Hexaminolevulinate Brand Name– Cysview
What is Hexaminolevulinate
Hexaminolevulinate is an optical imaging agent indicated for intravesical use in the cystoscopic detection of carcinoma of the bladder, including carcinoma in situ, among patients suspected or known to have lesion(s) on the basis of a prior cystoscopy, or in patients undergoing surveillance cystoscopy for carcinoma of the bladder.
It is used with the Karl Storz D-light Photodynamic Diagnostic (PDD) system to perform Blue Light Cystoscopy (BLC) as an adjunct to white light cystoscopy.
Hexaminolevulinate is not intended to be a replacement for random bladder biopsies or other diagnostic procedures used in the detection of bladder cancer
- bladder cancer diagnosis
For cystoscopic bladder cancer diagnosis, including carcinoma in situ, in patients undergoing surveillance cystoscopy and in patients with suspected or known lesions on a prior cystoscopy
- anaphylactic shock
- anaphylactoid reactions
- bladder discomfort
- bladder spasm
- laboratory monitoring not necessary
- cystoscopic trauma
- intravesical chemotherapy
There are no drug interactions associated with Hexaminolevulinate products.