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Why it is prescribed :
This medication is a gadolinium based contrast agent, prescribed for visualization of brain along with with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
IV- The recommended dose is 0.2 mL/kg, (0.1 mmol/kg) as bolus injection.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a powder for injection (diluted with fluid) to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
Warnings and Precautions :
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of acute kidney injury, impaired elimination of GBCAs, any allergy, who are taking other medications.
Patient with impaired elimination of GBCAs may experience with increased risk of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis.
Monitor patients closely for need of emergency breathing support.
Side Effects :
Nausea, headache, injection site pain, injection site coldness and burning sensation.
Abnormal heart rhythm, fast or slow heart rate.
Hypersensitivity/anaphylactoid reactions including heart arrest, respiratory arrest, blue or purple coloration of the skin or mucous, throat swelling, asthma, eye inflammation, eyelid swelling, increased tears, increased sweating and hives.
Central Nervous System
Coma, convulsion, fainting, lightheadedness, smell loss, tremor
Muscle contracture, muscle weakness.
Diarrhea, increased salivary secretion.
Uneasiness and fever.
Inflammation of a vein
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C).