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Ceretec Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Ceretec Kit for the Preparation of Technetium Tc99m Exametazime Injection Diagnostic Radiopharmaceutical for Intravenous Use Only is a diagnostic radiopharmaceutical used as an adjunct in the detection of altered regional cerebral perfusion in stroke. It is also used for leukocyte labeled scintigraphy as an adjunct in the localization of intra-abdominal infection and inflammatory bowel disease. Common side effects include a temporary rise in blood pressure, rash with redness, facial swelling, and fever.
The normal adult (70 kg) dose of Ceretec is 0.259-0.925 GBq (7-25 mCi) as Tc99m labeled leukocytes by intravenous injection. Ceretec Kit may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Ceretec should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Formula feedings should be substituted for breastfeeding for 60 hours. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Ceretec Kit Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. 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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