ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiseptic agent


Chemical Name

Benzenecarboximidamide, 4,4'-[1,6-hexanediylbis(oxy)]bis-

Foreign Names

  • Hexamidinum (Latin)
  • Hexamidin (German)
  • Hexamidine (French)
  • Hexamidina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Hexamidine (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • Hexamidine Isetionate (OS: BANM)
  • Hexamidine 2-hydroxyethanesulfonate (IS)
  • Hexamidine (diisétionate d') (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Hexamidine diisetionate (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Hexamidine Isetionate (PH: BP 2011)
  • Hexamidini diisetionas (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • Bacticid
    Pharmaghreb, Tunisia
  • Colludol (Hexamidine and Lidocaine)
    Melisana, Luxembourg
  • Imazol Plus (Hexamidine and Clotrimazole)
    Spirig, Poland
  • Aurigoutte (Hexamidine and Lidocaine)
    Merck Médication Familiale, France
  • Colludol (Hexamidine and Lidocaine)
    Cooper, France; Melisana, Belgium
  • Cyteal
    Pierre Fabre, Czech Republic; Pierre Fabre Medicament, Slovakia
  • Desomedin
    Bausch & Lomb Swiss, Switzerland
  • Desomedine
    Chauvin, Belgium; Chauvin, Luxembourg; Chauvin, Singapore; Chauvin/ Bausch & Lomb, Vietnam
  • Désomédine
    Chauvin, France; Chauvin, Tunisia
  • Ergix Mal de Gorge (Hexamidine and Tetracaine)
    Merck Médication Familiale, France
  • Hexamidine Gilbert
    Gilbert, France
  • Hexamidine Mylan
    Mylan, France
  • Hexamidine ratiopharm
    Teva Santé, France
  • Hexaseptine
    Gifrer, France
  • Hexomedine
    Melisana, Belgium; Melisana, Luxembourg
  • Hexomédine
    ADWYA, Tunisia; Sanofi-Aventis, France
  • Hexomedine (Hexamidine and Tetracaine)
    Sanofi Aventis, Brazil
  • Hexomedine Collutoire (Hexamidine and Tetracaine)
    Melisana, Belgium; Melisana, Luxembourg
  • Imazol (Hexamidine and Clotrimazole)
    Orva, Turkey; Spirig, Switzerland; Spirig, Czech Republic; Spirig, Slovakia; Spirig Baltikum, Lithuania; Spirig Baltikum, Latvia
  • Imazol duo (Hexamidine and Clotrimazole)
    Spirig, Austria
  • Imazol plus (Hexamidine and Clotrimazole)
    Spirig, Germany
  • Imazol Plus (Hexamidine and Clotrimazole)
    Medical Intertrade, Croatia (Hrvatska); Spirig Baltikum, Estonia
  • Mexyl
    Quimica Suiza, Peru
  • Ophtamedine
    Théa, Belgium
  • Oromédine (Hexamidine and Tetracaine)
    Sanofi-Aventis, France
  • Pulvo 47 (Hexamidine and Catalase)
    Genesis, Turkey
  • Pulvo 47 (Hexamidine and Neomycin)
    Fournier, Oman

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

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