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In the US, Hemin (hemin systemic) is a member of the drug class miscellaneous uncategorized agents and is used to treat Porphyria.

US matches:

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Inhibitor of delta-aminolevulinic acid synthase

Porphyrie treatment

Chemical Name

Chloro[3,7,12,17-tetrametyl-8,13-divinylporphyrin-2,18-dipropionato(2-)]iron(III) (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Hemin (German)
  • Hémine (French)
  • Hemina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Hemin (OS: JAN)
  • Ferriheme chloride (IS)
  • Ferriprotoporphyrin chlorid (IS)
  • Hämin (IS)
  • Protohemin (IS)
  • Haem Arginate (IS)
  • Hämarginat (IS)
  • Häm-Arginat (IS)
  • Hämin arginat (IS)

Brand Names

  • Normosang
    Orphan Europe, Austria; Orphan Europe, Belgium; Orphan Europe, Czech Republic; Orphan Europe, Estonia; Orphan Europe, France; Orphan Europe, Hungary; Orphan Europe, Italy; Orphan Europe, Latvia; Orphan Europe, Netherlands; Orphan Europe, Norway; Orphan Europe, Portugal; Orphan Europe Nordic, Finland; Orphan Europe Nordic, Sweden; Orphan Pacific, Japan; Solpharm, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Normosang (pediatric)
    Orphan Europe UK, United Kingdom
  • Panhematin
    Recordati Rare Diseases, United States
  • Normosang
    Orphan, Germany; Orphan Europe, Spain; Orphan Europe, Lithuania; Orphan Europe, Malta; Orphan Europe Nordic, Denmark; Stauffacher Apotheke, Switzerland
  • Normosang Orphan Europe
    Orphan Europe, Taiwan


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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