Hexaminolevulinate

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

Indications

  • 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

Side Effects

  1. anaphylactic shock
  2. anaphylactoid reactions
  3. bladder discomfort
  4. bladder spasm
  5. cystitis
  6. dysuria
  7. hematuria

Monitoring Parameters

  • laboratory monitoring not necessary

Contraindications

  • breast-feeding
  • cystoscopic trauma
  • hematuria
  • inflammation
  • intravesical chemotherapy
  • porphyria
  • pregnancy

Interactions

There are no drug interactions associated with Hexaminolevulinate products.

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