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Pentosan polysulfate

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Contributor(s):

Kyle Braund

Vetstream Ltd

Synonym(s): Cartrophen


Introduction

Name

  • Pentosan polysulfate.

Class of drug

  • Semi-synthetic polymer.

Description

Chemical name

  • Xylan hydrogen sulfate.

Molecular weight

  • A semi-synthetic polymer with a molecular weight of 2000.

Physical properties

  • Clear, sometimes pale yellow aqueous solution.

Storage requirements

  • Ensure container is stored upright.
  • Between 2-5°C.
  • Protect from light.

Uses

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Read R A et al (1996) Systemic use of pentosan polysulphate in the treatment of osteoarthritis. JSAP 37 (3), 108-114.
  • Watson A D J et al (1996) Use of anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs in dogs and cats. Aust Vet J 74 (3), 203-210.

Other sources of information

  • BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Ramsey I (2017) 9th edn.
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