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An antibacterial agent most commonly used in the treatment of urinary tract infections. Its antibacterial action derives from the slow release of formaldehyde by hydrolysis at acidic pH.

Pharmacological action: anti-infective agents, urinary.

Chemical name: 1,3,5,7-Tetraazatricyclo(3.3.1.13,7)decane

(12 Dec 1998)