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

In the US, Pectin (pectin systemic) is a member of the drug class miscellaneous uncategorized agents.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Pharmaceutic aid

Antidiarrheal agent: Intestinal adsorbent

Treatment of peptic ulcer

Chemical Name

Purified carbohydrate polymer consisting mainly of a linear backbone of partially methoxylated α (1->4) linked D-galacturonic acid.It is obtained from the dilute acid extract of the rind of citrus fruits or from apple pomace. (USP)

Foreign Name

  • Pektin (German)

Generic Names

  • E 440 (IS)
  • Poly-D-galacturonic acid (IS)
  • Poly-D-galacturonsäuremethylester (IS)
  • Polygalacturonsäuremethylester (IS)
  • Pectin (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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