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In the US, Inulin (inulin systemic) is a member of the drug class laxatives and is used to treat Diagnosis and Investigation and Dietary Fiber Supplementation.

US matches:



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Diagnostic agent, kidney function

Dietary supplement

Chemical Name

Polysaccharide granules obtained from te tubers of Dahlia variabelis, Helvantus tuberosusand oter genera of te family Compositae

Foreign Names

  • Inulinum (Latin)
  • Inulin (German)
  • Inuline (French)
  • Inulina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Inulin (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • Alant starch (IS)
  • Compositenst√§rke (IS)
  • Dahlin (IS)
  • Polyfructosanum (IS)
  • Inulin (PH: BP 2010, USP 38)

Brand Name


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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