Generic Name : Gadofosveset Trisodium Injection Pronunciation : GAD-oh-FOS-ve-set trye-SOE-dee-um Therapeutic Classification : Diagnostic Agents ICD Code : Y57.6
International- Ablavar. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a gadolinium-based MRI contrast agent, used to diagnose peripheral vascular disease. It helps in clear visualization of blood vessels, organs, and other non-bony tissues. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult- IV- The recommended dose is 0.12 mL/kg body weight (0.03 mmol/kg) over 30 seconds infusion. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with severe kidney disease, muscle weakness, skin disorder, joint stiffness, bone pain, moving trouble, high blood pressure, diabetes, QT prolongation, recent injury, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Patient may develop with increased risk of severe kidney problem; if it is so consult with your healthcare provider.
* Monitor kidney and heart functions regularly while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Heart - Dilatation of blood vessels and high blood pressure.
Central Nervous System - Headache, tingling, dizziness and fainting.
Gastrointestinal - Nausea and difficulty in swallowing.
Local - Injection-site bruising.
Miscellaneous - Itching, burning sensation and feeling cold.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (25°C). Protect from light and freezing.
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