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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. 9)
  • Hexamidine diisetionate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Hexamidine Isetionate (PH: BP 2018)
  • Hexamidini diisetionas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names

  • Cyteal [+ Chlorhexidine, + Chlorocresol]
    Pierre Fabre Medicament, Slovakia
  • Cytéal [+ Chlorhexidine, + Chlorocresol]
    Rovafarm, Argentina; Simed, Tunisia
  • Desomedine
    Chauvin, Tunisia
  • Hexomedine
    ADWYA, Tunisia
  • Aurigoutte [+ Lidocaine]
    Merck Médication Familiale, France
  • Colludol [+ Lidocaine]
    Cooper, France; Melisana, Belgium; Melisana, Luxembourg
  • Cyteal [+ Chlorhexidine, + Chlorocresol]
    Pierre Fabre, Georgia; Pierre Fabre, Portugal
  • Cytéal [+ Chlorhexidine, + Chlorocresol]
    Pierre Fabre, Czech Republic; Pierre Fabre, Kuwait; Pierre Fabre Médicament, France
  • Desomedin
    Bausch & Lomb Swiss, Switzerland
  • Désomédine
    Chauvin Bausch & Lomb, France
  • Desomedine 0.1%
    Bausch & Lomb, Belgium; Bausch & Lomb, Luxembourg
  • Hexamidine Gilbert 0.1%
    Gilbert, France
  • Hexamidine Mylan
    Mylan, France
  • Hexaseptine 0.1%
    Gifrer, France
  • Hexomedine
    Melisana, Belgium; sanofi-aventis, Venezuela
  • Hexomédine
    Sanofi-Aventis, France
  • Hexomedine [+ Tetracaine]
    Sanofi-Aventis Farmaceutica, Brazil
  • Hexomedine 0.1%
    Melisana, Luxembourg
  • Hexomédine 0.1%
    Sanofi-Aventis, France
  • Imacort [+ Clotrimazole, + Prednisolone]
    Galderma, Slovakia; Spirig Baltikum, Lithuania
  • Imaduo 10 mg/g + 2.5 mg/g [+ Clotrimazole]
    Galderma, Hungary
  • Imazol [+ Clotrimazole]
    Galderma Schweiz, Switzerland; Spirig Baltikum, Lithuania
  • Imazol comp [+ Clotrimazole, + Prednisolone]
    Galderma, Germany
  • Imazol plus [+ Clotrimazole]
    Galderma, Germany
  • Imazol Plus [+ Clotrimazole]
    Bailleul, Estonia; Galderma, Slovakia; Spirig Pharma, Poland
  • Iset Hexamidina + Cl Tetrac. Ache [+ Tetracaine]
    Aché, Brazil
  • Laryngomedin
    Cassella-med, Germany
  • Medi Pulv [+ Chlorhexidine, + Allantoin]
    Pharmabroker, New Zealand
  • Medicreme Antiseptic [+ Chlorhexidine, + Cetrimide, + Lidocaine]
    Pharmabroker, New Zealand


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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