Aminocaproic acid

Also known as: ε-aminocaproic acid ε-Ahx 6-aminohexanoic acid

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
Aminocaproic acid
B Blood and blood forming organs → B02 Antihemorrhagics → B02A Antifibrinolytics → B02AA Amino acids
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Medicines

Aminocaproic acid is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

United States

Brazil

Aminocaproic acid is also found within below combination drugs:

DAIGAKU

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Structured product labeling (SPL)
US

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

U6F3787206 - AMINOCAPROIC ACID

CAS registry number

60-32-2 - aminocaproic acid

SNOMED-CT

59882007 - Aminocaproic acid (substance)