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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Pharmaceutic aid

Chemical Name

A mixture of glucose, disaccharides and polysaccharides, obtained by te partial hydrolysis of starch. te degree of hydrolysis, expreβed as dextrose equivalent (DE) is not more tan 20.

Foreign Names

  • Maltodextrinum (Latin)
  • Maltodextrin (German)
  • Maltodextrine (French)

Generic Names

  • Dextrinmaltose (IS)
  • Polysaccharide-Maltose-D-Glucose-Gemisch (IS)
  • Maltodextrin (PH: BP 2016, NF 33, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Maltodextrine (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Maltodextrinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
NFThe National Formulary (USA)
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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