Generic Name : Perflutren Protein-Type A Microspheres Pronunciation : per-FLOO-tren Therapeutic Classification : Contrast Medium♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA
International- Optison. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a contrast agent, used to diagnose heart diseases during certain medical tests (e.g., echocardiograms). It helps in clear visualization of heart. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with any allergy.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
The recommended dose is 0.5 mL injected into a peripheral vein. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the peripheral vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history lung disease, or heart disease, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
♦Patient may develop with increased risk of fatal cardiac or respiratory arrest; if it is so consult with your doctor immediately. Side Effects :
Body as a Whole - Headache, warm sensation, flushing, chills, fever, flu-like Symptoms, uneasiness, weakness, fatigue, dizziness.
Heart - Chest pain.
Gastrointestinal - Nausea and/or vomiting.
Respiratory - Difficulty in breathing.
Skin - Injection site discomfort, redness.
ENT - Altered taste.
*Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it in refrigerator (2°-8°C).
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