Also known as: Algin
Alginic acid is a polysaccharide distributed widely in the cell walls of brown algae which is hydrophilic and forms a viscous gum when hydrated. Its salts with metals such as sodium and calcium are known as alginates. It is a significant component of the biofilms produced by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a major pathogen found in the lungs of some people who have cystic fibrosis. The biofilm and P. aeruginosa have a high resistance to antibiotics and are susceptible to inhibition by macrophages.
This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:
Alginic acid is the active ingredient of these drugs:
Alginic acid is also found within below combination drugs:
ACIDEX , ACIDEX ADVANCE , DUGAST , DUGAST DUO , DUGAST TRIO , GALIEVE , GALVIKS , GALVIKS ADVANCE , GASTOPAL DUO , GASTREN DUO , GASTROCOTE , GASTROFAST ADVANCE , GASVIN , GASVIN MAX , GAVISCON , GAVISCON ADVANCE , GAVISCON INFANT , GAVISCON INFANTIL , GAVISCON NOURRISSONS , GAVISCON-L , GEALCID , GELACID , LUFTAGASTROPRO , MAALOX HRF , MAALOX REFLUX , MAGCAR FORTE , MAXIOL , MILPAX , MILPAX NF , NAMISOR , PEPTAC , PRONAT , RANISIT , REFCON , REFCON ADVANCE , REFCON DOUBLE ACTION , REFUBEL , REFUBEL ADVANCE , RENNIE DUO