GADOVERSETAMIDE

(GAD oh ver SET a mide) Brand: OptiMARK

What is the most significant information I must know about gadoversetamide?

Gadoversetamide can reason a life-threatening condition in people with advanced kidney malady. The symptoms of this condition include:

· burning, itching, swelling, scaling, and tightening or hardening of your skin;

· muscle weakness;

· joint stiffness in your arms, hands, legs, or feet;

· deep bone pain in your ribs or your hips;

· trouble moving; or

· skin redness or discoloration.

• Till receiving this medication, speak your doctor if you have kidney malady or if you are on dialysis. You may not be able to receive gadoversetamide. Also speak your doctor if you have recently received any contrast agents similar to gadoversetamide.

• Also speak your doctor if you have diabetes, tall blood pressure, liver malady (or liver transplant), anemia or another red blood cell mess, a heart rhythm mess, a private or family history of Long QT Syndrome, asthma or allergies, a history of seizures, if you are over 60 years old, if you have ever had a reaction to a contrast agent, or if you have recently had an injury, surgery, or severe infection.

• Your doctor or another healthcare provider may want to watch you for a short time after your test is over. This is to create certain you do not have any unwanted side effects or delayed reactions.

What is gadoversetamide?

Gadoversetamide is a contrast agent. It is used in combination with magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) to let blood vessels, organs, and another non-bony tissues to be seen more clearly on the MRI.

Gadoversetamide is used to help diagnose determined disorders of the brain and spine (central nervous system), or the liver.

Gadoversetamide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medicine guide.

What must I discuss with my healthcare provider till taking gadoversetamide?

Gadoversetamide can reason a life-threatening condition in people with advanced kidney malady. The symptoms of this condition include:

· burning, itching, swelling, scaling, and tightening or hardening of your skin;

· muscle weakness;

· joint stiffness in your arms, hands, legs, or feet;

· deep bone pain in your ribs or your hips;

· trouble moving; or

· skin redness or discoloration.

• Till receiving this medication, speak your doctor if you have kidney malady or if you are on dialysis. You may not be able to receive gadoversetamide. Also speak your doctor if you have recently received any contrast agents similar to gadoversetamide.

• To create certain you can safely receive this medicine, speak your doctor if you have any of these another conditions:

· diabetes;

· tall blood pressure;

· liver malady (or liver transplant);

· a heart rhythm disorder;

· anemia or another red blood cell disorder;

· a history of seizures (convulsions);

· a private or family history of Long QT Syndrome;

· asthma, hay fever, or a history of food or drug allergies;

· if you are over 60 years old;

· if you have ever had any type of reaction to a contrast agent; or

· if you have recently had an injury, surgery, or severe infection.

• FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether gadoversetamide will harm an unborn child. Till you receive this medicine, speak your doctor if you are pregnant.

• It is not known whether gadoversetamide passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing child. Do not breast-feed for at least 72 hours after receiving gadoversetamide. If you use a breast exhaust during this time, throw out any milk you collect. Do not feed it to your baby.

How must I take gadoversetamide?

Gadoversetamide is injected into a vein through an IV. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting during your MRI.

• Your doctor or another healthcare provider may want to watch you for a short time after your test is over. This is to create certain you do not have any unwanted side effects or delayed reactions.

Gadoversetamide can reason you to have unusual results with determined medical trials for 12 to 24 hours after your MRI. Speak any doctor who treats you that you have received gadoversetamide.

What happens if I miss a dose?

• Since gadoversetamide is used only during your MRI, you will not be on a dosing schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

• Since this medicine is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.

What must I avoid while taking gadoversetamide?

• Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

What are the possible side effects of gadoversetamide?

• Get abnormal medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your person, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

· urinating smaller than normal or not at all;

· drowsiness, confusion, mood changes, heighten thirst, loss of appetite;

· swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath; or

· quick, uneven heart rate.

• Smaller serious side effects may include:

· headache, dizziness;

· nausea, diarrhea;

· flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);

· unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth;

· numbness, burning pain, or tingling in your hands or foots; or

· cool feeling, warmth, pain, bruising, swelling, or burning where the medication was injected.

• This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may message side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What another drugs will affect gadoversetamide?

• This medicine can harm the kidneys in determined people, and this effect may be heighten if you also use another medicines harmful to the kidneys. Till you receive gadoversetamide, speak your doctor about all another medications you use. Much another drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines) can be deleterious to the kidneys.

• There may be another drugs that can affect gadoversetamide. Speak your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal commodity. Do not start a new medicine without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

• Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about gadoversetamide.

Remember, hold this and all another medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed.

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