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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)


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Hemostatic agent, local


Chemical Name

Purified protein obtained either by partial acid hydrolysis (type A), partial alkaline hydrolysis (type B) or enzymatic hydrolysis of collagen from animals; it may also be a mixture of different types

Foreign Names

  • Gelatina (Latin)
  • Gelatine (German)
  • Gélatine (French)
  • Gelatina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Gelatin (OS: JAN)
  • Gélatine (OS: DCF)
  • Gelatina alba (IS)
  • Gelatina animalis (IS)
  • UNII-2G86QN327L (IS)
  • Gelatin (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, NF 33, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Gelatina (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Gelatine (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Gélatine (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Purified Gelatin (PH: JP XVI)
  • Gelatine Polysuccinat zur parenteralen Anwendung (IS)
  • Gelofusin (IS)
  • Modified fluid gelatin (IS)
  • Modifizierte Gelatine (IS)

Brand Names

  • Gelfoam
    Pfizer, Canada; Pfizer, New Zealand
  • Gelofusine 4%
    B. Braun, France
  • Geloplasma
    Fresenius Kabi Austria, Austria
  • Glycerin AD (Gelatin and Glycerol)
    Pharco, Egypt
  • Glycerin Inf (Gelatin and Glycerol)
    Pharco, Egypt
  • Glycerin Pharco (Gelatin and Glycerol)
    Pharco, Georgia
  • Glycerol Adult (Gelatin and Glycerol)
    Sedico, Egypt
  • Glycerol Infant (Gelatin and Glycerol)
    Sedico, Egypt
  • Haemaccel
    Aventis Pharma, Greece
  • Intragel (Gelatin and Sodium Chloride (veterinary use))
    Zoetis, United States
  • Gelfilm
    Pfizer Japan, Japan
  • Gelfoam
    Pfizer, Singapore; Pfizer Japan, Japan
  • Spongel
    Astellas, Japan
  • Tanagel Papeles
    Durban, Spain
  • Eufusin
    Medacta Italia, Italy
  • Gelafundin
    B. Braun, Georgia; B. Braun Melsungen, Germany; Buminusantara Bestari Perkasa/B Braun, Indonesia; Pisa, Mexico
  • Gelafusal
    Bernburg, Germany; Biomed, New Zealand
  • Gelaspan 4%
    B. Braun Medical, Estonia
  • Gelofusin
    B. Braun Austria, Austria
  • Gelofusine
    B. Braun, Serbia; B. Braun Medical, Bulgaria; B. Braun Medical, Denmark; B. Braun Medical, Ecuador; B. Braun Medical, Estonia; B. Braun Medical, Netherlands; B. Braun Medical, Romania; B. Braun Medical, Tunisia; Biomed, New Zealand
  • Gelofusine (Gelatin and Sodium Chloride)
    B. Braun, Thailand; B. Braun Medical, Hong Kong; Braun, Sweden
  • Geloplasma
    Fresenius Kabi, Netherlands
  • Infuplas
    Fresenius Kabi, Italy
  • Isoplex 4%
    Beacon Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Volplex 4%
    Beacon Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
NFThe National Formulary (USA)
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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