Aminocaproic acid Other names: 6-aminohexanoic acid ε-Ahx ε-aminocaproic acid

Chemical formula: C₆H₁₃NO₂  Molecular mass: 131.173 g/mol  PubChem compound: 564

Active ingredient description

Aminocaproic acid is 6-aminohexanoic acid, which acts as an inhibitor of fibrinolysis. The fibrinolysis-inhibitory effects of aminocaproic acid appear to be exerted principally via inhibition of plasminogen activators and to a lesser degree through antiplasmin activity.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
B02AA01 Aminocaproic acid B Blood and blood forming organs → B02 Antihemorrhagics → B02A Antifibrinolytics → B02AA Amino acids
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
AMICAR Solution, Tablet FDA, National Drug Code (US) MPI, US: SPL/Old

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 60-32-2
DrugBank Drug: DB00513
KEGG Drug: D00160
PubChem Compound: 564
RxNorm Ingredient: 99
SNOMED-CT Concept: 59882007
Aminocaproic acid (substance)
UNII Identifier: U6F3787206


Aminocaproic acid is an active ingredient of these brands:

United States (US)

Brazil (BR)

Ecuador (EC)

Hong Kong (HK)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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