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



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Hemostatic agent

Chemical Name

Linear homopolymer of partially acetylated glucosamine (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Poliglusamum (Latin)
  • Poliglusam (German)
  • Poliglusam (French)
  • Poliglusam (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Poliglusam (OS: USAN)
  • CCRIS 9144 (IS)
  • Chitosan (IS)
  • Deacetylated Chitin (IS)
  • Deacetylchitin (IS)
  • Poly (IS: D-glucosamin)
  • Chitosan (PH: NF 33)
  • Chitosan Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2016)

Brand Name

  • Fortiflex (Poliglusam and Chondroitin Polysulfate (veterinary use))
    Virbac, France


ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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