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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Digestive enzyme

Chemical Name

Pepsin powder is prepared from the gastric mucosa of pigs, cattle or sheep. It contains gastric proteinases, active in acid medium (pH 1 to 5) (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

  • Pepsinum (Latin)
  • Pepsin (German)
  • Pepsine (French)
  • Pepsina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Pepsine (OS: DCF)
  • Saccharated Pepsin (OS: JAN)
  • Lactated pepsin elixir (IS)
  • Pepsin A (IS)
  • Pepsin fortior (IS)
  • Pepsin, bovine or porcine or ovine (IS)
  • Pepsina polvere (IS)
  • Poudre de pepsine (IS)
  • Puerzym (IS)
  • UNII-GID33S43J (IS)
  • Pepsin (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Pepsin powder (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Pepsini pulvis (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Poudre de pepsine (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Saccharated Pepsin (PH: JP XVII)

Brand Names

  • Aditase-SF [+ Taka-Diastase]
    Adroit Lifescience, India
  • Awan [+ Amylase, Alpha-]
    Edward, India
  • Babyzim [+ Sodium, + Nicotinic Acid] [pediatric]
    Sam-On, Israel
  • Betacid [+ Betaine]
    Meditop, Hungary
  • Citropepsin
    PharmaSwiss, Poland
  • Digeplus [+ Metoclopramide, + Dimeticone]
    Aché, Brazil
  • Enzynorm
    Nordix Pharma, Germany; Nordmark Arzneimittel, Germany
  • Eupeptina [+ Magnesium, + Sodium Phosphate]
    Almirall, Spain
  • Gastroessens [+ Betaine, + Zinc Citerate, + Ascorbic Acid]
    Nutrabiotics, Colombia
  • Gastropepsin
    Ceccarelli, Italy
  • Helopanzym-NF [+ Pancreatin, + Pepsin]
    Quimica Suiza, Peru
  • Mobex [+ Dimeticone, + Pancreatin]
    Jpee, India
  • Modulanzime [+ Lipase, + Amylase, + Bromopride, + Simeticone]
    Aristo Pharma Iberia, Portugal
  • Novazyme Elachi [+ Amylase, Alpha-]
    Lupin, India
  • Pepsin-Jun An Bio Pharm
    Junan Bio Pharmaceutical, China
  • Pepzan [+ Glutamic Acid]
    Recordati, Turkey


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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