Fuller’s Earth

(BAN, USAN, rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Terra Fullonica; Tierra de Fuller.
CAS — 8031-18-3.

💊 Profile

Fuller’s earth consists largely of montmorillonite, a native hydrated aluminium silicate, with which very finely divided calcite (calcium carbonate) may be associated. It is an adsorbent and has been used in dusting powders, toilet powders, and lotions. Fuller’s earth of high adsorptive capacity has been used in industry as a clarifying and filtering medium. It has been used in the treatment of paraquat poisoning, usually as a 15% suspension given in an initial oral dose of about 100 g, followed by further doses of about 50 g every 2 hours for 3 doses. Purgatives such as magnesium sulfate or mannitol have been given at the same time to promote emptying of the gut, but some suggest they should only be given with the first dose.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Braz.: Camomila.
Published November 14, 2018.