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In the US, Exametazime (exametazime systemic) is a member of the drug class radiologic conjugating agents and is used to treat Diagnosis and Investigation.

US matches:



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Diagnostic agent

Radiodiagnostic agent

Chemical Name

2-Butanone, 3,3'-[(2,2-dimetyl-1,3-propanediyl)diimino]bis-, dioxime, [R*,R*-(E,E)]-(±)-

Foreign Names

  • Exametazimum (Latin)
  • Exametazim (German)
  • Examétazime (French)
  • Exametazima (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Exametazime (OS: BAN, USAN, JAN)
  • Examétazime (OS: DCF)
  • dl-HM-PAO (IS)
  • Esametazima (IS)
  • Hexametazime (IS)
  • HM-PAO (IS)
  • Technetium Tc 99m Exametazime (OS: USAN)
  • Tc 99m HM-PAO (IS)
  • Technetium Tc 99m Exametazime Injection (PH: BP 2003, Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Cerestab
    GE Healthcare, France
  • Ceretec
    GE Healthcare, Australia; GE Healthcare, Bulgaria; GE Healthcare, Cyprus; GE Healthcare, France; GE Healthcare, Israel; GE Healthcare, Italy; GE Healthcare, Malta; GE Healthcare, Romania; GE Healthcare, Sweden
  • Leuco-Scint
    Medi-Radiopharma, Czech Republic; Medi-Radiopharma, Hungary
  • Neuroscan
    Rotop, Czech Republic
  • Brain-Spect
    Medi-Radiopharma, Czech Republic; Medi-Radiopharma, Hungary
  • Cardio-Spect
    Medi-Radiopharma, Hungary
  • Cerebrotec
    NMP Nihon Medi-Physics, Japan
  • Ceretec
    Amersham Health, Spain; GE Healthcare, Czech Republic; GE Healthcare, Lithuania; GE Healthcare, Netherlands
  • Ceretec99m
    GE Healthcare, Hungary


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
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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