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Pentosan polysulfate

Synonym(s): Cartrophen

Contributor(s): Kyle Braund

Introduction

Name

  • Pentosan polysulfate.

Class of drug

  • Semi-synthetic polymer.

Description

Molecular weight

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

Uses

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Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Read R Aet al(1996)Systemic use of pentosan polysulfate in the treatment of osteoarthritis.JSAP37(3), 108-114.
  • Watson A D Jet al(1996)Use of anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs in dogs and cats.Aust Vet J74(3), 203-210.

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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