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Pentosan Polysulfate

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

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Therapeutic Categories

Anti-inflammatory agent

Agent for local antivaricose therapy

Anticoagulant agent

Chemical Names

(1->4)-β-Xylan 2,3-bis(hydrogen sulfate)

Xylan hydrogen sulfate

Foreign Names

  • Pentosani polysulfas (Latin)
  • Pentosanpolysulfat (German)
  • Pentosane polysulfate (French)
  • Pentosano polisulfato (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • CB-8061 (IS)
  • Pentosan sulfuric polyester (IS)
  • Polypentose sulfate (IS)
  • UNII-F59P8B75R4 (IS)
  • Xylan polysulfate (IS)
  • Calcium xylopyranose polysulfate (IS)
  • CaPPS (IS)
  • Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Pentosane polysulfate sodique (OS: DCF)
  • Hoe/Bay 946 (IS)
  • NaPPS (IS)
  • Pentosan Polysulphate Sodium (IS)
  • PZ 68 (IS)
  • Sodium xylan polysulfate (IS)
  • Sodium xylan sulfate (IS)
  • SP 54 (IS)

Brand Names

  • Arthropen (veterinary use)
    Randlab, Australia
  • Elmiron
    Medco, Peru
  • Hemoclar
    Sanofi Winthrop, Oman
  • Pentosan Equine (veterinary use)
    Vetpharm, New Zealand
  • Synovan (Pentosan Polysulfate and Acetylglucosamin, N- (veterinary use))
    Ceva Animal Health, Australia
  • Zydax (veterinary use)
    Parnell, New Zealand
  • Sylvet (veterinary use)
    Arthropharm, Australia
  • Anarthron (veterinary use)
    Arthropharm, United Kingdom; Arthropharm, Netherlands; Forte Healthcare, Belgium; Gräub, Switzerland; Arthropharm Europe, Austria
  • Anso (Pentosan Polysulfate and Hexetidine, + Triamcinolone, + Lidocaine)
    Lacer SA, Hong Kong
  • Anso (Pentosan Polysulfate and Triamcinolone, + Lidocaine)
    Lacer SA, Hong Kong
  • Arthropen (veterinary use)
    Randlab, Australia; Randlab, New Zealand
  • Cartrophen (veterinary use)
    Albrecht, Germany; Anthropharm, Ireland; Arthropharm, United Kingdom; Arthropharm, Norway; Arthropharm, Poland; Biopharm Australia, Australia; N-vet, Sweden; Provet, New Zealand; Vetcare, Finland
  • Cartrophen Equine Forte (veterinary use)
    Provet, New Zealand
  • Elmiron
    Arthropharm, Australia; Ivax, Argentina; Ivax Corp/Baker Norton, Hong Kong; Janssen, Canada; Janssen Pharma, United States
  • Fibrase
    Teofarma, Italy
  • Fibrezym
    Bene, Germany
  • Fibrocide
    bene, Portugal
  • Haemocure
    Nile, Egypt
  • Hemoclar 0.5%
    Sanofi-Aventis, Egypt
  • Hémoclar 0.5%
    Sanofi-Aventis, France
  • Jelmiron
    Jaytech Biogen, South Korea
  • Penpol
    Chong Kun Dang, South Korea
  • Pentarthron (veterinary use)
    Virbac, New Zealand
  • Pentosan (veterinary use)
    Ceva Animal Health, Australia; Vetpharm, New Zealand
  • Pentosan Gold (Pentosan Polysulfate and Acetylglucosamine, N- (veterinary use))
    Ceva Animal Health, Australia; Vetpharm, New Zealand
  • Pentosanpolysulfat SP 54
    Bene, Germany
  • SP54
    Bene, Hungary
  • Sylvet (veterinary use)
    Provet, New Zealand
  • Synovan for Dogs (Pentosan Polysulfate and Acetylglucosamin, N- (veterinary use))
    Vetpharm, New Zealand
  • Thrombocid
    Bene, Germany; Lacer, Spain; Sigmapharm Arzneimittel, Austria
  • Thrombocid Forte
    Lacer, Spain
  • Zydax (veterinary use)
    Parnell Australia, Australia


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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