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Hexaminolevulinate Hydrochloride



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Diagnostic agent

Chemical Names

4-Hexyloxycarbonyl-2-oxobutylammoniumchlorid (IUPAC)

Hexyl 5-amino-4-oxopentanoate hydrochloride (USAN)

Pentanoic acid, 5-amino-4-oxo-, hexyl ester, hydrochloride (USAN)

Foreign Name

  • Hexyl(5-amino-4-oxopentanoat)-hydrochlorid (German)

Generic Names

  • Hexaminolevulinate Hydrochloride (OS: USAN)
  • 5-Amino-4-oxopentansäurehexylester-hydrochlorid (IS)
  • P-1026 (IS: PhotoCure)

Brand Names

  • Hexvix
    Future Health Pharma, Switzerland; GE Healthcare, Belgium; GE Healthcare, Italy; Ipsen, Estonia; Ipsen, Greece; Ipsen, Malta; Ipsen, Poland; Ipsen, Slovakia; Ipsen Biopharm, United Kingdom; Ipsen Pharma, Austria; Ipsen Pharma, Czech Republic; Ipsen Pharma, Germany; Ipsen Pharma, France; Ipsen Pharma, Lithuania; Photocure, Denmark; Photocure, Finland; Photocure, Norway; Photocure, Sweden; PhotoCure ASA, Latvia


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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