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Chondroitin Polysulfate

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

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Dermatological agent

Anti-inflammatory agent

Ophthalmic agent

Chemical Name

High viscosity mucopolysaccharides (glycosaminoglycans) with N-acetylchondrosine as a repeating unit and with one sulfate group per dissacharide unit

Foreign Names

  • Chondrotoinschwefelsäure (German)
  • Chondroïtine sulfate (French)

Generic Names

  • Chondroitin Sulfates (IS)
  • Chondroitinsulfuric Acid (IS)
  • Chonsurid (IS)
  • Glycosaminoglycan Polysulfate (IS)
  • MPS (IS)
  • Mucopolysaccharide Polysulfate (MPS) (IS)
  • Mucopolysaccharide polysulfuric acid ester (IS)
  • Mucopolysaccharidpolyschwefelsäureester (IS)
  • Structum (IS)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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