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



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Antidiarrheal agent: Intestinal adsorbent

Chemical Names

1-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone polymer, croβlinked (WHO)

Croβ-linked homopolymer of 1-Etenylpyrrolidin-2-one (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

  • Crospovidonum (Latin)
  • Crospovidon (German)
  • Crospovidone (French)
  • Crospovidona (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Crospovidone (OS: DCF, BAN)
  • Crospolividone (IS)
  • E 1202 (IS: E Number)
  • Polyvidon, unlöslich (IS)
  • Polyvidon, vernetzt (IS)
  • Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone (IS)
  • PVPP (IS)
  • UNII-684001960MK (IS)
  • Crospovidon (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Crospovidone (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, NF 33, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Crospovidonum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Bolinan
    SERB Laboratoires, France
  • Direa (veterinary use)
    Mavlab, Australia; Phoenix, New Zealand
  • Enterocross
    Cheminter, Guatemala


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

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