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General Information on Technetium Tc99m Exametazime Injection

Generic Name : Technetium Tc99m Exametazime Injection

Latest prescription information about Technetium Tc99m Exametazime 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 Technetium Tc99m Exametazime Injection

International- Ceretec.

Why is Technetium Tc99m Exametazime Injection Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a radiopharmaceutical preparation, used to identify altered regional cerebral perfusion in stroke, intra-abdominal infection and inflammatory bowel disease either alone or with methylene blue stabilization. 

When should Technetium Tc99m Exametazime Injection not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Technetium Tc99m Exametazime Injection?

For adjunctive localization of intra-abdominal infection or inflammation- The normal adult (70 kg) dose is 0.259-0.925 GBq (7-25 mCi) as Tc99m.
Cerebral Scintigraphy IV- The recommended dose range is 370-740 MBq (10-20 mCi).

How should Technetium Tc99m Exametazime 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 Technetium Tc99m Exametazime Injection?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver disease, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Technetium Tc99m Exametazime Injection?

Rash, redness, facial swelling, and fever.

What are the other precautions for Technetium Tc99m Exametazime Injection?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Technetium Tc99m Exametazime Injection?

Store the kit at 15-25C. Do not freeze.

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