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PATIENT INFORMATION

Women of Childbearing Potential

Patients should be advised to inform their physician or healthcare provider if they are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Post-study Breastfeeding Avoidance

Instruct nursing patients to substitute stored breast milk or infant formula for breast milk for one hour after administration of rubidium Rb 82 chloride injection.

Post-study Voiding

Instruct patients to void after completion of each image acquisition session and as often as possible for one hour after completion of the PET scan.

Last reviewed on RxList: 2/15/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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