Medications


Hexaminolevulinate injection

What is this medicine?

HEXAMINOLEVULINATE (hex a MEE noe LEV ue lin ate) is a diagnostic agent instilled into your bladder. It is used to help diagnose bladder cancer.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into the bladder using a catheter. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • blood in the urine

  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is only given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • blood in your urine

  • have recently received chemotherapy in your bladder

  • porphyria

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to hexaminolevulinate, aminolevulinate, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2017 Elsevier
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