Technetium Tc 99m Pentetate (By injection)
tek-NEE-shee-um Tc 99m PEN-te-tate
Diagnostic Agent, Radiopharmaceutical Imaging (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Technetium Tc 99m pentetate injection is a radiopharmaceutical. Radiopharmaceuticals are radioactive agents, which may be used to find and treat certain diseases or to study the function of the body’s organs.
Technetium Tc 99m pentetate injection is used to help your doctor see an image of your kidneys and assess how well they are working. It is also used to help your doctor see an image of your brain.
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
You will need to urinate right away after your exam and as often as possible for 4 to 6 hours after you get this medicine. Drink plenty of fluids before and after you get this medicine so you will urinate more.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to technetium Tc 99m pentetate or if you are breastfeeding.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant, or if you have kidney disease, or if you have other medical problems.
You may be exposed to radiation when you are given this medicine. Talk with your doctor if you have concerns about this.
Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.
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:
Rash or itching skin
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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Brand names include
An-DTPA, MPI DTPA
There may be other brand names for this medicine.