Hydrotalcite

Description

Hydrotalcite is a layered double hydroxide of general formula Mg6Al2CO3(OH)16·4(H2O), whose name is derived from its resemblance with talc and its high water content. The carbonate anions that lie between the structural layers are weakly bound, so hydrotalcite has anion exchange capabilities. Hydrotalcite is also used as an antacid.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Hydrotalcite
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A02 Drugs for acid related disorders → A02A Antacids → A02AD Combinations and complexes of aluminium, calcium and magnesium compounds