Iobenguane I 123 (By injection)
eye-oh-BEN-gwane I 123
Diagnostic Agent, Radiopharmaceutical Imaging (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Iobenguane I 123 is used to find certain kinds of cancer of the adrenal glands (eg, pheochromocytoma, neuroblastoma). When very small doses of iobenguane I 123 are given, the radioactivity taken up by the adrenal gland helps find tumors of the adrenal glands. An image of the gland on film or on a computer screen can be provided to help with the diagnosis.
Iobenguane I 123 is also used during a test for patients with congestive heart failure. This may help the doctor see certain heart problems.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor with specialized training in nuclear medicine.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Drink extra fluids before and after you are given this medicine, so you will urinate often. You should urinate as much as possible for the first 48 hours after you were given this medicine. This will help protect your bladder from the radiation exposure.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Some medicines can affect how this medicine works or change the results of your test. Tell your doctor if you use any of the following:Blood pressure medicine, such as labetalol, reserpine Cocaine Cold or allergy medicine, such as ephedrine, phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine Medicine for depression, such as amitriptyline, citalopram, fluoxetine, imipramine, nortriptyline, sertraline
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to iobenguane.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, high blood pressure, Parkinson disease, or thyroid problems. Tell your doctor if you had an allergic reaction to iodine or anything that contains iodine.
You will be exposed to radiation when you are given this medicine. Talk with your doctor if you have concerns about this.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Mild reaction where the needle is placed
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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