Ioflupane I 123 (By injection)
eye-oh-FLOO-pane I 123
Used to help diagnose parkinsonian syndromes during a procedure called a single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan.
Diagnostic Agent, Radiopharmaceutical Imaging (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Ioflupane I 123 is used in a procedure called single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan to help your doctor see an image of your brain. This medicine helps to determine if you have symptoms (tremors) that are caused by Parkinsonian syndromes (e.g., Parkinson‘s disease, multiple system atrophy, and progressive supranuclear palsy).
This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor with specialized training in nuclear medicine.
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How To Use
A doctor or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins just before you have a SPECT scan.
You will need to urinate right away and as often as possible for 48 hours after you receive this medicine. Drink plenty of fluids before and after you receive this medicine so you will urinate more often.
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. Tell your doctor if you are using amoxapine, amphetamine, benztropine, bupropion, buspirone, citalopram, cocaine, mazindol, methamphetamine, methylphenidate, norephedrine, paroxetine, phentermine, phenylpropanolamine, selegiline, or sertraline.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to ioflupane or iodine.
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding. You may be told to pump and discard your breast milk for up to 6 days after you receive this medicine.
While receiving this medicine, you will be exposed to radiation. If you have any questions about this, talk to your doctor.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
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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