Carmellose

Also known as: Carboxymethyl cellulose Cellulose gum

Active ingredient description

Carmellose sodium has no pharmacological effect. Carmellose sodium has a high viscosity resulting in an increased retention time on the eye.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Artificial tears and other indifferent preparations
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01X Other ophthalmologicals → S01XA Other ophthalmologicals
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Medicines

Carmellose is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

Brazil

Australia Spain

Australia Finland France Germany Hong Kong

Brazil

Brazil

Brazil

Brazil

Spain

Brazil

Australia

Australia

Brazil

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Spain

Spain

Carmellose is also found within below combination drugs:

GLANDOSANE , OPTIVE , ORABASE

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of product characteristics (SPC)
UK

2D molecular structure

2D representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

05JZI7B19X - CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE

CAS registry number

9004-32-4 - Carmellose sodium

SNOMED-CT

419432008 - Carmellose (substance)