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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. 8)
  • Sodium Alginate (PH: BP 2016, NF 33)
  • Sodium alginate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Algicid (Sodium Alginate and Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate)
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Alginate de sodium/Bicarbonate de sodium Biogaran (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Biogaran, France
  • Alginate de sodium/Bicarbonate de sodium Mylan (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Mylan, France
  • Alginate de sodium/Bicarbonate de sodium Sandoz (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Sandoz, France
  • Alginate de sodium/Bicarbonate de sodium Teva (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Teva Santé, France
  • Algitect
    Kukje, South Korea
  • Alloid G 5%
    Kaigen Pharma, Japan
  • Alloid G 67%
    Kaigen Pharma, Japan
  • Alto
    Kaigen Pharma, Japan
  • Boots Heartburn Relief (Sodium Alginate and Calcium Carbonate, + Sodium Bicarbonate)
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Galieve (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Reckitt Benckiser, Finland; Reckitt Benckiser, Norway; Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare, Sweden
  • Gavigard (Sodium Alginate and Potassium hydrogen carbonate)
    Reckitt Benckiser, Portugal
  • Gaviscon (Sodium Alginate and Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate)
    Charles de Giorgio, Malta; Reckitt Benckiser, Belgium; Reckitt Benckiser, Georgia; Reckitt Benckiser, Malta; Reckitt Benkeiser, Romania
  • Gaviscon (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate, + Calcium Carbonate)
    Reckitt Benckiser, Portugal
  • Gaviscon (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate, + Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate)
    Reckitt Benckiser, Austria; Reckitt Benckiser, Ireland
  • Gaviscon (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Reckitt, Egypt; Reckitt Benckiser, Belgium; Reckitt Benckiser, France; Reckitt Benckiser, Thailand; Reckitt Benckiser, South Africa; Reckitt Benckiser Hellas, Cyprus; Reckitt Benckiser-UK, Italy
  • Gaviscon Advance (Sodium Alginate and Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate)
    Forum Health Products, United Kingdom; Reckitt, Oman; Reckitt Benckiser, Bulgaria; Reckitt Benckiser, Germany; Reckitt Benckiser, Hong Kong; Reckitt Benckiser, Ireland; Reckitt Benckiser, Malaysia; Reckitt Benckiser, Poland; Reckitt Benckiser, Serbia; Reckitt Benckiser, Turkey; Reckitt Benckiser-UK, Italy; Reckitt Benckiser Singapore, Singapore; Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare UK, United Kingdom
  • Gaviscon Double Action (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate, + Calcium Carbonate)
    Reckitt Benckiser, Hong Kong
  • Gaviscon Extra Strength (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate, + Calcium Carbonate)
    Reckitt Benckiser, Hong Kong
  • Gaviscon Forte (Sodium Alginate and Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate)
    Reckitt Benckiser, Israel
  • Gaviscon Infant (Sodium Alginate and Magnesium Alginate (pediatric))
    Forum Health Products, United Kingdom; Reckitt Benckiser, Ireland; Reckitt Benckiser, New Zealand; Reckitt Benckiser, Turkey
  • Gaviscon Infant (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Reckitt, Egypt
  • Gaviscon Liquid (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate, + Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate)
    Reckitt Benckiser, Austria
  • Gaviscon Nourrisson (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate (pediatric))
    Reckitt Benckiser, France
  • Gaviscon Original Aniseed Releif (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate, + Calcium Carbonate)
    Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare UK, United Kingdom
  • Gavisconell (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Reckitt Benckiser, France
  • Geveskon (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Debeiky, Egypt
  • Hyalogran (Sodium Alginate and Hyaluronic Acid)
    Hyaltec, Argentina
  • Maalox Reflux (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Sanofi-Aventis, France
  • Milpax (Sodium Alginate and Sodium Bicarbonate)
    Grupo Farma, Colombia; Grupo Farma, Ecuador; Grupo Farma, Peru
  • Natalsid
    Nijpharm, Georgia
  • Natalsidum
    Nizhpharm, Russian Federation
  • Sanmel 5%
    Toa Yakuhin, Japan
  • Therasorb Algi Plus (Sodium Alginate and Polyurethane Foam)
    Propharm, Malaysia

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

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

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