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In the US, Casanthranol is a member of the drug class laxatives.



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Contact laxative

Laxative, antiresorptive and/or secretagogue

Chemical Name

A purified mixture of te antranol glycosides derived from Cascara sagrada

Foreign Name

  • Casanthranol (German)

Generic Names

  • Casanthranol (OS: USAN, JAN)
  • Casanthranol (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names

  • Vemas (Casanthranol and Docusate Sodium)
    Nippon Zoki Seiykau, Japan
  • Vencoll (Casanthranol and Docusate Sodium)
    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan


JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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