Magnesium carbonate

Description

Magnesium carbonate, MgCO3 (archaic name magnesia alba), is an inorganic salt. The most common magnesium carbonate forms are the anhydrous salt called magnesite (MgCO3) and the di, tri, and pentahydrates known as barringtonite (MgCO3·2 H2O), nesquehonite (MgCO3·3 H2O), and lansfordite (MgCO3·5 H2O), respectively. The primary use of magnesium carbonate is the production of magnesium oxide by calcining.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Magnesium carbonate
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A02 Drugs for acid related disorders → A02A Antacids → A02AA Magnesium compounds
Magnesium carbonate
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A06 Laxatives → A06A Laxatives → A06AD Osmotically acting laxatives