In the US, Inulin (inulin systemic) is a member of the drug class laxatives.

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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Diagnostic agent, kidney function

Chemical Name

Polysaccharide granules obtained from the tubers of Dahlia variabelis, Helvanthus tuberosusand other genera of the family Compositae

Foreign Names

  • Inulinum (Latin)
  • Inulin (German)

Generic Names

  • Inulin (OS: BAN)
  • Alant starch (IS)
  • Compositenst√§rke (IS)
  • Dahlin (IS)
  • Polyfructosanum (IS)
  • Inulin (PH: BP 2010, USP 34)

Brand Name

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BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

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