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Pentosan Polysulfate (International)

Note: 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 Vet for Dogs and Horses [veterinary use]
    Randlab Australia, Australia
  • Pentosan Equine [veterinary use]
    Vetpharm, New Zealand
  • Synovan for Dogs [+ Acetylglucosamin, N-] [veterinary use]
    Ceva Animal Health, Australia
  • Zydax [veterinary use]
    Parnell, New Zealand
  • Sylvet for Dogs [veterinary use]
    Arthropharm, Australia
  • Anarthron [veterinary use]
    Arthropharm, United Kingdom; Forte Healthcare, Belgium
  • Anarthron 100 mg/ml für Hunde [veterinary use]
    Arthropharm Europe, Austria
  • Anarthron 100 mg/ml voor honden [veterinary use]
    Arthropharm, Netherlands
  • Anarthron Für Hunde [veterinary use]
    Gräub, Switzerland
  • Anso [+ Hexetidine, + Triamcinolone, + Lidocaine]
    Lacer SA, Hong Kong
  • Anso [+ Triamcinolone, + Lidocaine]
    Lacer, Spain; Lacer SA, Hong Kong
  • Arthropen Vet 250 for Horses [veterinary use]
    Randlab, New Zealand; Randlab Australia, Australia
  • Cartrophen [veterinary use]
    Anthropharm, Ireland; Arthropharm, United Kingdom; Arthropharm, Norway; N-vet, Sweden; Provet, New Zealand; Vetcare, Finland
  • Cartrophen Equine Forte for Horses [veterinary use]
    Biopharm Australia, Australia; Provet, New Zealand
  • Cartrophen vet [veterinary use]
    Albrecht, Germany; Arthropharm Europe, Iceland
  • Cartrophen Vet 100mg/ml dla psow [veterinary use]
    Arthropharm, Poland
  • Cartrophen Vet for Dogs and Horses [veterinary use]
    Biopharm Australia, Australia
  • cyst-u-ron
    bene-Arzneimittel, Germany
  • Elmiron
    Arthropharm, Australia; Aymed, Turkey; Bene-Arzneimittel, Estonia; Bene-Arzneimittel, Sweden; Bene-Arzneimittel, Slovenia; Cevidra, France; Ivax, Argentina; Ivax, Taiwan; Ivax Corp/Baker Norton, Hong Kong; Janssen, Canada; Janssen Pharma, United States
  • Fibrase
    Teofarma, Italy
  • Fibrezym
    bene-Arzneimittel, Germany
  • Fibrocide
    bene, Portugal
  • Haemocure
    Nile, Egypt
  • Hemoclar
    Sanofi Winthrop, Kuwait; Sanofi-Aventis, France
  • Hemoclar 0.5%
    Sanofi-Aventis, Egypt
  • Jelmiron
    Jaytech Biogen, South Korea
  • Mantus [+ Triamcinolone, + Hexetidine, + Lidocaine]
    Investi, Argentina
  • Misure
    Euroetika, Colombia
  • Osteopen [veterinary use]
    Chanelle Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing, United Kingdom
  • Penpol
    Chong Kun Dang, South Korea
  • Pentarthron [veterinary use]
    Virbac, New Zealand
  • Pentosan [veterinary use]
    Vetpharm, New Zealand
  • Pentosan Equine [veterinary use]
    Ceva Animal Health, Australia
  • Pentosan Evolution for Horses [veterinary use]
    Ceva Animal Health, Australia
  • Pentosan Gold [+ Acetylglucosamine, N-] [veterinary use]
    Ceva Animal Health, Australia; Vetpharm, New Zealand
  • Pentosanpolysulfat SP 54
    bene-Arzneimittel, Germany
  • SP54
    Bene, Hungary
  • SP54 15 mg/g
    Bene, Hungary
  • Sylvet for Dogs [veterinary use]
    Provet, New Zealand
  • Synovan for Dogs [+ Acetylglucosamin, N-] [veterinary use]
    Vetpharm, New Zealand
  • Thrombocid
    bene, Portugal; Bene-Arzneimittel, Czech Republic; Bene-Arzneimittel, Germany; Sigmapharm Arzneimittel, Austria
  • Thrombocid 0.1%
    Lacer, Spain
  • Thrombocid Forte 0.5%
    Lacer, Spain
  • Voltatrauma [+ Oxerutins]
    Novartis Consumer Health, Italy
  • Zydax 100 for Dogs [veterinary use]
    Parnell Australia, Australia
  • Zydax 250 for Horses [veterinary use]
    Parnell Australia, Australia


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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