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General Information on Fludeoxyglucose F 18 Injection

Generic Name : Fludeoxyglucose F 18 Injection

Latest prescription information about Fludeoxyglucose F 18 Injection. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y57.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Diagnostic Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Fludeoxyglucose F 18 Injection

International- FDG.

Why is Fludeoxyglucose F 18 Injection Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a positron emitting radiopharmaceutical agent, prescribed for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging for assessment of abnormal glucose metabolism to assist in the evaluation of malignancy, cardiology and epilepsy. 

When should Fludeoxyglucose F 18 Injection not to be taken? (Contraindications)

None.

What is the dosage of Fludeoxyglucose F 18 Injection?

IV- The recommended dose for an adult (70 kg) is 185-370 MBq (5-10 mCi).

How should Fludeoxyglucose F 18 Injection be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Fludeoxyglucose F 18 Injection?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, liver or kidney disease, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Drink adequate water 4 hours before this treatment procedure.

What are the side effects of Fludeoxyglucose F 18 Injection?

Hypersensitivity reactions with itching, swelling and rash.

What are the other precautions for Fludeoxyglucose F 18 Injection?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Fludeoxyglucose F 18 Injection?

Store it at room temperature (25C).

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