Benckiser Belgium, Belgium
  • Gaviscon Double Action [+ Sodium Bicarbonate, + Calcium Carbonate]
    Forum Health Products, United Kingdom; Reckitt Benckiser, Hong Kong; Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare UK, United Kingdom
  • Gaviscon Double Strength [+ Calcium Carbonate, + Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate]
    Reckitt Benckiser, Australia; Reckitt Benckiser, New Zealand
  • Gaviscon Dual [+ Sodium Bicarbonate, + Calcium Carbonate]
    Reckitt Benckiser Deutschland, Germany
  • Gaviscon Dual Action [+ Sodium Bicarbonate, + Calcium Carbonate]
    Reckitt Benckiser, Australia; Reckitt Benckiser, Thailand
  • Gaviscon Extra [+ Calcium Carbonate, + Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Reckitt Benckiser, Ireland
  • Gaviscon Extra Strength [+ Sodium Bicarbonate, + Calcium Carbonate]
    Reckitt Benckiser, Hong Kong
  • Gaviscon Forte [+ Calcium Carbonate, + Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Reckitt Benckiser, Georgia; Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare, Spain
  • Gaviscon Forte [+ Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate]
    Reckitt Benckiser, Israel
  • Gaviscon Infant [+ Magnesium Alginate] [pediatric]
    Central Procurement & Supplies Unit, Malta; Forum Health Products, United Kingdom; Reckitt Benckiser, Australia; Reckitt Benckiser, Ireland; Reckitt Benckiser, New Zealand; Reckitt Benckiser, Turkey
  • Gaviscon Infant [+ Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Reckitt, Egypt
  • Gaviscon Liquid [+ Sodium Bicarbonate, + Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate]
    Reckitt Benckiser, Austria
  • Gaviscon NF [+ Sodium Bicarbonate, + Calcium Carbonate]
    Reckitt Benck., Argentina
  • Gaviscon Nourrisson [+ Sodium Bicarbonate] [pediatric]
    Reckitt Benckiser, France
  • Gavisconell [+ Calcium Carbonate, + Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Reckitt Benckiser, France
  • Gavisconell [+ Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Reckitt Benckiser, France
  • Gavisconpro [+ Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate]
    Reckitt Benckiser, France
  • Geveskon [+ Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Debeiky, Egypt
  • Hai Na
    Kang Nuo Bio Pharm, China
  • Heng Ping
    Heng Da Pharm, China
  • Luftagastropro [+ Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate]
    Reckitt Benckiser, Brazil
  • Maalox Reflux Alginate de Sodium/Bicarbonate de sodium [+ Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Sanofi-Aventis, France
  • Milpax [+ Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Farma Colombia, Colombia; Grupo Farma, Ecuador; Grupo Farma, Peru
  • Natalsid
    Nizhpharm, Georgia
  • Natalsidum
    Nizhpharm, Russian Federation
  • Natriumalginaat/natriumbicarbonaat unither pharmaceuticals [+ Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Unither, Netherlands
  • Refcon Advance [+ Potassium]
    Vefa, Georgia; Vefa, Turkey
  • Refcon Double Action [+ Sodium Bicarbonate, + Calcium Carbonate]
    Vefa, Turkey
  • Reflufin
    Farmaser, Colombia
  • Reflustop [+ Sodium Bicarbonate, + Calcium Carbonate]
    Novartis Consumer Health, Italy
  • Refluxine Antacid [+ Sodium Bicarbonate]
    NeoCare, Belgium; NeoCare, Luxembourg
  • Sanmel 5%
    Toa Yakuhin, Japan
  • Si Wei De
    Ke Lun Pharm Hu Nan, China
  • Supreflux [+ Sodium Bicarbonate, + Calcium Carbonate]
    Novamed, Colombia
  • Supreflux Forte [+ Sodium Bicarbonate, + Calcium Carbonate]
    Novamed, Colombia
  • Therasorb Algi Plus [+ Polyurethane Foam]
    Propharm, Malaysia

Glossary

TermDefinition
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

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