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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Lipid lowering agent: Concomitant therapy

Chemical Name

Mixture of high molecular weight aliphatic alcohols isolated from sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum); main component is octacosasol

Foreign Name

  • Policosanol (German)

Generic Names

  • Ateromixol (IS)
  • CCRIS 7209 (IS)
  • PPG 5 (IS)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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