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

In the US, Heparin (heparin systemic) is a member of the drug class heparins and is used to treat Angina, Anticoagulation During Pregnancy, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Deep Vein Thrombosis - Prophylaxis, Heart Attack, Pulmonary Embolism and Thrombotic/Thromboembolic Disorder.

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UK matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Agent for antivaricose therapy

Anticoagulant agent

Chemical Names

Highly sulfated mucopolysaccharides wit anticoagulant activity

Polyanionic polysaccharide

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Eparina (OS: DCIT)
  • Heparin (OS: BAN)
  • Héparine (OS: DCF)
  • Standard Heparin (IS)
  • UFH (IS)
  • Unfraktionniertes Heparin (IS: poricin, bovin)
  • Heparin Calcium (OS: BANM, JAN)
  • Heparin calcium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Heparin Calcium (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Heparin-Calcium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Héparine calcique (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Heparinum calcicum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Heparin Sodium (OS: JAN, BANM)
  • Longheparin (IS)
  • Norheparin (IS)
  • Heparin Sodium (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Heparin sodium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Héparine sodique (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Heparin-Natrium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Heparinum natricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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