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Pentosan Polysulfate

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Therapeutic Categories

Anticoagulant agent

Anti-inflammatory agent

Agent for local antivaricose therapy

Chemical Names

(1->4)-β-Xylan 2,3-bis(hydrogen sulfate)

Xylan hydrogen sulfate

Foreign Names

  • Pentosani polysulfas (Latin)
  • Pentosanpolysulfat (German)
  • Pentosane polysulfate (French)
  • Pentosano polisulfato (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • CB-8061 (IS)
  • Pentosan sulfuric polyester (IS)
  • Polypentose sulfate (IS)
  • UNII-F59P8B75R4 (IS)
  • Xylan polysulfate (IS)
  • Calcium xylopyranose polysulfate (IS)
  • CaPPS (IS)
  • Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Pentosane polysulfate sodique (OS: DCF)
  • Hoe/Bay 946 (IS)
  • NaPPS (IS)
  • Pentosan Polysulphate Sodium (IS)
  • PZ 68 (IS)
  • Sodium xylan polysulfate (IS)
  • Sodium xylan sulfate (IS)
  • SP 54 (IS)

Brand Names

  • Arthropen (veterinary use)
    Randlab, Australia
  • Hemoclar
    Sanofi Winthrop, Oman
  • Synovan (Pentosan Polysulfate and Acetylglucosamin, N- (veterinary use))
    Nature Vet, Australia
  • Sylvet (veterinary use)
    Arthropharm, Australia
  • Anarthron (veterinary use)
    Arthropharm, Austria; Forte Healthcare, United Kingdom; Forte Healthcare, Netherlands; Gräub, Switzerland
  • Arthropen (veterinary use)
    Caledonian Holdings, New Zealand; Randlab, Australia
  • Cartrophen (veterinary use)
    Albrecht, Germany; Arthropharm, United Kingdom; Arthropharm, Norway; Arthropharm, Poland; Biopharm Australia, Australia; N-vet, Sweden; Provet, New Zealand; Vetcare, Finland
  • Elmiron
    Arthropharm, Australia; Ivax, Argentina; Janssen-Ortho Inc., Canada; Jaytech, South Korea; Ortho-McNeil, United States
  • Fibrase
    Teofarma, Italy
  • Fibrezym
    Bene, Germany
  • Hémoclar
    Sanofi-Aventis, France
  • Pentarthron (veterinary use)
    Virbac, New Zealand
  • Pentosan Gold (Pentosan Polysulfate and Acetylglucosamine, N- (veterinary use))
    Nature Vet, Australia
  • Pentosan (veterinary use)
    Nature Vet, Australia; Vetpharm, New Zealand
  • Pentosanpolysulfat
    Bene, Germany
  • SP54
    Bene, Hungary; Bene, Malaysia
  • Sylvet (veterinary use)
    Provet, New Zealand
  • Tavan-SP
    Sanofi-Aventis, South Africa
  • Thrombocid
    Bene, Germany; Lacer, Spain
  • Thrombocid (Pentosan Polysulfate and Guaiazulene)
    Bene-Chemie, Hong Kong; Sigmapharm, Austria
  • Zydax (veterinary use)
    Parnell Laboratories, Australia

International Drug Name Search


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DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
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