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Glucosaminoglycan 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 Category

Anti-inflammatory agent

Chemical Name

Poly[(N-acetyl-D-galactosamin, D-glucuronsäure)poly-O-hydrogensulfat]

Foreign Name

  • Glycosaminoglycan polysulfat (German)

Generic Names

  • GAGPS (IS)
  • Glycosaminoglycan, polysulfated (IS)
  • MPS (IS)
  • Mucopolysaccharides, (poly)sulfated (IS)
  • Sulfomucopolysaccharidum (IS)

Brand Names

  • Adequan (veterinary use)
    Daiichi Sankyo, Ireland; Novartis Animal Health, Netherlands; Novartis Animal Health Österreich, Austria; Novartis Santé Animale, France
  • Anacal (Glucosaminoglycan Polysulfate and Lauromacrogol 400)
    Marlborough Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Hepacare
    Jean-Marie Pharmacal, Hong Kong
  • Heparoid Leciva
    Zentiva, Czech Republic
  • Hirudoid
    Medinova, Vietnam; STADA, Czech Republic
  • Hirudoid (Glucosaminoglycan Polysulfate and Salicylic Acid)
    Deutsche Pharma, Peru
  • Hirudoid Forte
    Sankyo, Ecuador; STADA, Czech Republic
  • Hirudoid Forte (pediatric)
    Deutsche Pharma, Peru
  • Ibalgin Duo Effect (Glucosaminoglycan Polysulfate and Ibuprofen)
    Sanofi Malta, Malta; Zentiva, Czech Republic
  • Ibu-hepa (Glucosaminoglycan Polysulfate and Ibuprofen)
    Zentiva, Czech Republic
  • Movelat (Glucosaminoglycan Polysulfate and Salicylic Acid)
    Genus, Malta; Genus Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Movilat (Glucosaminoglycan Polysulfate and Salicylic Acid)
    STADA, Spain
  • Shark cartilage (Glucosaminoglycan Polysulfate and Chondroitin)
    Sigma, Egypt
  • Varidoid
    General Drugs House, Thailand


ISInofficial Synonym

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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