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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com International Drug Names
CAS Registry Number 3215-70-1 YesY
ATC code R03AC06 R03CC05
PubChem CID: 3609
DrugBank DB08957 N
ChemSpider 3483 N
UNII G9L6B3W684 YesY
Synonyms 4-[2-[6-([2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-2-hydroxyethyl]amino)hexylamino]-1-hydroxyethyl]benzene-1,2-diol
Chemical data
Formula C22H32N2O6
Molecular mass 420.499 g/mol
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Hexoprenaline (INN) is a β2-adrenergic receptor agonist used in the treatment of asthma.[1]

Hexoprenaline is also used as a tocolytic agent (i.e., It can suppress labor). Contraindications to its use as a tocolytic agent are cardiovascular disease, surgical shock, tachycardia, diabetes mellitus.


  1. ^ Pinder, RM; Brogden, RN; Speight, TM; Avery, GS (1977). "Hexoprenaline: a review of its pharmacological properties and therapeutic efficacy with particular reference to asthma". Drugs 14 (1): 1–28. doi:10.2165/00003495-197714010-00001. PMID 195789.