Gadoteridol injection

What is this medicine?

GADOTERIDOL (gad oh TER i dol) is a contrast agent. They improve the quality of images or photographs taken during an MRI. They help health care providers diagnose problems or diseases in your body.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is injected into a vein. It is given by a health care provider in a hospital or clinic setting.

A special MedGuide will be given to you before each treatment. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your health care provider about the use of this medicine in children. While it may be given to children as young as newborns for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions (skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue)

  • bone or joint pain

  • chest pain

  • kidney injury (trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine)

  • muscle weakness

  • pain, redness, or irritation at site where injected

  • red or dark patches on the skin

  • trouble breathing

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • changes in taste

  • diarrhea

  • dizziness

  • flushing

  • headache

  • nausea

  • ringing in the ears

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply. This medicine is not for regular use.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This medicine is given in a hospital or clinic. It will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • asthma (lung or breathing disease)

  • diabetes (high blood sugar)

  • high blood pressure

  • kidney disease

  • previous MRI with contrast or dye

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to gadoteridol, contrast agents, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2021 Elsevier

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