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(hexaminolevulinate hydrochloride), for Intravesical Solution

For bladder instillation only


Cysview contains hexaminolevulinate hydrochloride, an optical imaging drug that in solution form is instilled intravesically for use with photodynamic blue light cystoscopy as an adjunct to white light cystoscopy.

The chemical formula for hexaminolevulinate hydrochloride is C11H21NO3•HCl. Its molecular weight is 251.76 and it has the following structural formula:

Cysview (hexaminolevulinate hydrochloride)  Structural Formula Illustration

Cysview (hexaminolevulinate hydrochloride) for Intravesical Solution is intended for intravesical administration only after reconstitution with the supplied 50 mL DILUENT. Cysview (hexaminolevulinate hydrochloride) for Intravesical Solution and DILUENT for Cysview are supplied together as a kit.

Cysview (hexaminolevulinate hydrochloride) for Intravesical Solution is supplied as a sterile, non-pyrogenic, freeze-dried, white to off-white or pale yellow, powder containing 100 mg of hexaminolevulinate hydrochloride (equivalent of 85 mg of hexaminolevulinate) in a 10 mL clear glass vials. The DILUENT for Cysview (hexaminolevulinate hydrochloride intravesical solution) is a sterile, non-pyrogenic solution (pH 6) containing 0.61 mg/ mL disodium hydrogen phosphate, 0.58 mg/mL of potassium dihydrogen phosphate, 7.02 mg/mL of sodium chloride, hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide, and water for injection. It is a clear, colorless solution, free from visible particles, and is provided in a 50 mL polypropylene vial.

The reconstituted solution of Cysview (hexaminolevulinate hydrochloride intravesical solution) contains 2 mg/ml of hexaminolevulinate hydrochloride and is colorless to pale yellow. It is free from visible particles and has a pH between 5.7 and 6.2.

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/5/2017
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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