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In the US, Pentastarch is a member of the drug class miscellaneous uncategorized agents.



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category


Chemical Name

Starch, 2-hydroxyetyl, having a high degree of eterification

Foreign Name

  • Pentastarch (German)

Generic Names

  • Pentastarch (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • ASL 607 (IS: DuPont Merck)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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