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Acetylglucosamine, N-

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

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0010036-64-3

Chemical Formula

C8-H15-N-O6

Molecular Weight

221

Therapeutic Categories

Dietary supplement

Anti-inflammatory agent

Chemical Names

2-(Acetylamino)-2-deoxy-a-D-Glucopyranose

N-[(2S,3R,4R,5S,6R)-2,4,5-trihydroxy-6-(hydroxymetyl)oxan-3-yl]acetamide (IUPAC)

Foreign Name

  • N-Acetylglucosamin (German)

Generic Names

  • GlcNAc (IS)
  • N-Acetylchitosamin (IS)
  • N-Acetyl-α-D-glucosamine (IS)
  • NAG (IS)
  • UNII-T13TI5GH3D (IS)
  • N-Acetylglucosamine (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names

  • Chitaq
    International Chitin, Hong Kong
  • Furinaid (veterinary use)
    Afrivet, South Africa
  • Pentosan Gold (Acetylglucosamine, N- and Pentosan Polysulfate (veterinary use))
    Ceva Animal Health, Australia; Vetpharm, New Zealand
  • Synovan (Acetylglucosamine, N- and Pentosan Polysulfate (veterinary use))
    Ceva Animal Health, Australia
  • Synovan for Dogs (Acetylglucosamine, N- and Pentosan Polysulfate (veterinary use))
    Vetpharm, New Zealand

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ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

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