Hexamethylenamine is a product obtained by treating 40% formaldehyde solution with stronger ammonia water. It should be kept in tight containers.

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Incompatibilities: To Hexamethylenamina, 10% sol., add Ac. Tann.. T. S........................................ HgCl2 .................................................................. H2S04, dil..................................................

Hexamethylenamine is used principally as a urinary disinfectant, some free formaldehyde being formed in acid urine. Dose, 0.25 Gm., diluted with at least 250 mils H2O.