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Compound Summary for: CID 4101

Methenamine

Also known as: Hexamethylenetetramine; Urotropine; Hexamine; 100-97-0; 1,3,5,7-Tetraazaadamantane; Aminoform; Methenamin; Urotropin
Molecular Formula: C6H12N4   Molecular Weight: 140.18628   InChIKey: VKYKSIONXSXAKP-UHFFFAOYSA-N
An anti-infective agent most commonly used in the treatment of urinary tract infections. Its anti-infective action derives from the slow release of formaldehyde by hydrolysis at acidic pH. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p173)   From: MeSH
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