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Sodium Sulfate


Ph. Int.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Pharmaceutic aid

Mineral supplement

Laxative, osmotically acting

Chemical Names

Disodium sulfate (Ph. Int.)

Sulfuric acid disodium salt, anhydrous (Ph. Int.)

Foreign Names

  • Natriii sulfas anhydricus (Latin)
  • Natriumsulfat, wasserfrei (German)
  • Sodium, sulfate de, anhydre (French)
  • Sulfato de sodio anhidro (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Sodium Sulfate, Dried (OS: JAN)
  • Dried Sodium sulphate (IS)
  • E 514 (IS)
  • Exsiccated Sodium sulphate (IS)
  • Natrium Sulfuricum siccatum (IS)
  • Sulfate de sodium déshydraté (IS)
  • Thenardite (IS)
  • UNII-36KCS0R750 (IS)
  • Natrii sulfis anhydricus (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Natriumsulfat, wasserfrei (PH: Ph. Helv. 11)
  • Sodium Sulfate (PH: USP 38)
  • Sodium Sulfate, Anhydrous (PH: BP 2016)
  • Sodium sulfate, anhydrous (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names

  • Chang Le
    Guang Da, China
  • Digedryl (Sodium Sulfate and Sodium Phosphate)
    Merck Médication Familiale, France
  • Freshen Sodium Sulphate Laxative
    Al Pharm, South Africa
  • Izinova (Sodium Sulfate and Magnesium, + Potassium)
    Ipsen Biopharm, United Kingdom
  • MoviPrep (Sodium Sulfate and Sodium Chloride, + Potassium, + Macrogol)
    Salix, United States
  • Optacid (Sodium Sulfate and Sodium Phosphate)
    Meditop, Hungary
  • Suclear (Sodium Sulfate and Potassium, + Magnesium)
    Braintree, United States
  • Suprep Bowel Prep Kit (Sodium Sulfate and Potassium, + Magnesium)
    Braintree, United States


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Int.Pharmacopoea Internationalis

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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